On May 20th, Qualcomm Technologies unveiled its next mobile platform range, Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, to power the next generation of premium Android devices. The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 platform, the company’s newest flagship platform, is a premium-tier powerhouse that delivers power and performance advancements for ultimate boosts across all device experiences.
An upgraded Qualcomm Adreno GPU provides up to 10% quicker speeds and 30% less power consumption for the ultimate gaming experience. Users can expect up to 60 minutes of longer gameplay thanks to the platform’s increased battery efficiency. Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 also includes a Qualcomm Kyro CPU, which provides up to 10% quicker processing and up to 30% better power efficiency. TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.) 4nm technology is used in the platform.
The Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 provides excellent experiences through Wi-Fi 6/6E and Bluetooth 5.3, as well as outstanding 8K HDR video capture. The Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF technology provides exceptional speed and efficiency, allowing people to speak for up to 5½ hours longer. It can support up to a 200 MP camera and has a refresh rate of 60Hz in 4K and 144Hz in QHD+. It features a high-performance storage interface, UFS 3.1, as well as USB 3.1.
Upcoming Smartphones with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Processor
The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is likely to power upcoming flagship smartphones, and we have compiled a list of them:
- OnePlus 10 Ultra
- Realme GT Master Explorer Edition
- Xiaomi 12 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
- Motorola Frontier
- iQOO 10 Pro
- OSOM Privacy
Leading worldwide OEMs and brands including Asus ROG, Black Shark, Honor, iQOO, Lenovo, Motorola, Nubia, OnePlus, OPPO, OSOM, Realme, Vivo, Xiaomi, Redmi, RedMagic, and ZTE will use the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, with commercial products scheduled to be released in Q3 of 2022.