The Snapdragon 888 is pretty new and its successor is just anticipated to be introduced someday in December. However, leaks have already began pouring in for Qualcomm’s subsequent marquee chipset that’ll energy flagship telephones in 2022.
Reliable tipster Evan Blass has revealed what could be the whole spec sheet of the SM8450. The mannequin variety of the Snapdragon 888 is SM8350 so it might solely be truthful to imagine that SM8450 is its direct descendant.
According to Blass, the upcoming Snapdragon silicon will make the transition from the 5nm to 4nm manufacturing course of. This ought to end in sooner efficiency and improved energy effectivity.
The chip can be anticipated to get the brand new built-in Snapdragon X65 5G modem, up from the X60 5G modem that runs contained in the Snapdragon 888. The new system guarantees 10Gbps theoretical obtain speeds and will provide extra steady 5G connectivity.
Elsewhere, you’ll be able to anticipate to see spec upgrades within the type of the Kryo 780 CPU, Adreno 730 GPU, and Spectra 680 ISP. You can view the whole leaked specs of the Snapdragon 888 successor in Blass’ tweet embedded above.
We first heard concerning the Snapdragon 888 successor with mannequin quantity SM8450 again in March. The chipset is outwardly codenamed “Waipio,” after the Waipi’o Valley in Hawaii. The earlier leak revealed that Qualcomm’s engineers are testing samples of the chip with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS reminiscence.
Qualcomm could also be planning some main imaging enhancements this time round. The new chip is supposedly utilizing a brand new digicam module designated “Leica 1.” Of course, this doesn’t imply future flagships will come with Leica cameras. The partnership could nonetheless level to Leica optimizing the ISP of the brand new chip.