Rumored: Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 to Boost High-Performance Core Speed by 15%

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Chipset

According to Twitter tipster RGcloudS (via Wccftech), the unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset could power the Galaxy S24 series next year. The tipster claims that the chipset could see a 15% hike in clock speed for the X-4 high-performance core compared to the X-3 core used on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.

Clock Speed and Performance

The version of the chipset used on the Galaxy S23 line features an overclocked X-3 core running at 3.36GHz. The X-4 core on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 could feature a 3.70GHz clock speed, which is higher than the Apple A17 Bionic SoC due to debut in the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra later this year. Furthermore, with the 15% hike in the X-4 clock speed, there will be a bigger jump in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3’s performance compared with the improvement seen in the current generation of the chip.

Qualcomm will stick with the 1-4-3 core configuration found on the current chip. This means the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will have one high-performance core, four performance cores, and three efficiency cores, similar to its predecessor.

Chip Production and Release Date

Interestingly, the tipster says that the upcoming chip might be produced using TSMC’s 4nm process node instead of moving to 3nm. Qualcomm might introduce the new chipset in October. Last year, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 was outed in November.

Until the specs are officially announced, we don’t know whether the Galaxy version of the chipset will also be the beneficiary of the same 15% hike. If so, that would take the X-4 core on the Galaxy version of the chip to 3.86GHz.