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- The primary non-Samsung cellphone with Qualcomm’s overclocked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is coming quickly.
- The REDMAGIC 8S Professional will certainly use the so-called Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Main Model.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is essentially the most highly effective Android cellphone processor of 2023 in some ways, bringing a beefy CPU setup and top-notch GPU. Nonetheless, Samsung scored an enormous win when it gained an overclocked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (dubbed Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy) for its Galaxy S23 collection.
It’s taken some time, but it surely seems like this overclocked SoC is lastly out there to different smartphone producers. Gaming model REDMAGIC confirmed on Weibo that the so-called Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Main Model shall be out there on the upcoming REDMAGIC 8S Professional.
The smartphone model revealed that it has the identical 3.36GHz CPU clock velocity because the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy. By comparability, the usual Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor tops out at 3.2GHz. We’re guessing that the overclocked variant discovered within the REDMAGIC 8S Professional may even see the identical GPU increase (from 680MHz to 719MHz) because the Samsung chip.
It’s value noting that the overclocked processor isn’t a game-changing improve over the usual chipset. Our personal testing confirmed you could anticipate minor single-core CPU and GPU boosts, however you’re nonetheless getting a ton of horsepower regardless of which processor you select.
In saying so, we thought the Galaxy S23 Extremely delivered poor sustained efficiency in comparison with the REDMAGIC 8 Professional and its superior cooling answer. So we’re curious to see what the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Main Model can do when paired with REDMAGIC’s cooling tech.