Qualcomm confirms Snapdragon 8 Gen1 name, will unveil it on November 30

22 November 2021
The "5G" suffix is also gone from now on.

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SHAZAMM, 24 Nov 2021Dude where are you getting these numbers? 16 bit...we just ... moreNothing is good much for a phone, which could record 4k much before laptops and many high end desktops could even playback 4k. Much like how smartphones started recording 8k well before most desktops could even playback 8k.
Also, there have been many smartphone image sensors that could do 12-bit. Sensor makers probably left them at 10-bit, because of the ever increasing resolution, and the fact that most people don't push smartphone photo edit as far as the ones taken with much larger sensors. 14-bit and 16-bit HDR, compressed, could be superb for improving low light pics, improving sharpness, upressing it, and also pushing grading capabilities way further.

Mexxi, 25 Nov 2021And who the hell cares? Btw VIVO X70 Pro Plus is currently ... moreI care ;) and no Vivo is garbage. It's on the level of old nokia phones dude. Stop living under a rock. iPhone 13 Pro Max is the best camera phone currently in the universe.

Anonymossy, 25 Nov 2021Well this aged poorly.Nope it aged perfectly well. I saw the article I can almost guarantee you're thinking of. (I mean it was posted before I commented that) It's meaningless. Prototypes can have any kind of cooling solution the manufacturer wants. And even an 855 could hit 1 million points with good enough cooling and good enough clocks.

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Taara Kennedy, 25 Nov 2021Doesn't matter now I just bought the 13 Pro Max - best... moreAnd who the hell cares? Btw VIVO X70 Pro Plus is currently the best phone on the market, just for info.

SHAZAMM, 24 Nov 2021Dude..wdf kind of games you be running?..what are you tryin... moreDoesn't matter now I just bought the 13 Pro Max - best phone in the universe.

joe nodden, 24 Nov 2021Qualcomm: "Snapdragon 900? Nahhhh that makes too much ... moreWell this aged poorly.

Titan Point, 23 Nov 2021Can anyone tell me if this chip will be as hot as SD888? It... moreThe overheating is caused by Samsung's terrible node being used in the 888 instead of TSMC's. Qualcomm once again made the terrible decision of going with Samsung so it will once again overheat.

Skip any phones with the 888 or Gen1. Wait until a phone with the Dimensity 7000 or 9000 releases (preferably the 9000) and get that. Unless of course, you want your phone to overheat.

Qualcomm: "Snapdragon 900? Nahhhh that makes too much sense, lets go with the Snapdragon 8 gen1"

Eh they probably knew the performance gains over the 888 would be borderline nonexistent (due to them once again going with Samsung's terrible nodes) so they couldn't go with such a bold new naming scheme. Instead they had to go with this to "reduce confusion" when in reality it's more confusing. I mean it's just like Intel's terrible naming scheme.

GS88, 24 Nov 2021With them being at SD888, they could've go on for a fe... moreI guess that is true.

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Anonymossy, 23 Nov 2021I guess the naming is an improvement, although the old nami... moreWith them being at SD888, they could've go on for a few years (SD889, 890, 891, etc. to 899)

TheLastOracle, 23 Nov 2021After the announcement of MediaTek's Dimensity 9000 5G... moreDude where are you getting these numbers? 16 bit...we just reached 10bit for phones...next step is 12 bit hdr...anything above that is too much for a phone

Anonymous, 23 Nov 2021It seems like Qualcomm is bringing Snapdragon Windows ARM C... moreAgreed but if its one company doing it..they gonna saturate the market too much...to the point we wont need high end chips...mid high chipset would be more than enough

Titan Point, 23 Nov 2021Can anyone tell me if this chip will be as hot as SD888? It... moreDude..wdf kind of games you be running?..what are you trying to do with your phone? You running windows off it or something?

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Anonymous, 23 Nov 2021You complain about support, but say you plan to have media... moreDoesn't software update depend on the device maker

Anonymous, 23 Nov 2021Qualcomm does not tell OEMs to use high res screen. Qualc... moreagree, but they should stop price gouging THEIR parts

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Aether, 23 Nov 2021My next phone will have a dimensity 9000 chip. I'm don... moreYou complain about support, but say you plan to have mediatek powered phone.
LOL ....

Keep dreaming to have phone with D9000 that will earn android 15 after being shipped with android 12.

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My next phone will have a dimensity 9000 chip. I'm done with overpriced, overrated, under-performing chips with incremental upgrades and 2 year support from qualcomm forever. I was waiting for a worthy competitor all those years, and it's here. Mediatek for me thanks.

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Titan Point, 23 Nov 2021Can anyone tell me if this chip will be as hot as SD888? It... moreYes

Can anyone tell me if this chip will be as hot as SD888? It kepts me from buying the Xperia 1 iii and other SD888-devices due to the heat generation and throttling this chip causes.

Kev, 23 Nov 2021Yep. But I don't see how that'll change. Hopef... moreWhat is fabbers?