Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ to be announced next week, rumor says
Qualcomm is expected to announce its Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ soon and the launch may just take place next week according to Chinese tipster Digital Chat Station. Despite earlier claims that the chipset may be postponed until the second half of this year we now get a contradicting statement that says the launch is taking place next Friday - May 20. In addition to the flagship chipset, Qualcomm is expected to launch its Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset.
If these rumors hold up we can expect a barrage of announcements from smartphone makers confirming new devices with latest Qualcomm chipsets. The new SD 8 Gen 1+ (codenamed SM8475) is expected to be sourced from TSMC unlike the current SD 8 Gen 1 which is sourced from Samsung.
The main difference between the two chipsets is expected to be in the GPU department where the new chip should get a boost in performance. The CPU is expected to remain unchanged from the SD 8 Gen 1 with one Cortex-X2 at 3 GHz, three Cortex-A710 performance units and four Cortex-A510 cores for efficiency. Motorola is expected to be one of the first makers to use the new chip in its Edge X30 phone.
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- 14 May 2022
Hopefully it's better on battery and cooling. The regular Gen 1 is trash in comparison to the Snapdragon 888.
- 12 May 2022
I don't think it's TSMC despite rumours, unfortunately.
- 12 May 2022
I don't game so i don't care about benchmarks, i want nice battery life in a flagship phone. Bth SD 888 and 8gen1 are very poor in power management. Hopefully TSMC process can fix 8gen1.