Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is the most powerful Snapdragon chipset last year, being more powerful compared to its predecessors; even so, rumors about its successor, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, have surfaced
whitebleu, a tech blogger, posted about the rumored specs of the upcoming chipset last November 2022:
For those who have slow internet, here are the rumored specs of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3:
Part number: SM8650
Manufacturing process: TSMC 4nm+ (N4P)
1× ARM Hunter-Elp (CXC23, Cortex X3 iteration)
5× ARM Hunter (Cortex A715 iteration)
2× ARM Cortex A510 r1
GPU : Adreno 830
Modem : Snapdragon X75 5G
Geekbench 5 Single: 1800
For comparison, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is an 8-core chipset that was announced on November 15, 2022, and is manufactured using a 4-nanometer process technology. It has 1 core Cortex-X3 at 3200 MHz, 2 cores Cortex-A715 at 2800 MHz, 2 cores Cortex-A710 at 2800 MHz, and 3 cores Cortex-A510 at 2000 MHz.
Regarding Geekbench 5 scores, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 scored 1300, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 scored 1500 and the Apple A16 chip scored 1850. The rumored Geekbench 5 scores of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is around 1800, making it significantly closer to the single core performance of the Apple A16 chip. Overall, it is expected that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 should have significant performance improvements compared to its predecessors.