Qualcomm Snapdragon 6s Gen 3 SoC unveiled, Same old wine in a new bottle

Snapdragon 6s Gen 3
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Qualcomm, a top-dog name in mobile silicon has unveiled a new chip— Snapdragon 6s Gen 3. This 6nm fabbed SoC is set to debut in the upcoming midrange phones. In this article, we’ll get into the specs, features, and other info regarding the Snapdragon 6s Gen 3 chipset.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 6s Gen 3 Overview:

The rebrand game is still on

The Snapdragon 6s Gen 3 is a rebrand of the Snapdragon 695 5G, a chip back from 2021. So, this old wine in a new bottle guy goes for the same 6nm fabrication process by TSMC. Not to be confused with the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1, this new chip is actually less powerful and the “s” moniker represents a toned-down version in Qualcomm’s confusing naming Pattern, just like how things went on between the Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 and Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, with the latter being more powerful.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 6s Gen 3 launched

Same CPU Clusters

To no one’s surprise, this silicon brings the same old CPU clusters. You get two Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.3GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores, running at 2.0GHz. The only improvement on the CPU side is a slightly overclocked prime cores and that’s it.

Meanwhile, the GPU side is handled by an Adreno 619 GPU which should perform more or less the same as the one on the SD 695 chip. The chip supports LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.2 storage while the ISP supports up to 108MP res camera. But the disappointing thing is that this ISP is still stuck at 1080p 60fps videos. So, phones powered by the SD 6s Gen 3 will not support 4 recording.

Connectivity and Others

Talking of the connectivity features, this new silicon boasts 5G connectivity with Sub-6 and mmWave and Qualcomm FastConnect 6200 WiFi card with WiFi 5, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.2 support. In terms of positioning, you get QZSS, Galileo, beidou, GONASS, NavIC, and dual-band GPS. Lastly, it supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology.

Snapdragon 6s Gen 3 Launch and Availability

The Snapdragon 6s Gen 3 is set to debut with Motorola G85 and other upcoming midrange phones.

  • Meanwhile, you can check our flagship chip comparison video.