Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus announcement is coming soon. According to the rumors that previously circulated on the network, the chip should be presented at the earliest in May. But well-known network insider Yogesh Brar points out that the premiere of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus will take place in June. He also shared his first impressions of the new processor.
According to him, the results of performance tests look promising. The performance increase will be 10% compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. In addition, the insider assures that there are no special complaints about the chip in terms of heating, it works stably, and the battery life is slightly better than what its predecessor offered during preliminary tests. Apparently, he is optimistic in his forecasts and points out that the processor should not overheat, will not drop frequencies at peak load, and has a good power consumption.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus should be cooler, more stable and powerful
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Perhaps TSMC’s more mature and polished 4nm process technology is to thank for everything. Recall that the release of Snapdragon 8 Gen Plus was entrusted to the Taiwanese chipmaker, while the “basic” version of the chipset is created by Samsung’s technologies. We already know that Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus should be available on the Xiaomi 12 Ultra and OnePlus 10 Ultra. Almost certainly, Oppo, Vivo, Black Shark, Honor and other companies will release their devices with the new chip on board.
Numbers on the SM8475 (Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+) are quite good. Expecting an overall 10% jump compared to 8 Gen 1. Thermals are good, chip is stable and battery life is slightly better compared to the out going model on test machines.
Looking at an early June commercial release…
— Yogesh Brar (@heyitsyogesh) April 25, 2022
We already know that MediaTek led the SoC market for Android smartphones in 2021 with a 46% share; ahead of its competitor Qualcomm, which had a 35% market share in 2021.
Now, Counterpoint Research has released an additional report outlining the price points; where Qualcomm, MediaTek, Exynos, HiSilicon, and Unisoc have been successful. Most of MediaTek’s market share growth in 2021 has been in the sub-$299 segment; driven by strong demand for the Dimensity 700, Dimensity 800 and Helio series chipsets. Qualcomm dominated the mid-to-premium flagship market with around 50% market share in all price brackets above $300 except for the $700 to $799 price bracket where Samsung led with a 46% market share.
Counterpoint Research also explains why MediaTek has been able to conquer the budget smartphone market. The reason for the change in market trends is the global shortage of chips. Since Qualcomm was unable to secure supply of its chips from both TSMC and Samsung; the company instead focused on increasing supply of its Snapdragon 700 and 800 series chipsets; resulting in increased revenue and profitability.