Just announced, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 will equip many Android smartphones in the coming months. Several manufacturers have already confirmed that they will use the latest Qualcomm chip. We take stock.
It is in Hawaii where Qualcomm introduced its new high-end SoC, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, this week, inaugurating a new nomenclature. Along with the MediaTek Dimensity 9000, it is expected to take its place in many premium Android models, and many manufacturers have already stepped forward. The question now is who will be the first to propose it. Several brands have decided to communicate on this topic.
Xiaomi 12: the Chinese brand is almost ready
At the starting blocks, Xiaomi was quick to react and has already confirmed that its future flagship will ship the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The Xiaomi 12 promises to be high-end, it will succeed the Xiaomi Mi 11, presented at its launch as the first mobile in embedding the Snapdragon 888 chip. The launch date of the Xiaomi 12 is not yet known, but there are rumors that the smartphone could be presented around December 12 in China. However, you shouldn’t be the first to embark on the Californian founder’s high-end chip.
With the Moto Edge X30, Motorola can beat the competition
Motorola is renewing its ambitions and has been trying for several months to get back to the high end. The brand is even preparing a premium model and confirms that it will be equipped with Qualcomm’s flagship SoC. Over the Chinese social mediaMotorola specifies that it will unveil its Moto Edge X30 on December 9. In addition to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the model would be equipped with a 6.67-inch OLED panel updated to 144 Hz and compatible with HDR10 +.
The perforated screen would accommodate a 60MP selfie camera, while the rear of the smartphone would offer a triple photo module. A 50 Mpx main sensor would be accompanied by a 50 Mpx ultra wide angle and a 2 Mpx depth sensor. The Motorla Edge X30 is also expected to feature the manufacturer’s fast charging technology.
Realme GT 2 Pro: a long-awaited model
Another long-awaited model, the Realme GT 2 Pro, which will be the opportunity for the manufacturer to enter the fields of the greats. This requires the presence of a high-end platform and Realme has confirmed that the Qualcomm chip will animate its flagship. The technical sheet looks promising with the presence of a renewed OLED screen at 120 Hz or a fast charge at 125 W. This smartphone could be presented in December or during the first quarter of 2021.
Oppo is working on the successor to Find X3 Pro
Finally, Oppo will also be one of the first manufacturers to adopt the new Snapdragon platform. Within your press release, the Chinese brand specifies that its “New flagship smartphone” will be launched “During the first quarter of 2022”. Oppo does not give details about the configuration of its smartphone, nor does it specify its name. Everything indicates that it will be the successor to the Oppo Find X3 Pro and if the manufacturer does not change its habits, we should see the Oppo Find X4 Pro land in the coming months.
Will Samsung be there?
If these four smartphones will ship the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, they won’t be the only ones. We look forward to further announcements in the coming days or weeks from OnePlus or Honor. In the list published by Qualcomm we also find Redmi, Nubia, Sony, Vivo and their brand iQOO or ZTE. On the other hand, Samsung is not mentioned even though the Galaxy S22 range could ship the Qualcomm chip in certain regions. In France, we should again find variations on Exynos, the home chip of the world’s leading mobile phone vendor.