The Snapdragon Summit dates were previously hinted at, but Qualcomm probably intended to keep those specifics a secret until the chipset manufacturer was prepared to publicly announce the event, which it has done. The announcements will be centered on the most recent technological advancements that we can expect to see in 2019. This includes the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
Prior reports stated that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit would begin on November 14, but the most recent information posted on the company’s website indicates that the event will begin on November 15 and last through November 17. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is likely to make an appearance first, as it does with each of the San Diego company’s yearly unveiling programs, as it is anticipated to be used in a number of Android-powered flagships for 2023.
Although Qualcomm can request samples of Samsung’s 3nm GAA and make orders for future chipsets if TSMC experiences problems with mass production, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is most likely to be made using TSMC’s 4nm process.
Given the advancements made by the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 to the point where the SoC even defeated Apple’s A15 Bionic in a gaming test, Qualcomm will continue to use power-efficient technologies because it is effective.
Additionally, it is said that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will use less power than the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, resulting in higher sustained performance when undertaking demanding tasks. For those who are curious, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 won’t be produced using TSMC’s 3nm process. This is probably because Apple has already purchased the first batch for its future M2 Pro and M2 Max smartphones, and mass manufacturing of the two potent SoCs is set to begin later this year.
It is too soon to make any predictions at this time, but if Qualcomm does intend to produce a more formidable Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 2, it might be manufactured on TSMC’s 3nm node. Moreover, Qualcomm hinted that it will use the Nuvia acquisition to improve the performance of a future chipset in an effort to compete with Apple’s M-series. This could be a preview of an Apple M1 rival. Hopefully, the market for ARM-powered notebooks will experience some much-needed competition.