Just formalized, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is preparing to land on a large number of smartphones. These are the first models announced to feature Qualcomm’s flagship SoC.
Qualcomm formalized Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, its new high-end SoC, on Friday. With this new chip, the San Diego firm turns to TSMC to promise the best in terms of performance especially when it comes to heating. Following the announcement, Qualcomm indicated that many manufacturers would opt for this new premium chip.
Several manufacturers did not wait long to present themselves, such as real me. On the Weibo social network (via Gizmochina), the brand ad the arrival of Realme GT2 Master Explorer Edition. She specifies that this Android flagship will be the ” first “ to ship the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. The firm is yet to indicate a release date, but should come back with more details in the coming weeks. Its GT2 Master Explorer Edition will succeed GT Master Edition and Master Explorer Edition, that is, models equipped with SoC Snapdragon 778G and Snapdragon 870G respectively. For this new model, Realme will continue to collaborate with Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa.
Realme is almost ready, Asus too
Realme wants to be the first to offer a model with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, but other manufacturers will soon join the Chinese brand. Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) confirms that its ROG Phone 6 will adopt Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. It should be the first gaming model to feature Qualcomm’s new SoC and will be officially announced. ” In the near future “.
For now, the manufacturer is satisfied with the success of the current ROG Phone 5 that “it is one of the best selling gaming phones in the world”. His successor should offer up to 15% more CPU performance compared to the ROG Phone 5’s Snapdragon 888. Another plus, efforts on power consumption should deliver up to 70 more minutes of gaming; or up to 14.5 more hours of music.
“We are eager to create the best gaming mobile phone for our fans and users” says Bryan Chang, general manager of ASUS Smartphone BU. “The new ROG Phone 6 powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 mobile platform is perfectly suited to an active lifestyle and ensures great immersive gaming experiences! ». Finally, we learn that the brand’s Zenfone 8 turns out to be “extremely popular in Europe since its launch”.
Xiaomi and OnePlus prepare, without giving more details
On the side of “classic” smartphones, Xiaomi wasted no time either.. The Chinese brand announces on its social networks that its “The next flagship will house the latest Qualcomm processors”. Add what will be “one of the first smartphones to integrate the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1” ; it could be the Xiaomi 12 Ultra. This highly anticipated premium smartphone should also benefit from the partnership between the Chinese manufacturer and Leica.
At the end, one plus parcel also on the Weibo social network that its next smartphone will be equipped with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. The firm, which merged with Oppo last year, does not specify the model in question. On the other hand, he is confident that it will hit the market in the third quarter of 2022. Remember that the manufacturer could soon formalize the OnePlus 10 Ultra.
Other smartphones should also integrate the latest chip from Qualcomm. The founder claims that his Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 offers a performance gain about 10% for the processor (CPU). The most striking element, however, is the energy efficiency of this chip. In fact, it promises 30% improvement compared to the current chip. As a reminder, Oppo, Vivo, ZTE, Lenovo, Motorola, Honor or even Black Shark have planned to use this chip. Another great builder, Samsungcould use this SoC in its future folding smartphones.