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 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.
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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