There should be a noticeable increase in power efficiency/battery life in this chip since the 5G modem is now integrated onto the SoC.
The battery life on this year’s new iPhones have dipped a bit due to the separate battery hungry Qualcomm 5G modem.
Since Apple bought Intel’s modem division, I’m sure they’ll find a way to integrate the modem into their SoCs as well.
There’s reports Google is developing their own mobile SoC design. I’m curious whether they’ll keep it to themselves or be open to sell it to 3rd parties.
I hope Samsung’s Exynos can catch up. I remember years ago their chips bested Qualcomm’s offerings.
Competition is good. Apple doesn’t sell their designs to third parties, so right now it seems like Qualcomm is the only high-end SoC option for Android manufacturers.