It’s almost a week since the iPhone 14 has been a buzzword. But the new series of Apple smartphones are already out. So the public is waiting for another hero. Moreover, the Pro iPhones made the Android camp flinch. The thing is that the Apple A16 Bionic inside the two iPhone Pro models took the smartphone performance to a new height. It’s a bit difficult to find a Qualcomm or MediaTek chip that can provide performance close to it. Well, the forthcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will be a true rival. But before it is announced, the Apple chip and the Apple products will remain unreachable.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 should be announced in November. There are various rumors concerning the pioneer smartphone with this SoC onboard. One of the most possible variants is the OnePlus 11.
As a Weibo leaker said, OnePlus will launch its own new generation of the annual flagship – The onePlus 11 series at the end of the year. The latter will come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip. But he is not sure that there will be a 1-inch super outsole camera. So there is every reason to think that the phone will focus on performance rather than on photography. On the other hand, he speculates that the camera-focused variant will come our way from another brand, OPPO.
As for the new chip, it will use TSMC’s 4nm process. Also, the chip adopts a new “1+2+2+3” octa-core architecture design, of which the super core will be upgraded to Cortex X3. The latter performs 22% better than the Cortex X2. The large core will be upgraded to the Cortex A715. Compared with the Cortex A710, the performance is improved by 5%, and the energy efficiency is improved by 20%. As for the small core, it still uses the Cortex A510.