Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will have a CPU configuration of 1 + 2 + 2 + 3
The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 will fill the need for a powerful chipset until the end of the year, so Qualcomm seems to be preparing the next SoC for high-end smartphones coming next year.
Based on the name, this processor will be called Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and it will use a very unusual 1 + 2 + 2 + 3 CPU configuration, according to leaker Digital Chat Station.
Specifically, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPU is said to have the following cores: one Cortex-X3 core, two Cortex-A720 cores, two Cortex-A710 cores, and three Cortex-A510 cores. By codename they would be 1x Makalu-Elp, 2x Makalu, 2x Matterhorn and 3x Klein-R1.
If you've been following ARM's announcement, the names Makalu and Matterhorn must be familiar. They were announced as the sequel to the Cortex-X1/A78 generation. The Matterhorn is clearly an improved version of the X2/A710 and the Makalu is the next generation.
The Cortex-X3 and A720 promise a 30% increase in peak CPU performance over the X1/A78 cores and is a smaller jump over the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The key is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (SM8550, name). code Kailua ES) will be produced on TSMC's N4 node. It is also the 4nm process that Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is made of. So it is likely that Qualcomm's new high-end SoC will not increase the CPU clock speed much.
However, it will likely be the first mobile chipset with four different CPU cores (current chipsets use three). In addition, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is expected to use Adreno 740 GPU, which promises to bring great improvements in graphics processing capabilities compared to the previous generation.