- A Lenovo executive claimed that the successor of Snapdragon 888 will make a major upgrade to the GPU.
- There is no news about what kind of improvement we will see, but Samsung is also preparing to provide a big graphics upgrade.
One of the biggest advantages of Qualcomm’s high-end Snapdragon processors (except for cellular connectivity) is that they tend to provide the best GPU in the Android smartphone space. For Snapdragon 888, this is usually correct, but it seems that subsequent chipsets may undergo major upgrades in this regard.
Lenovo executives claim On Weibo (h/t: XDA-Developer) The successor to the Snapdragon 888 chipset will have a “substantially” upgraded GPU, which indicates that the Legion 3 Pro smartphone will use this chipset. Check out the machine translation screenshot below.
The executive used the name “8450”, which is the part number of the upcoming chipset, just like the part number of the Snapdragon 888 is “SM8350”, and the Snapdragon 865 series is also called “SM8250”. Therefore, even if we are not sure whether it will be called Snapdragon 898, 895 or something completely different, we can be sure that this is indeed the successor of Snapdragon 888.
It is not clear what kind of GPU power increase we will see on the current flagship chips, but Qualcomm will not be the only mobile chip manufacturer with significantly improved GPUs. Samsung’s next-generation Exynos flagship chipset will use AMD graphics and be equipped with ray tracing and variable rate shading.A rumor integral Even Apple’s chipsets have major benchmarking gains, but we will prove this with a bag of salt, because it’s well known that benchmarks can be easily deceived.
In any case, Snapdragon 898 or 895 had previously been suggested to provide Adreno 730 GPU, 4nm design and Spectra 680 ISP. The chipset is also expected to provide Arm’s new cores, probably a heavy-duty Cortex-X2 core, three Cortex-A710 cores and four Cortex-A510 cores for lightweight tasks.
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