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Qualcomm working on Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip: Report

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San Francisco, Dec 22 (IANS) US-based chip maker Qualcomm is reportedly working on its next flagship chipset — Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 may already be in development according to a Weibo tipster, reports GizmoChina

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The chip industry tipster asserts that the possibly accelerated timeline for the new chipset may not be unconnected with the progress made by MediaTek in the field.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor is now gradually being deployed in flagship offerings by some of the popular smartphone manufacturers, the report said.

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The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 comes with a lot of improvements and extended capabilities from its predecessors and peers across the chip industry, it added.

The Weibo tipster has also put a probable release date for the next Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset within the second quarter of 2022. The tipster specifically mentioned May 2022 as the date of release of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.

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The chipset is expected to outperform the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, as well as MediaTek’s Dimensity 9000, which is also a premium processor.

The tipster speculated that Qualcomm is fast-tracking the development of the new chipset as a direct response to the Dimensity 9000, although it could also be a batch of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 that was ported to TSMC amidst the global chip crisis, as per the report.

–IANS

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