The Snapdragon 888 is Qualcomm’s first 5nm chip. Truly a flagship platform delivers redundant performance with moderate power consumption. This is in theory. However, its main problem is that it is prone to overheating. Smartphones based on Snapdragon 888 can get hot when performing heavy tasks, it feels tactile.
It was hoped that the criticism regarding the heat dissipation against the Snapdragon 888/888 + and the successor would not escape the attention of Qualcomm. Nevertheless, all the indications are that long gaming sessions in heavy games on devices with Snapdragon 898 will be fraught with crashes and a sharp drop in frame rate. In addition, you shouldn’t count on a significant increase in energy efficiency.
Therefore, the network informant @FrontTron reported that the Snapdragon 898 was created according to the 4LPX process technology, which in its essence is nothing more than the 5LPP technology that formed the basis of the Snapdragon 888. The 5LPP process technology, in turn, was only a modification of the 7LPP technology. This information led the insider to conclude that the Snapdragon 898 will inherit all the overheating and high power consumption problems of its predecessor. Based on this, the future of the Galaxy S22 series seems bleak to him.
However, smartphone makers are almost certainly well aware of the Snapdragon 898’s heating performance and will clearly attempt to offer effective cooling systems that can cool the hot temper of the new platform. Also, do not forget that the Exynos 2200 is looming on the horizon, which should be created using the latest 4LPE process technology from Samsung. It is possible that the use of a different technology will allow the new Samsung processor to stand out favorably against the competitor in terms of energy consumption and offer less heating.