Apple’s New M4 Chip Made Qualcomm Redesign Upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 4

Qualcomm was reportedly planning to launch the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 with a 4.0GHz target frequency, but with the recent Apple M4 launch with its high clock speed and impressive single-core performance, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 is now going through a redesign.

This design change for the flagship Android chip is said to be finalized in June and will reportedly target a 4.26 GHz frequency. This change will allow Qualcomm to take on Apple’s A18 and A18 Pro on iPhones, which come with higher clock speeds. Apple’s A-series chips are essentially downscaled versions of M-series SoCs.

Qualcomm is anticipated to unveil the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 in October, giving the company several months to finalize its design before distributing it to its smartphone partners.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 4, with a targeted frequency of 4.26GHz, is expected to enhance single-core performance significantly. Additionally, its rumored ‘2 + 6’ CPU cluster configuration is likely to deliver notable improvements in multi-core performance as well.

The Apple M4 chip is based on TSMC’s 3nm process and Qualcomm is said to use the same process for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4, which would make for some tight competition between the two, at least in terms of benchmark performance.

Just as Apple’s A-series chips are based on downscaled M-series versions, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 will also be based on the Snapdragon X Elite meant for laptops and does not support the ARMv9 instructions set.

However, one advantage that M4 has over the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 is its support for Scalable Matrix Extension (SME), allowing it to handle more complex tasks, which is why it can hit higher scores in benchmarks. The 8 Gen 4 is not getting SME, so the higher clock speed is likely meant to compensate for that.

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