Qualcomm is preparing a counterattack with the successor to Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

After registering some overheating of its Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, Qualcomm is already preparing to counterattack the market with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 successor.

And to maintain the leadership of the premium smartphone segment, the manufacturer will make a fundamental change in its next processor.

Qualcomm will replace Samsung with TSMC in the manufacture of its new processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor uses Samsung’s 4nm manufacturing process

The processor war is raging with MediaTek launching the premium Dimensity 9000 processor to dethrone Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 from the podium of high-end terminals.

But apparently Qualcomm is already preparing the counterattack with the successor to its current high-end chip which brings with it a significant change. According to information revealed by leaker Ice Universe, the next Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will use TSMC’s manufacturing process. This means Qualcomm will ditch Samsung on the next high-end chip.

Indeed, as is the tradition of Qualcomm in the second half of this year, the brand will launch another version of its latest processor which will be the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ which will also be manufactured by TSMC. It’s safe to say that this will be a preview of what to expect for the next generation of chips from Qualcomm.

Qualcomm will have opted for TSMC for energy efficiency

But what made Qualcomm opt for TSMC and abandon Samsung’s manufacturing process? According to some analysts and market experts, the origin of the manufacturer’s decision is the energy efficiency provided by the TSMC manufacturing process.

From what we have been able to gather so far, the Dimensity 9000 chip which uses TSMC’s 4nm process has proven to be more power efficient than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 which uses Samsung’s 4nm process, and it also has no overheating issues.

On the other hand, Qualcomm has already launched the new generation of 5G modem, Snapdragon X70, which most likely will be integrated with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip. This modem offers greater flexibility to meet the requirements of communication operators in the whole world. .

Therefore, it is expected that with such requirements, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor will deliver significantly higher performance, as well as greater power efficiency, without any trace of overheating related issues.

For all these reasons, Qualcomm will have chosen to change the manufacturing process, in an attempt to maintain its leadership in the premium smartphone segment.

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