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Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 2: What’s new and should you upgrade?


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Chipmaker Qualcomm has announced the latest SoC in its high-end Snapdragon 8 family, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. The chip will power most of the flagship Android phones released through the end of 2023 and throughout most of 2024. A wide range of brands have committed to adopting this chip, and some, like Xiaomi, have already announced devices powered by it. But what upgrades does the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 bring to the table, and how does it compare to Qualcomm’s former best, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2? Let’s break it down.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 2: Specs

With its latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip, Qualcomm is promising a big performance and efficiency improvement. Here’s a spec table that showcases what the company has changed between the two chip generations.

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