After the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Qualcomm is expected to introduce a faster version of its flagship SoC, dubbed the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus, similar to what it did last year. It appears that it wants the shipments to arrive as soon as possible, and can replace the old chipset. There could be additional reasons why the San Diego behemoth is considering this path.
Because TSMC was already busy delivering its own 4nm orders, most likely for Apple, Qualcomm had no choice but to remain with Samsung’s 4nm technology. However, the chipmaker wants TSMC to produce those shipments fast and can replace the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus, according to a Weibo user Mobile phone chip specialist.
Qualcomm was looking to TSMC to fulfill its 4nm orders because Samsung was experiencing yield issues, which hampered Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 shipments. Earlier we have discussed how Qualcomm was looking at TSMC to reduce its 4nm orders, as Samsung was experiencing yield issues. But it negatively impacted Snapdragon eighth Gen 1 shipments.
With TSMC on Qualcomm’s side, not only will the employer achieve access in accordance with well-timed Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus shipments, but also access in accordance with a best-manufactured process, which may want to improve the overall performance and power-efficiency of the upcoming SoC.
These beneficial properties may help to prevent the thermal throttling of silicon when it is slightly stressed, but it will also be up to phone manufacturers to use more effective cooling systems. Qualcomm’s work on a faster chipset was revealed in a report, in which we stated that the upcoming Lenovo Halo flagship would include the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus, among other beastly hardware specifications.
Qualcomm usually releases the more powerful variant in the second half of the year, but since the latest rumor suggests that the manufacturer wants shipments delivered quickly, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus could arrive sooner.