Qualcomm just announced its new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset last week, and it’s looking impressive with incredible raw power and some crazy AI features, but what phones will use it? Here’s a list of every device we know that’s coming.
What is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3?
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is Qualcomm’s next flagship chip for Android devices. The TSMC-made chip is built on a 4nm process and has a 1+5+2 core layout.
The chip powers new on-device AI experiences such as photo expansion, while also opening the door to more cross-device features through “Snapdragon Seamless.” Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 further has tested very high on benchmarks, getting very close if not beating the Apple A17 Pro chip, a 3nm chip, in the iPhone 15 Pro series.
List of phones set to use Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
Xiaomi 14 series
The first devices using the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will be the Xiaomi 14 and Xiaomi 14 Pro, which have already been announced. The new series will arrive in China first before expanding to the rest of the world likely in 2024.
One of the next big releases expected is the OnePlus 12, which is said to launch in China as soon as December. The OnePlus 12 is all-but-confirmed to be running on Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 per a series of leaks, and the device is also expected to include a periscope camera, wireless charging, and an IR blaster, among other improvements.
Samsung Galaxy S24 series
Samsung has pretty much confirmed that it will be adopting the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, and while the company hasn’t said what device that will be in, it only makes sense for it to be the Galaxy S24 series. While Samsung is rumored to no longer exclusively use Qualcomm chips on the upcoming flagship lineup, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 would still be used in select regions including the United States.
There's something about the balminess of summer that makes you want to let loose. And the right soundtrack makes all the difference. Mixing hip-hop and R&B with Afrobeats, dancehall, and more, here’s a playlist to take you through those warm nights. Our editors regularly update this playlist, so if you hear something you like, add it to your library and keep the party going. Listen to Apple Music