The Next-Gen Snapdragon 7 Series is Codenamed After a Philippine Island!

Pinoy Fried?

The Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 from Qualcomm has just got released, and so is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. However, tipsters are already digging information about the next generation Qualcomm chipsets, including Snapdragon 7 Gen 4, which is named after a famous island in the Philippines: Palawan!

Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 4 “Palawan”:

Information found on a Korean source tells of a Snapdragon 7-series chipset internally named “SM7675”. Here, the chipset is manufactured on a 4nm TSMC process. It is codenamed as “Project Palawan”. It makes sense since the current Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 is also codenamed after an island. Specifically, Camano Island in Washington DC, United States.

According to the report, there will be three chipsets in the Snapdragon 7 Gen 4 family which includes the 7s, 7, and 7 Plus. They are designed to be energy efficient, have great user experiences, and high-end performance respectively.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 “Five Star”:

According to the documentation, the next flagship Snapdragon chip will be fabricated on a 3nm process. It is codenamed “Five Star” and will be fabricated by Samsung since it uses the company’s proprietary SDK called Scalable Memory Development Kit (SMDK). However, it appears to be exclusive as it does not use any basis from existing Exynos chipsets, evidenced by its difference in internal naming (for Exynos, acronym and line-by-line pattern).

Judging from the criticism Samsung receives, from their lackluster performance to bad optimization, we’re already having some slight anxiety. Also, Apple’s own 3nm chipset did not fair well at first which caused some bad press and damaged the company. We’ll see how this one turns out.

With Qualcomm preparing their first 3nm chipsets, it’s expected that other companies like MediaTek will follow the same route. Next year, expect 3nm chipsets to be the norm. We’re soon to hit the lowest point and after 1nm, every newly fabricated chip will be measured in an even smaller picometer (pm) unit. We are truly living in an advanced future.

However, as there is only one source for this, take this with a grain of salt, maybe an entire sack even. However, it’s nice to see that the Philippines is recognized as tourism here is one of our main highlights, and Palawan is very well known for its white sandy beaches and great megafauna.

Source: Gamma0Burst Blog (in Korean)