The Snapdragon 888 is pretty new and its successor is barely anticipated to be introduced someday in December. Nevertheless, leaks have already began pouring in for Qualcomm’s subsequent marquee chipset that’ll energy flagship telephones in 2022.
Dependable tipster Evan Blass has revealed what could possibly be the entire spec sheet of the SM8450. The mannequin variety of the Snapdragon 888 is SM8350 so it might solely be honest to imagine that SM8450 is its direct descendant.
Based on Blass, the upcoming Snapdragon silicon will make the transition from the 5nm to 4nm manufacturing course of. This could lead to quicker efficiency and improved energy effectivity.
The chip can be anticipated to get the brand new built-in Snapdragon X65 5G modem, up from the X60 5G modem that runs contained in the Snapdragon 888. The brand new system guarantees 10Gbps theoretical obtain speeds and will supply extra secure 5G connectivity.
Elsewhere, you may anticipate to see spec upgrades within the type of the Adreno 730 GPU, and Spectra 680 ISP. You possibly can view the entire leaked specs of the Snapdragon 888 successor in Blass’ tweet embedded above.
The leaked information additionally factors to the usage of a Kryo 780 CPU constructed on the Arm v9 structure. Arm introduced its first CPUs constructed on this structure final month, consisting of the heavyweight Cortex-X2, the Cortex-A710, and the light-weight Cortex-A510. So if it’s something just like the Snapdragon 888, we are able to anticipate one Cortex X2 CPU core, three Cortex-A710 cores, and 4 A510 cores.
We first heard concerning the Snapdragon 888 successor with mannequin quantity SM8450 again in March. The chipset is outwardly codenamed “Waipio,” after the Waipi’o Valley in Hawaii. The earlier leak revealed that Qualcomm’s engineers are testing samples of the chip with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS reminiscence.
Qualcomm could also be planning some main imaging enhancements this time round. The brand new chip is supposedly utilizing a brand new digital camera module designated “Leica 1.” In fact, this doesn’t imply future flagships will include Leica cameras. The partnership might nevertheless level to Leica optimizing the ISP of the brand new chip.