Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 using Samsung’s 4nm process may offer 20% improved performance

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Qualcomm recently unveiled a new variant of its Snapdragon 888 series chipset, dubbed Snapdragon 888+ 5G with improved AI processing. Now, the eyes are on the next-generation chipset from Qualcomm which is set to launch at the end of this year.

The upcoming chipset, likely to be called Snapdragon 895 or Snapdragon 898, will come with model number SM8450. It will be powering most of the flagship smartphones getting launched next year.


With just a few months more before the official announcement, details about the upcoming flagship processor from Qualcomm are not surfacing online. Digital Chat Station has now revealed that the Snapdragon SM8450 will be manufactured using Samsung’s 4nm process and will result in 20 percent increased performance.

Previously, it was reported that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 will feature a three-cluster architecture. It will include a super-large core based on Cortex-X2, a large core based on Cortex-A710, and a small core based on Cortex-A510. All these new designs will be under the ARM v9 Pure 64-bit system.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 898

The Cortex-X2 offers about 16 percent improvement in design performance than X1. But after tuning by Qualcomm, it has been optimized to perform better. However, for the performance results, we will have to wait for the mass-produced version of the chipset.

Given the track record, we expect Xiaomi to be the first company to launch a smartphone powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 chipset once it gets officially announced in December this year at Qualcomm Summit.

There will also be a Snapdragon 898+ SoC which should be launched in the second half of 2022. A report reveals that while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 will be manufactured by Samsung, the Plus variant will be manufactured by TSMC.

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