Qualcomm is allegedly announcing the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ in May

Vlad, 24 March 2022

Ever since the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset was announced, rumors have been flying about a mythical "+" version, which would be made using TSMC's 4nm node, instead of Samsung's - and that fueled a lot of speculation about this Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ being less prone to overheat and throttle its performance than its non-Plus sibling, since TSMC's 4nm process is widely hailed as being more efficient.

Today a usually reliable source tells us that the new SoC is going to be made official at some point in May. It stands to reason that devices powered by it could then be announced immediately afterwards - so if this pans out, expect the first Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ phones to be unveiled before the end of May and become available in June. The list of first-phase customers includes Lenovo and Motorola, OnePlus, and Xiaomi.

Qualcomm is allegedly announcing the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ in May

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1's model number is SM8450, and the 8 Gen 1+ will apparently be identified as SM8475, signifying that Qualcomm is definitely expecting it to be a noticeable step up compared to its sibling.

New 7-series chips will also debut around the same time, and these, like the 8 Gen 1+, are already in smartphone makers' hands for testing and product launch preparations.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 12 Apr 2022
  • uH%

Forget it heat issues

Would be interesting to see a comparison with the current SD8g1 to SD8g1+. Hopefully, we will get some information leak or press material so people will have an idea what they will be expecting in the next set of flagship devices.

  • VerbalSin
  • 28 Mar 2022
  • IbE

Hey now, I'm as interested in technology as the rest of you... I know the specs of most phones available each year even though I know damn well I won't be considering most of them when I purchase one. I have a S22 with the SD8Gen1 and even ...

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