Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 tipped to arrive earlier than usual
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is slated to debut later in the year as Qualcomm's next-gen flagship SoC. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 launched in November last year with massive performance and efficiency improvements, and word on the grapevine claims the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 could arrive even earlier.
According to leaker Digital Chat Station, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is set to debut earlier in the year than one would expect. While the leaker doesn't specify when exactly the chipset will launch, it's safe to assume it will debut earlier than mid-November. For some perspective, similar information leaked about the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 last year and it ended up launching about two weeks earlier than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 before it. With that in mind, it wouldn't be surprising if the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 arrived in late October or early November. The leaker also claims Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 phones will launch in Q4. That's always the case anyway.
Details of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 remain elusive for the most part. Recently, however, reports touted an early Geekbench run for the flagship chipset, with the revealed scores showcasing around a 25% bump in CPU performance compared to the already impressive Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Supposedly, that could come with circa 20% improved efficiency as well.