It is expected that Qualcomm will soon introduce its next premium mobile chipset, which will be a direct successor of the Snapdragon 888 that drives the best Android phones in 2021. Leaked images upcoming phone with a Snapdragon 898 chipset yesterday appeared on the network, thanks to tipster Digital Chat Station (via SparrowsNews ).
The image shows us that the phone has a Device Info HW app. Judging by the leaked image, the Snapdragon 898 will have a configuration of three clusters with a Cortex-X2 core with a clock speed of 3.0 GHz, three Cortex-A710 cores running at 2.5 GHz, and four Cortex-A510 cores oriented to efficiency at 1.79 GHz.
The Snapdragon 898 can come with a brand new Adreno 730 GPU, which is expected to bring significant improvements in graphics performance compared to the Adreno 660 in the Snapdragon 888 and 888+. Rumors also suggest that the chip will have a new X65 5G modem and will be built on a 4nm process.
According to the tipster, the Xiaomi 12 will be the first phone to run the Snapdragon 898 chipset. It is also stated that Motorola plans to announce the Snapdragon 898 phone before the end of the year.
Most other Android OEMs are expected to introduce their first phones with the Snapdragon 888 successor in the first half of 2022. The Samsung Galaxy S22 series is also expected to use this chipset, but only in a few markets such as the US and China.
The international variants of the Galaxy S22 series phones will probably be powered by the Exynos 2200, which will be Samsung’s answer to the Snapdragon 898. It will be the company’s first mobile chipset to have AMD graphics with Ray tracing support.
By: Olivia J. – Zexron