The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has a faster version that is, so far, reserved for Samsung phones, but that could change soon.
Weibo leaker, digital chat stationclaimed that Samsung’s monopoly on the processor Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy came to an end. Furthermore, he adds that this higher clock speed chip will soon be available to other smartphone makers.
Nothing is known about the specific brands that will launch cell phones with this chip, but can be manufacturers such as ASUS, OnePlus and Xiaomi. After all, OnePlus T and Xiaomi T series phones are common in the second half of the year, while we also see ROG phones frequently in the second half.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy differs from the standard Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in that offers higher peak CPU and GPU clock speeds. The CPU in particular has been clocked up from 3.2GHz to 3.36GHz (a 5% increase). The GPU also clocks in at 719 MHz, up from the standard chip’s 680 MHz (a 5.7 percent increase). Lastly, the chip’s AI silicon is believed to have also received a slight speed boost.
It’s not as big of an improvement as the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 over the standard Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. On last year’s Plus model, CPU and GPU speeds increased by 10% and power efficiency improved by 15-30%. This was mainly due to the manufacturing shift from Samsung to TSMC. Now, both the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and the improved chip are manufactured by TSMC.