For Qualcomm, Samsung manufactured the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset for flagship mobile devices, while the chip giant joined forces with TSMC for the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1. Instead of Samsung, Qualcomm has given orders for the 4nm-based Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chips to TSMC due to bad performance complaints.
The US chip maker already confirmed that its annual Snapdragon Summit will be held in November 2022, where, the 8 Gen 2 processor is expected to be introduced. Ahead of the official release, a Weibo tipster revealed that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will have ultra high frequency and GPU will outperform Apple A-series chips.
According to the information, the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform has reached the 3.4-3.5GHz range in internal testing, which will be further improved before the official launch, while there are notable improvements in GPU performance compared to the existing chips.
The tipster further added that the future Android flagships packed with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset will beat Apple A-series chips, thanks to the extreme performance of the GPU. Meanwhile, the mobile platform should be more power efficient alongside bringing improved performance.
As per the previous reports, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor will introduce a number of new features and performance enhancements. And Chinese OEMs are preparing to introduce their upcoming flagships with futuristic hardware capabilities, such as:
- 2K+120Hz E6 1440Hz PWM flexible screen
- 1.5K+120Hz Q9 2160Hz PWM flexible screen
- 1-inch main camera
- New Telephoto sensors
Apart from the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, the same source revealed that the mid-year flagship chip won’t feature major changes in performance as the 8 Gen 1 and 8 Plus Gen 1. Qualcomm would only introduce an overclocked version of the 8 Gen 2 as 8 Plus Gen 2 in mid-2023.
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Apple’s A17 Pro is one speedy chipset: How it fare on AnTuTu?
Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are equipped with an A17 Pro chipset, manufactured on TSMC’s 3nm process tech. It became the most powerful smartphone chip on Geekbench, following its debut. Notably, Apple’s A17 Pro used in the iPhone 15 Pro is one of the fastest phones on AnTuTu.
According to the info, the A17 Pro inside the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max is one of the fastest phones on AnTuTu with a combined score of 1,641,883 points. This score surpasses the Android-leading nubia Red Magic 8 Pro+ which scores 1,632,859 points.
It’s worth mentioning that the A17 Pro brings a 392,643-point CPU score and a 597,734-point outing for the GPU department. For reference, last year’s A16 Bionic chip managed a 1,474,011 score while the Apple M1 chip found on Apple laptops and iPads is just a hair away at 1,754,456 points.
Samsung Experts Share Insights on The Freestyle 2nd Gen Development
Earlier, Samsung released The Freestyle 2nd Gen which makes imagination a reality. Recently, Samsung interviewed key players of The Freestyle 2nd Gen development, including Wonki Kim from the Lifestyle Team, Seongwon Seo from the Picture Quality Solution Lab, and TJ Kim from the Future Planning Group.
Smart Edge Blending is one of the biggest upgrades in The Freestyle 2nd Gen.
Smart Edge Blending seamlessly merges projections from two The Freestyle devices to create a large screen for pictures and videos. By connecting the two devices to the SmartThings app and synchronizing the video output with a photo of the projected screens, users can enjoy a full-screen experience from anywhere.
Gaming through Samsung Gaming Hub
Through Samsung Gaming Hub, The Freestyle 2nd Gen supports gaming — a content form that was once unimaginable to enjoy on a portable projector. The addition of Samsung’s cloud gaming platform frees users from the limitations of consoles, wires and fixed screens such as smart TVs and monitors.
Screens Everywhere as a strategy
With the vision of “Screens Everywhere, Screens for All, The Freestyle 2nd Gen prioritizes portability and mobility to enable users to experience the benefits of a movable screen. Samsung’s goal is to move beyond simply targeting the existing market and present a new screen experience for everyone.
Samsung Galaxy S24’s Exynos chip to use FO-WLP tech, production to begin in Q4 2023
Recent developments suggest that Samsung is all set to ship the Galaxy S24 series with Exynos chip in select regions. However, the latest information talks about Galaxy S24’s Exynos chip’s mass production timing and packaging technology.
According to tipster Revegnus, Samsung is planning to produce an Exynos 2400 processor on FO-WLP packaging technology. It will be the first time the company will use this process for the production of Exynos smartphone chipsets.
The source also revealed that the Galaxy S24 series is scheduled for early 2024 release. Meanwhile, the mass production of its Exynos 2400 chipset could start in the fourth quarter of this year, utilizing the Fan-out wafer-level packaging technology.
Fan-out wafer-level packaging (also known as wafer-level fan-out packaging, fan-out WLP, FOWL packaging, FO-WLP, FOWLP, etc.) is an integrated circuit packaging technology, and an enhancement of standard wafer-level packaging (WLP) solutions. [Source]