It is not clear from the Twitter thread, though, whether Qualcomm will continue working with TSMC or add Samsung to the mix. Revegnus claims that there are numerous rumors floating around, including those involving TSMC serving as the sole supplier or Qualcomm siding with Samsung. There isn’t a confirmed response at the moment, so we’ll have to wait for some updates.
Qualcomm will have more time to focus on optimizing the version created for Samsung as a result of the regular Snapdragon 8 Gen 3’s earlier release. Similar to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, it will probably feature faster CPU and GPU clock speeds.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is already looking promising. It will be a fierce smartphone chipset competition if Qualcomm chooses to introduce it in October, just one month after Apple formally announces the A17 Bionic.
A16 Bionic’s performance was completely destroyed by an earlier engineering sample of Qualcomm’s upcoming SoC, and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is rumored to use 20% less power than its predecessor.
The version powering the Galaxy S24 series from next year has the highest single-core score ever, making it unlikely that the A17 Bionic could surpass it. However, it is pointless to hype something when we haven’t even seen the chips in action. As a result, take this information with a grain of salt. If Qualcomm moves forward with an October unveiling, you will hear about it from us.