Some 2024 flagship phones may be installed with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 instead


  • A leaker has claimed that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 might be a bit too expensive for some brands.
  • They add that some OEMs will use cheaper chipsets in their standard models instead.

Qualcomm is widely expected to release its flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor in late 2023. Now, it seems that the new chip might be a bit too expensive for some brands’ needs.

Weibo leaker Digital chat station He claimed that the price of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 “sounds a bit high”. They add that some manufacturers are planning to use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 or Dimensity chipset in their upcoming standard smartphones instead.

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In other words, it looks like some brands may limit the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 to their flagship Pro, Plus, and/or Ultra phones instead. We’ve previously seen this trend with some manufacturers like OPPO and vivo, where their standard flagship phones adopted the old Snapdragon chipset or the current Dimensity processor instead.

However, the leaker’s assertion that the price of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is “a bit high” suggests we may see more phones take this route in 2024 as companies look to improve their profit margins.

However, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and MediaTek Dimensity flagship processors are still very powerful and feature-packed. So the vast majority of people wouldn’t be missing out on much if some of the high-end phones released next year used these chips instead of the latest and greatest Snapdragon Silicon.

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