Qualcomm, the renowned chip manufacturer, unveiled the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset in November last year, with Oppo becoming the first OEM to announce a phone featuring the chip. However, it was Vivo that beat others to the market with Qualcomm’s high-performance octa-core SoC.
Now, Qualcomm has announced the date for its annual mobile SoC event, the Snapdragon Summit, raising expectations for the unveiling of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. The official events page confirms that the Snapdragon Summit will take place in Maui, Hawaii, from October 24-26.
While Qualcomm hasn’t explicitly named the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in the event details, it’s widely anticipated to be the highlight of the summit based on past Snapdragon Summits.
It remains to be seen which smartphone manufacturer will be the first to unveil and launch a phone featuring the new chipset. Companies like Oppo, Vivo, Motorola, and others are likely already preparing to claim the title of being the first to adopt the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3.
According to reliable leaker Kamila Wojciechowska, who has previously provided accurate information about Qualcomm chipsets, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is expected to drop support for 32-bit and gain compatibility with Linux Kernel 6.1 on Android 14.
Wojciechowska also revealed that one of the eight CPU cores is rumored to be from the Hunter ELP X-series, while the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 might feature the Adreno 750 GPU.
The reason behind Qualcomm’s decision to unveil the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 a month ahead of its predecessor’s launch remains unknown. Speculations suggest that the company aims to provide smartphone manufacturers with more time to test and integrate the new chip into their upcoming flagship devices.