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Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit 2024 Dates Out, Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 Chipset Unveiling Expected

Chipset making giant Qualcomm has just confirmed that the Snapdragon Summit 2024 will be held from October 24 to 26 in Maui, Hawaii. This annual event is known for showcasing the company’s latest flagship mobile chips. In this year’s iteration, the highlight is expected to be the launch of the top-tier Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 processor that will power next-gen Android flagship devices.

The San Diego, California-headquartered company recently launched a microsite featuring a brief video clip that reveals the dates and location for the Snapdragon Summit 2024.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 Chipset Unveiling Expected

As mentioned, a major highlight of the event will be the debut of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 chipset. Qualcomm’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Don McGuire, has previously confirmed both the name of this upcoming mobile processor and its announcement at the summit. However, the microsite lacks more information about the event, including product launches, potential sessions, or participating smartphone brands. With several months remaining until October, it is expected that Qualcomm will update the site with more details in the near future.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 chipset, manufactured by TSMC using a 3nm process, is said to incorporate custom Oryon CPU cores. The two high-performance cores are said to reach peak clock speeds of 4GHz and have reportedly achieved over 3,000 points in single-core and 10,000 points in multi-core Geekbench tests.

Departing from the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3’s 1 + 3 + 4 configuration, the upcoming chipset is expected to adopt a 2 + 6 layout without efficiency cores. 

To recall, the Snadragon 8 Gen 3 flagship processor, launched last year brought artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities that were adopted by handset makers Samsung and Xiaomi in their Galaxy S24 series and Xiaomi 14 Ultra, respectively. The AI advancements in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC largely focus on generative AI, using algorithms to create various forms of content, including images and text.

The chipset’s AI Engine is specifically engineered for on-device generative AI, leading Qualcomm top executives to refer to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 as the “titan of on-device intelligence.”