Qualcomm has not yet launched the overclocked variant of vanilla Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, and we’ve started to hear some early details (such as core structure) of the future Snapdragon chip, which will power the Samsung Galaxy S24 series.
According to the leak, Qualcomm has codenamed the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 as either “Lanai” or “Pineapple.” And the leak further claims that the chip will adopt a new 2+3+2+1 structure, which could be the same for the Samsung Galaxy S24 series’ custom Snapdragon processor.
Qualcomm’s most successful Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset features a 1+4+4 core layout. The new cluster comes from the “titanium” cluster that includes two Arm “Hunter” (A7xx) cores. That said, it’s expected that the overall architecture of the next-gen Snapdragon chip could be as follows:
- Two A5xx cores
- Three A7xx cores
- Two A7xx cores
- One “gold+” core
- Adreno 750 GPU @ 770 MHz
- Linux kernel 6.1
It has been revealed that these are new cores from Arm, which could “replace the whole current lineup.” Besides, the new Arm chips probably drop support for 32-bit entirely, going 64-bit only. This follows Google’s way of gradually terminating the 32-bit support on Android.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy?
This year, Qualcomm and Samsung introduced a Galaxy-exclusive Snapdragon processor, as part of their multi-year partnership. The Korean tech giant is bringing the “Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy”-powered Galaxy S23 series to all regions and markets including Europe.
Compared to the standard variant (via), Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy has an increased primary clock speed from 3.2GHz to 3.36GHz and an increased GPU clock speed from 680MHz to 719MHz. Moreover, the company has further optimized it for the Galaxy S23 series with deep machine learning.
As the company’s dream chipset is in the initial stage, we don’t think it will take any kind of risk by commercializing it with the Galaxy S24 series. Accordingly, there are high chances of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for the Galaxy processor’s debut, which will power the Galaxy S24.
Samsung working on 1-inch camera with in-sensor crop zoom: Rumor
Samsung shipped its 200-megapixel camera with the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Moving ahead, the company is expected to ship the next two S Ultra flagships with enhanced variants of its 200-megapixel sensor. A new leak reveals that Samsung is also working on a 1-inch ISOCELL camera sensor.
Tipster @Tech_Reve revealed that Samsung is working on a 1-inch ISOCELL camera sensor with 0.8µm pixels, dual-pixel autofocus, and in-sensor crop zoom. Apart from these details, the tipster hasn’t revealed the model number of this image sensor.
Earlier, the same source disclosed that the South Korean tech giant would bring a significant camera upgrade to the Galaxy S25 and S25 Plus. These flagships are said to introduce a new Sony image sensor, ditching the conventional ISOCELL camera.
Galaxy S25 to feature new Sony Camera rather than Samsung ISOCELL
Countless leaks and rumors revealed most of the things about the Galaxy S24 series. In a recent development, a new leak indicates that Samsung is ditching the ISOCELL image sensor in favor of a new Sony Camera on its upcoming Galaxy S25 and S25 Plus.
According to tipster Revegnus, Samsung’s Galaxy S25 and S25 Plus smartphones might not use an ISOCELL camera sensor, with an upgrade to a new Sony Camera solution expected. It’s worth noting that there’s no camera hardware upgrade in the Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus.
Great news: The S25 and S25+ will no longer use the dreadful GN3 sensor; instead, they will feature Sony’s image sensor. I’m very happy! https://t.co/P6pxMEmyMl
— Revegnus (@Tech_Reve) December 3, 2023
We are over a year away from the tentative unveiling of Samsung’s Galaxy S25 series. Throughout the year, there will be several leaks and rumors regarding the specifications. Meanwhile, Galaxy AI will be spotlighted at the next Samsung Unpacked, so prepare for epic 2024.
Samsung Galaxy A55 with flat edge design revealed in 5K renders
Samsung will unveil several new Galaxy A series phones next year. The next year’s Galaxy devices are said to introduce a new design language, with a flat edge being the most highlighting. Well, folks over at MySmartPrice (in collaboration with Onleaks) managed to reveal Samsung Galaxy A55 design in renders.
Similar to Galaxy S24 flagships, the renders of Samsung Galaxy A55 showcase flat edge design. Notably, the device is likely to bring metal frame rather than the conventional material. In terms of dimensions, the device will roughly measure 161.1 x 77.3 / 77.9 x 8.2mm.
Check renders below:
Galaxy A55 Specs [Rumored]
6.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 120Hz refresh rate, Full HD+ resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
Exynos 1480 chipset, AMD GPU
Rear Cameras –
50MP primary camera, OIS, 12MP ultra-wide lens,5MP macro sensor
Front Camera –
Battery & Charging –
5,000mAh, 25W fast charging