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Rumor: Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 flagship chip will get a new 5G modem and will be produced by TSMC

Rumor: Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 flagship chip will get a new 5G modem and will be produced by TSMC

By May a number of new season Android flagship smartphones have already appeared on global sales, most of them using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip.
According to rumors, an improved version of this chip - Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus - will be released soon.
And meanwhile, information about the next generation model - Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 appeared in the Network.Image source: QualcommAccording to the known accurate forecasts informer Digital Chat Station, work on Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is already actively underway.
The CPU cores of the new chip will be distributed in three clusters according to the scheme \"1+3+4\".
The main core will be a Cortex X-family supercore, it will have three high-performance cores and four energy-efficient.It is expected that the model will get a new 5G-modem X70 with peak download speeds of up to 10 Gbps and an updated neuroprocessor (NPU) for more effective operations related to the AI and machine learning.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is codenamed SM8550.
According to a source, the production of the mobile platform has been entrusted to Taiwanese manufacturer TSMC.
It is likely to be produced in accordance with the 4-nm process.In addition, it is reported that the release of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus, not yet on the market, is postponed.
Earlier Qualcomm had planned to introduce the chipset in May, but now it is likely that the final decision will be made in the second half of this year.
Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Fold 4 are expected to be built on the new platform, which will go on sale in August or early September - by that time the product should be ready for industrial use.According to rumors, the postponement is related to the outbreak of COVID-19 infection in China - the closure of factories has disrupted the plans of many companies.

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