Many flagship Android phones of 2022 have been using Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipsets (or the Plus upgrade), but its successor could be out before the end of the year and it will show how far behind Apple has become.
Tipster Digital Chat Station said that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will come with an "ultra-high frequency version" that's capable of clock speeds of up to 3.4-3.5 GHz (compared with the 3.2 GHz we have today).
There will be bigger performance boosts in terms of the graphics capabilities however – boosts that may take graphics performance above anything that the Apple A16 Bionic chip in the new iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max can offer.
Even if you believe the Tame Apple Press's performance claims for Apple's A16 Bionic chip, it would appear that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 clearly put those hopes it into the shade.
Qualcomm has a Snapdragon Summit set for 15 November, at which we're expecting to hear all about the next-gen chipset and what it's capable of. We should then have a much better idea of how it will affect speeds on the Android flagships of 2023. It will be interesting to see how the Tame Apple Press will spin this, particularly if the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is as good as rumoured.