30 July 2021
Qualcomm has started following a roadmap where it launches two flagship processors per year, one in each half. The first one is a proper upgrade like the Snapdragon 888 and another one is simply an advanced version, like the Snapdragon 888 Plus. It is expected to continue the trend with the release of Snapdragon 895 and Snapdragon 895 Plus aimed at 2022 flagships.
Ice Universe aka @UniverseIce, a well-known tipster, has tweeted that Snapdragon 895 chipset will be based on the 4nm manufacturing process. The current-gen flagship processors are usually built on 5nm or 7nm processes. This suggests that we should see noticeable performance improvements and better battery efficiency. However, the leak does not mention exact technical specifications and upgrades yet.
The important bit to note here is that Qualcomm is claimed to split the manufacturing between Samsung and TSMC. It is tipped that Snapdragon 895 will be manufactured by Samsung and Snapdragon 895 Plus by TSMC. Both of these will be based on the 4nm manufacturing process though. As for the launch timeline, the standard version should go official in December 2021 and the Plus variant sometime during the second half of 2022.
Snapdragon 895 → Samsung 4nm— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) July 4, 2021
Snadragon 895+ → TSMC 4nm
It goes without saying that all major Android flagships next year will launch with Snapdragon 895. It will surely have 5G connectivity support as well. A recent report claimed that Xiaomi's Mi 12 will feature the next-gen Qualcomm flagship chipset as well as a whopping 200-megapixel camera sensor.