The next-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 flagship processor will launch in the month of November. This information is coming from tipster and blogger Digital Chat Station. Launching at a time earlier than its predecessor means that we might as well see some adjustments to the launch time of flagship Android devices.
This processor will possibly make use of the TSMC 4nm fabrication process. It’d also follow a 1+2+2+3 quad-cluster architecture, as against the triple cluster of the 8 Gen 1. The next-gen processor from Qualcomm will also use the ARM Cortex X3 on two cores.
At its launch, this processor will compete with the Apple A15 Bionic processor. It’d also claim the crown of the “best Android processor” in the market. Possibly competition might come from MediaTek with the Dimensity 9000 successor.
Before its direct Android processor competitor releases any SoC, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 would already be in use. A long list of Android manufacturers will use this processor to power their flagship devices. One of such manufacturers is Xiaomi, and they were the first to use the 8 Gen 1 after its launch.
The Chinese company might follow through by launching the Xiaomi 13 series with the 8 Gen 2. Considering the early launch of the Qualcomm next-gen flagship processor, Xiaomi as well as other manufacturers might work on their launch schedule. This means that we might see flagship devices become official earlier than we originally expect them to launch.