Leak reveals Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy SoC spec details
Expect the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy to power many of Samsung’s devices next year.
Qualcomm usually launches two variants of its flagship SoC, a standard version alongside a slightly faster “Plus” variant. In recent years, only Samsung has used the speedier version, and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy continues that trend.
Last year, Samsung got exclusive access to the Plus variant with “for Galaxy” branding. That meant all other brands had to settle for the normal Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, in its non-overclocked state.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy to feature an overclocked GPU for better AI performance
The information comes from renowned leaker Yogesh Brar, who shared the specifications for the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, revealing the difference between this one and the standard Snapdragon 8 Gen 3.
According to the leak, the new “for Galaxy” variant of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will be similar to the regular version but with different clock speeds across the board.
The prime core of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy is slightly overclocked at 3.4GHz. Generally, it’s 3.3GHz. On the other hand, the two performance core clusters and the efficiency core clusters are both slightly underclocked.
With last year’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy having overclocked efficiency cores, perhaps Samsung is opting for better thermals and battery life this time around.
Besides the CPU, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy is said to come with an overclocked GPU for better AI performance, and we expect the SoC to contribute to the AI enhancements coming on the Galaxy S24 series.
Last year, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 “for Galaxy” version only had a marginal overclock on the prime core and an overclocked GPU.
Qualcomm even gave Samsung exclusivity by letting it use the “for Galaxy” branding for a while.
However, later in the year, the same overclocked variant was used by other smartphone manufacturers but without any special branding.
We are expecting Qualcomm to provide the same exclusivity to Samsung this year, too, so we should see some Snapdragon 8 Gen 3+ flagships later on in 2024.
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