Some very good news could be coming to Android fans on Tuesday with Qualcomm hosting its Snapdragon Summit on the island of Maui in Hawaii. This annual event is when the American tech company releases its upgraded smartphone chips and it seems almost certain that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will be unveiled in a big way.
Details on this new processor remain scarce but, if history repeats itself, we can expect all the usual performance boosts with more power and improved AI on future phones that feature it.
Along with faster speeds, Qualcomm is always bringing better features to camera technology as part of its Snapdragon upgrades and it’s almost certain Gen 2 will be more efficient, which should help extend the life. device battery life.
Games could also be boosted with smoother animations and lower latency. Plus, we could see faster 5G download speeds improving things when you’re away from fixed broadband.
We’ll find out all the details late Tuesday night, November 15, but there’s one thing that seems pretty definitive.
It looks like this new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will be the chosen processor for Samsung’s new Galaxy S23.
Not only that, but it looks like the Korean tech giant will use Gen 2 across the world rather than the previous S devices that were split between Qualcomm and its own Exynos chip.
Although Samsung has yet to officially confirm this news, Qualcomm has made some huge hints about the coming year.
Speaking on a recent investor call, Qualcomm boss Christiano Amon said: “I think we’re going to announce our next-gen Snapdragon at our Tech Summit in a few weeks. I think what we see right now is, structurally, we’re very well placed.
“In handsets, we entered into a new multi-year agreement with Samsung, expanding the use of Snapdragon platforms for future premium Samsung Galaxy products globally.
“We expect the March quarter to also benefit from our increased share of Samsung.”
These comments were confirmed by Qualcomm CFO Akash Palkhiwala, who added that the company’s share of Samsung’s Galaxy S22 chips will increase from 75% to 100% with the launch of the S23.
Express.co.uk asked Qualcomm for a statement on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy launch, but the US company said it was not offering any official comment at this time.
Some manufacturers usually confirm that their phones get the new chip during the summit, so hopefully Samsung will make official announcements later this week.
Want to know more about the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor? Express.co.uk will bring you all the news live from the Snapdragon Summit, so watch this space.