It’s only a few months since Qualcomm published this Snapdragon 888 Plus SoC, but rumors about this company’s next flagship chipset, probably this Snapdragon 898, have already started to roll in. Notably, the Snapdragon 898 was previously proposed to arrive as the Snapdragon 895.
Snapdragon 898 leak
Tipster Ice Universe took to Weibo (via My drivers) to leak the key specs of the Snapdragon 898 chipset. According to the insider, the new X2 core of the Snapdragon 898 chipset will be clocked at 3.09 GHz. To put that in perspective, this Corex X1 core in Snapdragon 888+ is clocked at 2.995GHz. According to Arm’s May announcement, this new X2 core is 16 percent faster than this X1 core.
Based on these leaks and reports so far, this chipset is likely to offer a single Cortex-X2 core, 3 Cortex-A710 cores, 2 high-frequency Cortex-A510 cores, also 2 low-frequency Cortex-A510 cores. This chipset is supposed to have scored 1250 points on single-core also 4000 on multi-core on Geekbench. This is a notable improvement over the benchmark score of the current-generation flagship Snapdragon 888, but it is unlikely to beat Apple’s next chipset.
The Snapdragon 898 chipset is speculated to be built on Samsung’s 4nm process. But it’s up in this air that Qualcomm may change to TSMC’s 4nm process by this second half of next year, probably with this “+” variant of this chipset.
Following Qualcomm’s history of lanching flagship chipsets, we expect this organization to introduce this Snapdragon 898 sometime in December later this year. Regardless of how Qualcomm ends up naming the chipset, it will power the majority of flagship phones from Samsung, Xiaomi, Realme, and others in the first half of 2022.