Qualcomm plans to redeem itself for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and give MediaTek an answer to the release of its Dimensity 8000/8100 sub-flagship chips. Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus will be responsible for the first; and Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 will be responsible for the second task. Recently, there was a rumor that Qualcomm’s top-end chipset will be released only in the second half of the year. But, it is likely that its announcement will take place much earlier.
The well-known insider Digital Chat Station, who has been seen leaking reliable information more than once, gave his forecast when to wait for new processors. He points to May 20 as the likely date for the announcement of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus chip, while the Snapdragon Gen 7 will debut next week. Unfortunately, he did not specify which week to take as a countdown; to determine the release time of the sub-flagship platform. Perhaps he meant that Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 will debut after the release of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus.
Among other things, the source indicated that at the presentation of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus “there will be a bunch of officials who will announce the first batch.” It is not difficult to guess that he indicates that representatives of various companies will come to the premiere of the new chipset and announce the release of smartphones with a new processor.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus and 7 Gen 1 are coming soon
It is expected that the first flagships with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus will appear no earlier than June; and Motorola and Xiaomi are among those who can become a pioneer. Among the potential owners of the new platform are Motorola Frontier, Vivo X80 Pro +, OnePlus 10 Ultra, Xiaomi 12 S Pro, Xiaomi 12 Ultra, Xiaomi 12T Pro. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Flip 4. Realme, Oppo, Black Shark, Asus, Nubia, Honor and even Huawei can release their models, but without 5G support.
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Also, Qualcomm will reportedly release its flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC later this year, according to the insider Digital Chat Station.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen2 has model number SM8550 while Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 has model number SM8450. The new SoC will be produced by the Taiwanese TSMC plant.
According to available information, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will continue to use the “1 + 3 + 4” three-cluster architecture. The central processor consists of a super-core, three productive and four energy-efficient cores. ARM Cortex X can act as a super core.
In addition, Qualcomm previously announced a next-generation 5G modem called Snapdragon X70; which will be part of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. The Snapdragon X70 will support 10Gbps peak download speeds on 5G networks; and will also provide new advanced features.