Snapdragon 888+ will be 4nm chipset equipped on 2022 Android flagships
In most years, Qualcomm launches a new flagship chipset around the end of the year that is followed by a Plus variant soon. Strangely, that hasn't happened for the Snapdragon 888 chipset this year. Instead, Qualcomm seems to be taking its time with the Snapdragon 888+.
Why is that? Well, that's because the Snapdragon 888+ will allegedly be built on an improved process. According to Evan Blass, it will be a 4nm chipset that comes with Kyro 780 CPU cores, an Adreno 730 GPU, and the Snapdragon X65 5G modem. For reference, the Snapdragon 888 features Kryo 680 CPU cores, an Adreno 660 GPU, and the Snapdragon X60 5G modem instead.
"SM8450 is Qualcomm's next-gen premium system-on-chip (SoC). It has an integrated Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF system. It is fabricated on a 4nm process." pic.twitter.com/u1GXMhOWBf— Evan Blass (@evleaks) June 3, 2021
As you can tell, this is a major departure from the Plus variants from before. To give you an example, the Snapdragon 865+ chipset was just an overclocked variant of the Snapdragon 865. However, you can see that the Snapdragon 888+ is more like a complete upgrade. In fact, it makes you wonder why they don't just call it by a new name.
Personally, I think the possibility of this being true is quite high. But there's no official confirmation on this, so don't take the rumour too seriously just yet. For now, we'll just have to keep our eyes peeled to see what else we can find out. In the meantime, stay tuned to TechNave for other related tech news.