It has not been long since the release of the first generation Snapdragon 8 chip that the market has become hot rumors; Rumor has it that Qualcomm is trying to build a second generation of its flagship chip. According to a Weibo whistleblower, the second-generation Snapdragon 8 is currently in production, and the reason for Qualcomm’s acceleration in building this processor may not be unrelated to MediaTek’s significant advances in chip manufacturing.
The first-generation Snapdragon 8 flagship chip, based on a four-nanometer process and equipped with the world’s first X65 5G modem with a download speed of 10 Gbps, is gradually appearing in the flagship products of some popular smartphone makers such as Xiaomi, Motorola, Oppo and Reelmi. The processor topped the Android chip chart in the Antoto benchmark, and improved significantly compared to the previous Snapdragon 888 processor.
According to Mobile Chip Masters, the revelation on the Weibo platform, the next Snapdragon processor will probably be released in the second quarter of 2022, or more precisely, in May (May and June 1401).
The second-generation Snapdragon 8 is expected to outperform the first-generation Snapdragon 8 and MediaTek 9000 Density, which are also flagship processors. According to the whistleblower, Qualcomm, in response to the release of the 9000 Density, has thought of speeding up the process of building its next chips so as not to lag behind this breathtaking competition. However, the reason for Qualcomm’s acceleration in the production of the Snapdragon 8-generation package chip may be that the company sent it to the Taiwanese company TSMC in the midst of a global chip shortage.
Qualcomm is the king of Android chips, thanks to Snapdragon processors both by critics and users, and almost all major smartphone makers use Qualcomm processors. Qualcomm itself does not make smartphones; But it licenses its chips to many smartphone makers, and in that sense it has a very influential place in the Android ecosystem.