According to the latest information, Qualcomm may present its latest mobile chip a few days earlier than usual, intended for high-end phones.
We’ve gotten used to Qualcomm holding its annual Snapdragon Tech Summit in the early days of December, where the main star is the current Snapdragon mobile processor. It is already official that the Snapdragon Summit will be from November 30 to December 2. As in previous years, the San Diego chipmaker will present its 2021 most powerful mobile chip on the first day, even in November. The chipset was previously referred to as the Snapdragon 895. However, it will almost certainly get the number 898.
The chipset is manufactured using Samsung’s 4nm manufacturing process. It will use a three-cluster architecture, just like its predecessor. The ARM Cortex-X2 super large core clock reaches 3 GHz. The three Cortex-A710 ticks at 2.5 GHz, while the four energy-efficient cores tick at 1.79 GHz. The graphics card will be an Adreno 730, and the new Snapdragon X65 5G modem will also have space on the chip.
Improvements are also expected in ISP and DSP. Qualcomm is also likely to introduce a new artificial intelligence coprocessor to determine when to increase the clock signal and idle the cores to preserve battery life. According to preliminary measurements, the Snapdragon 898 will perform about 20 percent more than the Snapdragon 888.
Understandably, smartphone manufacturers are waiting to jump on the new chip. Xiaomi and Motorola may be the first two OEMs to incorporate this chip into their novelties. Still, Vivo is also among the first, especially since Geekech’s list previously showed a chipset in a Vivo prototype device. We can also expect that some of the Samsung Galaxy S22s that will appear in early 2022 (supposedly in the first days of February) will also be powered by this chipset.
In addition to the prominent star of the Snapdragon show, we’ll also get a glimpse of Qualcomm’s next-generation chipsets that will power the notebooks anyway.