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Overclocked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 variant is coming to more smartphones

The overclocked variant of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset will finally be available to more manufacturers, starting with REDMAGIC 8S Pro.

The image is showing the Snapdragon Gen 2 processor, a type of processor used in smartphones and other electronic devices. Full Text: Snapdragon Gen 2
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The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is currently Qualcomm’s most powerful Android mobile chipset. In terms of capability, the chipset can rival Apple’s A15 Bionic chip, in terms of capability with its robust CPU and powerful GPU.

However, in early 2023, Samsung scored a big win by being the first to incorporate the overclocked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in its Galaxy S23 series smartphones, resulting in a more powerful and efficient system-on-chip (SoC). 

Now, after some time, other smartphone manufacturers will finally have access to the overclocked SoC. 

Overclocked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 

Known as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Leading Version, the overclocked SoC will debut on the upcoming REDMAGIC 8S Pro, as announced by the gaming brand REDMAGIC, in a recent WEIBO post.

This image is advertising the RedMagic Stepdrogen Elite Gaming Series, which is powered by the second-generation Snapdragon 8 processor with a clock speed of 3.36GHz and is set to be released on July 5th. Full Text: REDMAGIC Stepdrogen elite gaming 红魔8SPRO系列首发搭载 第二代骁龙8领先版 3.36GHZ Snapdragon 骁龙 8 第二代 LEADING VERSION 7月5日 高能进化!
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The brand also revealed the overclocked SoC has a CPU clock speed of 3.36GHz. In contrast, the standard version had a CPU clock speed of 3.2GHz. We are also speculating the Leading Version will come with some degree of GPU boost, like the Galaxy S23. 

While the new overclocked version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 brings only minor upgrades, it still provides substantial processing power.

Ultimately, the performance of the chipset will depend on its integration. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Leading Version performed exceptionally on the Galaxy S23 Ultra. So, it would be interesting to see how the chipset performs when paired with REDMAGIC’s cooling technology. 

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Saurav loves writing and tech. So, after engineering, he didn't look back and embarked on a journey to become a tech writer. Saurav has worked for various tech websites across the globe. Saurav has recently joined Know Techie and is proud to be a part of it.

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