Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Lite: New Mobile Speed War

According to the leaker, Qualcomm is developing two new chips with the model numbers SM8635 and SM7675. In particular, the situation with SM7675 is quite clear – it is highly likely to be the Snapdragon 7+ Gen3, which is expected to be the most powerful chip in the Snapdragon 7 series, possibly performing between the Snapdragon 8+ and the Snapdragon 8 Gen2 in terms of performance.

The positioning of SM8635, on the other hand, is rather puzzling. The leaker claims that this chip features a Cortex X4 ultra-large core running at a frequency of 2.9GHz, with an Adreno 735 GPU on the graphics side. According to AnTuTu benchmark scores, it is estimated to be around 1.7 million points, demonstrating a performance surpassing that of the Snapdragon 8 Gen2, but falling slightly behind the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen3 chip.

It is reported that SM8635 might be a lower-frequency version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen3, with its 2.9GHz frequency significantly lower than the 3.3GHz of Snapdragon 8 Gen3, and other aspects are also expected to be deconfigured.

Some believe that SM8635 could be the Snapdragon 8S Gen2, an upgraded version of the previous generation chip. Given the low frequency of SM8635, if it is an upgrade based on Snapdragon 8 Gen2, it seems unlikely to surpass it in terms of performance, hence its credibility is not high.

Undoubtedly, both SM8635 and SM7675 are chips very suitable for high-performance smartphones. The post-New Year period will witness intense competition among high-performance smartphones. The Xiaomi Poco F6 is expected to be equipped with SM8635, and new devices from brands like Redmi, iQOO, and realme are highly likely to feature the SM7675 chip.

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