Smartphones with the newest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset have started to appear on the market. Meanwhile, there are already rumors about the next version – Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 SoC.
Twitter user @faridofanani96 recently tweeted about the gaming performance of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 chip. This chip, specifically an early version called an engineering sample, reportedly ran the game Genshin Impact smoothly for 45 minutes at 1080p resolution, reportedly maintaining a frame rate of 60 frames per second.
Genshin Impact is a demanding game for smartphones, so the ability of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 to handle it for a long time is promising. Since the chip in the test is still under development, the final version may be even better, possibly running Genshin Impact at a maximum of 60 frames per second in a higher resolution.
Similarly, a previous report shows that the Adreno 830 Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 GPU scored 10% higher than Apple’s M2 chip in the 3DMark Wild Life Extreme Stress Test. This is impressive, especially when you consider that the M2 is designed for large devices such as Macs.
Qualcomm has confirmed that it will incorporate its custom Oryon cores into its 2024 smartphone chips, likely in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4. The Snapdragon X Elite computer, which uses the Oryon processor, has demonstrated impressive performance, suggesting that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 will be a significant upgrade over the 8 Gen 3.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 will face competition from MediaTek’s upcoming Dimensity 9400 SoC. The latter, like the Dimensity 9300, is expected to have a combination of three high-performance Cortex-X5 cores and five high-performance Cortex cores and will not include any low-power cores.