Motorola Snapdragon 898
In 2022, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 898 is expected to be the most powerful processor in Android smartphones, and we’ve learned which manufacturers may be the first to release devices powered by it.
Both Xiaomi and Motorola are racing to get their Snapdragon 898 handsets in front of consumers before anybody else, according to well-known tipster Digital Chat Station (via Phandroid), and these phones could be ready before the end of the year (even if on-sale dates are a few weeks later).
At the end of the year, Moto’s Snapdragon 898 machine is also expected to be released. According to reports, they are still preparing to work with Xiaomi in order to take advantage of the company’s early success. 2021 11 05 11
However, the inclusion of Motorola, which is more renowned for its low-cost products, raises a few eyebrows because Xiaomi was the first company to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor.
Next, we’ll find out.
A fair prediction is that the Xiaomi 12 will be the first Xiaomi phone to include the Snapdragon 898 chipset. According to our estimates, it will be out sometime between late 2021 and early 2022, a year after its predecessor debuted.
Trying to figure out Motorola’s strategy is more difficult. Speculation has suggested a Moto G200, but that gadget is believed to use the Snapdragon 888, which is two generations old. Motorola also refreshes its other G series phones in January of each year, but those are typically mid-range products with lower price tags.
At this time, the only thing we can do is wait and see what the release calendar looks like. While the Snapdragon 898 chipset is rumored to be used for Samsung’s Galaxy S22 series phones in select markets, they are likely to arrive in 2022.
Is the Snapdragon 898 something we should be concerned about?
Just how much more performance is going to be offered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 over the Snapdragon 888 – and how much faster can we expect the flagship Android smartphones of 2022 to be as a result.
If Ice Universe’s unofficial benchmarks for the Snapdragon 898 CPU are correct, we’ll be getting a chip that’s about 15% faster than the one currently in use. However, that figure should be taken with a grain of salt, as more optimization of the silicon may be required.
In September, we discovered leaked specifications for the Snapdragon 898, which indicated that the processor would be manufactured using a four-nanometer technology. Compared to the Snapdragon 888 and 888 Plus, which employ a 5-nanometer technology, this should result in higher performance and a less power demand.
Considering that Apple is struggling to produce 3nm processors, and may be forced to settle with 4nm choices, it makes likely that the new Snapdragon will at least match power and performance in terms of design.
Qualcomm normally releases its new CPUs at the end of the year in December, so it shouldn’t be long before the Snapdragon 898 is released. As always, we’ll bring you the most important news as soon as it’s released.
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Motorola again. This is really a new thing that I am personally excited about