Industry Insider Reveal Snapdragon 8 Gn2 Schedule, OPPO NPU Stock Volume, Apple Modem release schedule, and OPPO’s Modem work in progress
Has been released two Android flagships SoC and the corresponding terminal are still very sparse, but the paper specifications, as well as the preliminary running score on the war of words, are already hot.
From the architectural parameters, the Dimensity 9000 with TSMC 4nm, support LPDDR5X memory, Bluetooth 5.3, dual card multi-standard dual-pass, etc., is considered an advantage. Snapdragon 8 Gen1 side, on the other hand, has a more powerful unique Adreno GPU, 4 times improved AI arithmetic, the first 3-unit 18bit ISP, and full-band 10 Gigabit 5G network, etc.
However, industry insider Mobile Chip Masters give news, perhaps the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 threat is higher than expected, Qualcomm in TSMC has been cast 4nm process Snapdragon 8 Gen2, the fastest May, June can produce goods.
Source also said that the current Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen2 chip volume compared to its Gen1, or MediaTek Dimensity 9000 is much higher. Qualcomm has reportedly shifted a large number of chip foundry orders from Samsung to TSMC and is expected to become TSMC’s second-largest customer in 2022, after Apple, ahead of AMD and MediaTek.
“In 2020, HiSilicon is ranked second than Qualcomm + MTK combined, but a ban, 2021 HiSilicon has been completely excluded from the list of cast chips. MTK is considered to be the biggest beneficiary under the victimization of the HiSilicon” source furthermore stated.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen2 may correspond to the SM8475 that was previously reported, and the probability of the final name Snapdragon 8 Gen1+ is also high, after all, there is no point in just switching the process and adopting a new generation of claims.
Self-developed chips need time to accumulate, it seems that many people do not look forward to Oppo self-research cell phone chip, I remember more than a decade ago, the K3V1, K3V2 is also ridiculed, but HiSilicon step by step, finally Kirin cell phone chip in many features into Qualcomm, MTK learning object. Cheer for every person in the domestic IC design and manufacturing positions.
Oppo this year, of course, the amount of orders cast is still not large, it is estimated that more than 10,000 pieces of 6nm, but TSMC directly to direct account, not through creative and other IC design services company to cast a piece of the order, in a sense is also assisting Oppo, of course, currently in Oppo’s former MediaTek cell phone general manager Zhu Shangzu, cell phone department vice president Li Zonglin and TSMC years of good relations also have a lot of help.
Oppo’s N6 NPU volume predicted 2022 forecast about 60M, there is a saying Oppo only need to use the mid-range Qualcomm, MTK platform with its NPU, cell phone performance can be achieved close to MediaTek’s Dimensity 9000, Qualcomm 8 Gen1 level.
Apple is rumored to even do its own PA, Apple’s modem is 2023 to mass production, but not only Apple, but Oppo also has a modem team, many from MediaTek, HiSilicon.Source furthermore stated.