Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, which should equip the future Samsung Galaxy S24, will bring changes to its stock. We take into account the first element.
Starting with the Galaxy S23, Samsung is now integrating a single chip into all smartphones in the S range. It’s the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Barring a sudden change, we expect the same to hold true for the next generation as well. Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 replaces Exynos, which we previously had rights to in France.
Often the most knowledgeable developer Kuba Wojciechowski published a series Tweet This reveals a few things about the chip. We already know that the San Diego company will integrate new types of hearts, of which we know nothing now, but most interestingly, the new chip will completely abandon 32-bit support.
It shouldn’t change much for you.
The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro have already gone 64-bit only. If this information is true, then all 2024 flagships will switch to 64-bit only.
This change has many advantages. as’explained Serban Constantinescu, Product Manager When Google released the Pixel 7s, 64-bit apps generally ran faster because they had access to more registers and instructions. The new CPUs show 25% better performance when running 64-bit applications.
However, since most smartphones already use 64-bit applications, one might wonder what this adds to the removal of 32-bit support. This saves 150MB of RAM used even when the system is not running 32-bit applications. Ideally, this would make it possible to have fluidity and less need to kill apps in the background. With a larger address space comes security in theory as well.
Another less happy consequence: some very old applications, etc Bird with wings For example, these smartphones can no longer run 64(bit only). They no longer need to build two versions of apps, thus speeding up their update process.
In practice, since 2017, the Play Store has forced developers to provide a 64-bit version of their app, but 32-bit has continued. For example, it is used in the Android Go operating system.