A slide confirming that Qualcomm's mobile platform will get the Oryon CPU in 2024.

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  • The price of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 processor will increase “significantly” over the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, a leaker claimed.
  • That means we could see more expensive high-end phones in 2025 as OEMs might pass these costs on to consumers.
  • This latest rumor comes months after Qualcomm told us that it expects a price hike for the upcoming processor.

Qualcomm told us back at the Snapdragon Summit that its upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 processor could see a price hike over the current Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 used in top Android phones. It now sounds like this could be a substantial price increase.

Long-time leaker Digital Chat Station claimed on Weibo that the price of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 (bearing the model number SM8750) will “definitely increase significantly.” The leaker added that one manufacturer might cancel its upcoming Pro flagship phone altogether due to the price hike. No exact figures were given for the increase, but this is still bad news for manufacturers of high-end Android phones.