Snapdragon 8Gx Gen 1 vs Snapdragon 888

Snapdragon 8Gx Gen 1 vs 888: Early Comparison Based on Leaks

Snapdragon 8Gx Gen 1 is the most powerful flagship processor so far from Qualcomm

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Summit is set to take place from November 30th to December 2nd, 2021. In the following event, the chipset manufacturer is expected to release its next generation of flagship chipsets. The chipset could be called Qualcomm Snapdragon 8Gx Gen 1, or the company could call it something else Snapdragon 898?. However, it will only succeed the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G chipset.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 was indeed a powerful chipset but it had its own flaws such as heating due to its large primary core. The next generation of flagship chipset by Qualcomm is expected to fix the flaws, while not being compromising on performance. The leaks about the specifications of the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 8Gx Gen 1 have already started hovering online. So based on that, we had brought the early comparison between the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G chipset vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 5G chipset.

Snapdragon 8Gx Gen 1 vs Snapdragon 888

Please keep in mind that the following comparison is based solely on early leaks and rumours. The actual Qualcomm Snapdragon 8Gx Gen 1 specifications may differ, and this will be known only after the official event or launch. So take this with a pinch of salt. Let’s take a look at a quick comparison.

Power efficiency

Power efficiency was one of the major concerning things about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G chipset. Even though it was built on a 5nm fabrication process, it had some noticeable heating issues while performing any heavy task or playing games. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G chipset was based on Samsung’s 5nm fabrication process, while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8Gx Gen 1 chipset is expected to be based on Samsung’s 4nm fabrication process. We had a strong hope that this time Qualcomm will go with TSMC’s fabrication process.


The Snapdragon 888 5G chipset comes with a Cortex X1 primary core clocked at 2.84GHz, three Cortex-A78 cores that peaks at 2.4GHz and four Cortex-A55 low power cores clocked at 1.8GHz. On other hand, the Snapdragon 8Gx Gen 1 chipset will likely flaunt Cortex X2 primary core running at 3.0GHz, three Cortex A710 cores at 2.5GHz, and the remaining four Cortex A510 CPUs at 1.8GHz for power efficiency. So the clock speed of these cores offers a significant upgrade on Snapdragon 898 5G compared with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G.


All the gaming and graphic related works are carried by GPU in the chipset. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 was powered by Qualcomm Adreno 660 GPU. It was powerful enough to handle heavy games at max frame rates and graphics. The Snapdragon 8Gx Gen 1 5G is expected to be powered by Adreno 730 GPU. Not to mention, but this might be a huge jump in terms of GPU.


There is nothing to talk about. As expected, the next generation of the chipset will bring an upgrade over the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. The leaks do tell that Qualcomm has significantly upgraded the CPU, GPU and overall efficiency of the chipset. But how it will be able to manage the heavy task? Will it be able to fix the flaws present in Qualcomm Snapdragon 888? We have no words on these yet. A proper long term review can only confirm these and that can be known by the official launch event.

Thanks for sticking with us all the way end to the post. What do you expect from the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 8Gx Gen 1 5G chipset? Do let us know by dropping a comment in your words below. 

About Chandan Pandit

He is a Tech Journalist at Dealntech. He writes on Mobile and Android related news. Keeping the contents as simple as possible with proper information is his goal. He enjoys researching all kinds of tech products, especially fascinating latest mobile phones and gadgets. In his free time, he loves playing mobile games.

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