Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888+ SoC has barely been on the market and already rumours about a successor to the chipset has begun making its rounds online. The chipset in question is the alleged Snapdragon 898 and it is expected to deliver a significant boost in performance.
To be clear, no official announcements for the Snapdragon 898 has been made, so much so that even the current name isn’t official. In the case of prominent leakster Ice Universe (@UniverseIce), their speculation goes all the way back to July this year, but they believe that Qualcomm’s successor to the Snapdragon 888+ will be called Snapdragon 895 instead of 898.
Another leakster, Digital Chat Station, believes that the Snapdragon “895” will be based on a 4nm process, provided by Samsung. Additionally, the new processor is expected to have a 20% performance uplift over the current Snapdragon 888+. They also say that the CPU will run hotter than a Snapdragon 888, although that may simply be a translation issue brought about by Google Translate.
What is more interesting is that Ice Universe also named a supposed Snapdragon 895+, which will also be based on the 4nm process node, but one provided by TSMC instead of Samsung. Further, the next-generation SOCs are expected to run on the new Kryo 780 CPU infusion that is based off ARM’s Cortex V9 architecture, that could run a 1+3+4 core layout.
In any case, nothing has been set in stone at the time of writing, so take this news with a grain of salt.
(Source: Hot Hardware)