While mobile processors are still playing the numbers pool when it involves clock speeds, an undercurrent also emphasizes the system-on-chip’s graphical capabilities. A part of which will be driven by the still-growing mobile gaming market, and a part of its thanks to the increasing sophistication of mobile user interfaces. There’s some excitement and curiosity around Samsung’s use of AMD Radeon graphics technology for its upcoming Exynos 2200 chip. Still, Qualcomm naturally won’t take matters sitting down and could be priming the Snapdragon 895 to face that head-on.
The Snapdragon 895, if which will be the commercial name of the SM8450, will be following within the Snapdragon 888’s footsteps because of the company’s premier mobile AP (application processor). It’ll be made employing a 4nm process and can accompany a replacement Snapdragon X65 5G modem-RF system built on an equivalent process. While that alone already hints at an enormous intensify, a Lenovo executive is teasing something even bigger is within the works.
A post on Weibo from Lenovo China’s phone business head Chen Jin mentions that subsequent Snapdragon flagship’s GPU will be upgraded greatly. XDA theorizes that the Adreno 730 GPU’s number already points to an enormous jump compared to the Snapdragon 888‘s Adreno 660. Of course, it’s hard to imagine what big changes are future, but Lenovo’s Chen Jin seems to be quite impressed with the chipset coming to the company’s next top gaming smartphone, the Legion 3 Pro.
The CPU of the Snapdragon 895 won’t be left behind either. It’s expected to utilize one Cortex-X2 core, three Cortex-A710 cores, and 4 Cortex-A510 cores that were all announced earlier this year. the primary to use Arm’s new v9 architecture, these designs promise 30% to 40% improvements in performance.
Qualcomm is predicted to announce the Snapdragon 888’s successor near the top of the year, and it’ll be interesting to listen to which phones will be racing to be the primary to use it. However, the more interesting battle will be held inside the Galaxy S22, which can have models sporting the Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 895. These next-gen chips could mark a small shift within the AP market towards raw clock speeds and into graphics prowess, almost like the PC market.