Sony XQ-DQ72 Appeared in The Geekbench Database: Equipped With A High-frequency Version of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

June 5, 2023

On June 5th, Gizcoupon reported that Sony recently released its new flagship device, the Xperia 1 V. It features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. However, there has been a mysterious variant of the Xperia 1 V spotted on the Geekbench. It has a higher processor frequency than the standard 8 Gen 2 version. The reported model number of this new Sony device appearing on Geekbench is XQ-DQ72. Sony XQ-DQ72 matches the codename of the Xperia 1 V. Geekbench information reveals a processor frequency of 3.36GHz. It suggests that it could be the rumored high-frequency version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.

It is worth mentioning that Samsung collaborated with Qualcomm this year. Qualcomm customized a higher-frequency Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for the Galaxy S23 series. The frequency of this customized processor is 3.36GHz, surpassing the 3.2GHz of the standard 8 Gen 2 version. Previously, Gizcoupon reported that the exclusivity period for the high-frequency version of the Samsung Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has ended. Moreover, Qualcomm was planning to make it available to other smartphone manufacturers. This processor may be named Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2, following the usual naming convention of Qualcomm.

Gizcoupon note: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 adopts TSMC 4nm process. The Kryo CPU includes 1 super core (main frequency 3.2GHz), 4 performance cores (main frequency 2.8GHz), and 3 efficiency cores (main frequency 2.0GHz). The “1+3+4” of the new model has been upgraded to “1+4+3”. The performance is 35% higher than the previous generation, and the energy efficiency is 40% higher. Ardeno GPU performance is 25% higher than the previous generation, and energy efficiency is 45% higher. The performance of the new Qualcomm AI engine has been increased by 4.35 times, and the energy efficiency has been increased by 60%.

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