Qualcomm is a leading manufacturer of Android chips. Their upcoming processor has everyone interested in its potential. Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 is scheduled for release this fall. Therefore, we still have some time from phones with this processor. While official details are awaited, leaks and rumors provide early hints of its potential. Note that the information below is based on leaks and should be taken with caution until it is officially confirmed.

The latest leak comes from Digital chat station on Weibo. The leaker claims details of the phones coming with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 chip. He claims that the phones with the next flagship processor mainly focus on improving the battery and screen performance. This focus on battery is in line with the growing demand for phones that can last longer. However, the chip phones may only have minor improvements in the camera department.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 phones: Rumors point to lower build quality

The leaker mentions that some of these phones may even have downgraded specs compared to their predecessors. Also, the initial batch of Snapdragon 8 gen 4 is reported to face higher production costs. This means that companies can use cheaper materials in their phones.

Looking through the comments below the post, I came across another interesting rumor

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The user specifies a forecast from the company’s CEO. The senior predicted that companies may adopt plastic frames instead of metal next year to save costs. This makes sense as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 chip is said to be more expensive to manufacture. This change is likely for high-end phones. True flagship phones should still have high-quality materials. Remember, this is just a rumor, so don’t take it as fact.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 specifications and capabilities

We have high expectations from the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4. The processor will go up against the Dimensity processor from MediaTek. Their newest chip, the Dimensity 9300 Plus, has a strong benchmark score. We previously covered the Dimensity 9300 Plus’ 2.3 million+ AnTuTu score. To stand out, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 will need significant improvements.

At its core, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 will be based on a 3nm process. This will ensure high efficiency, an important part of the success of a processor. Also, the layout will be changed for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4. The previous Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 featured a 1 + 3 + 4 layout. While the upcoming flagship will feature a 2 + 6 design, completely ditching the cores for efficiency. There is also a big jump in clock speed as well. It has increased from 3.3GHz to 4GHz.

Qualcomm promises that the new Oryon core will offer improved performance and energy efficiency. The processor will also prioritize AI capabilities with a dedicated DSP and AI accelerator. All this will make the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 a powerful processor.

In conclusion, early rumors suggest that Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 smartphones may offer improvements in performance, battery and display. Potential trade-offs may exist in build quality and camera upgrades. Remember that these are unconfirmed reports and we will have a clearer picture after the official launch.

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Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 Smartphones: Leak Points to a Downgrade