The Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 SoC recently surfaced with an AnTuTu score of over 3 million. It will likely go official in September or October this year, but before that, Qualcomm could announce a new Snapdragon 8 Gen series SoC, tipped to have model designation SM8635.
The word comes from reliable tipster Digital Chat Station, who said the SM8635 is manufactured on TSMC’s 4nm node and includes one Cortex-X4 core clocked at 2.9GHz, with the graphically intensive tasks handled by the Adreno 735 GPU. DCS also claimed that the SM8635 has an AnTuTu score of around 1.7 million.
It’s unclear what will be the marketing name of the SM8635 and when it will go official, but it will likely be positioned between the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and Gen 3 and could be called the Snapdragon 8s Gen 2 or Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Lite.
Roland Quandt claims there’s another Qualcomm chip identical to the SM8635, having model code SM7675, suggesting it’s a Snapdragon 7 Gen series SoC. We’ll hopefully have more clarity about the positioning of these two chips when more details about them surface.