List of Upcoming Phones with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Processor

Qualcomm will soon introduce the 8 Gen 3 chipset at the Snapdragon Summit. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 was very successful, and the phones running this chip have the best battery life on the market. They also have cutting-edge GPUs with remarkable performance. Built on TSMC’s efficient 4nm node, the performance and efficiency are in perfect balance. The GPU performance matches Apple’s A17 Pro chip and has fewer heating issues than Apple’s chip. From early reports, it’s also the efficiency chip.

Qualcomm is taking this lead further with the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip. They’re sticking to the tried and tested TSMC 4nm node, which is the right move. The 3nm node only has a 55% yield rate, has heating issues, and is much more expensive for questionable efficiency and performance gains. Qualcomm is better off sticking with a more reliable 4nm node, which works wonders for striking the right balance between performance and efficiency.

Specs of Snapdragon 8 Gen 3

There are some reports that the phone will use both the TSMC N3E (3nm node) and the 4nm node, but this isn’t confirmed and is highly unlikely at launch. We’ve seen something similar with the 8 Gen 1. The 8 Gen 3 might have a follow-up 8+ Gen 3 variant with the 3nm node in a few months. The 8 Gen 1 and 8+ Gen 1 have the same CPU structure, but one uses the TSMC 4nm node, and the irregular 8 Gen 1 runs on the 4nm Samsung node.

We expect the Cortex X4 Prime core, the Cortex-A720 performance core, and the Cortex-A520 efficiency core. Rumors say Qualcomm is moving to a 1+5+2 architecture from a 1+4+3 architecture on the 8 Gen 2.

GPU details remain unknown, and we don’t know much about the clock speeds either. Rumors say it’ll hit 3.7 GHz. This is much higher than the 3.36 GHz of the 8 Gen 2. The 8 Gen 2 has one prime core, four mid-tier performance cores, and three efficiency cores. The 8 Gen 3 will apparently drop one of the efficiency cores and resort to one prime performance core, five mid-tier performance cores, and only two efficiency cores. We’re not sure how this will impact battery life and overall efficiency. However, Qualcomm has a new technology that lets them use the mid-tier cores as efficiency cores, too, so we have to see how it pans.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 represent

These phones are expected to feature Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset

  1. Xiaomi 14
  2. Xiaomi 14 Pro
  3. Xiaomi 14 Pro Plus
  4. Xiaomi 14 Ultra
  5. Samsung Galaxy S24
  6. Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus
  7. Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
  8. ASUS Zenfone 11
  9. ASUS ROG Phone 8
  10. Honor Magic 6
  11. Honor Magic 6 Pro
  12. Honor Magic 6 Ultimate
  13. Oppo Find X7 Pro
  14. Sony Xperia 1 (VI)
  15. Sony Xperia 5 (VI)
  16. Realme GT5 Pro
  17. OnePlus 12
  18. OnePlus Open 2
  19. Vivo X100 Pro+
  20. iQOO 12
  21. Moto Edge 50 Pro
  22. Moto Edge 50 Ultra
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