Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 rumors are early, and hint at new 'Nuvia' CPU

Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC chip

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is coming later this year, and while we’re waiting for that to happen, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 rumors are already here. According to new info from a trusted source, Qualcomm may use its internally-developed Nuvia CPU for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 could utilize a ‘Nuvia’ CPU, following a deal from 2021

As some of you may recall, Qualcomm acquired chip startup Nuvia back in 2021. There is one important reason why Qualcomm did that, to lower its dependence on ARM for its Snapdragon processors.

We’ve been waiting to hear more information about that, and here it is. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 may mark a new beginning for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips, in a way. This information comes from Digital Chat Station, by the way, a well-known Chinese tipster.

This processor allegedly has a model number SM8750, and it will utilize a dual 2+6 setup. That is basically all the specific info about this chip that we have at the moment.


The Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 will use a different core setup

Now, for those of you who don’t know, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 uses a Kryo CPU. Qualcomm utilized a different setup here, where it uses one prime core, four performance cores, and three efficiency cores. Therefore, we’re looking at a 1+4+3 setup here. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 will, as mentioned in the previous paragraph, do things differently.

That processor is not expected to debut until late 2024, so there’s still plenty of time until then. Things could change by then, though it’s quite interesting Digital Chat Station decided to share this so early.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, on the other hand, is tipped to utilize a 1+5+2 core structure. That chip is also tipped to have clock speeds at around 3.7GHz, so a bit faster than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.