Time comes to May, and it is time for Qualcomm to announce the SoC routine upgrade for the Android flagship in the second half of 2022. This time the new product is named Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, which is still based on the 4nm process (but jumped from Samsung to TSMC) and will be 10% faster than the existing 8 Gen 1, with 20% stronger AI performance per watt. At the same time, officials claim that the new processor also reduces power consumption by 30%, but this is only a theoretical figure, and the actual improvement will not be known until it is used.
At present, Xiaomi, Asus, Oppo, OnePlus, Honor, Motorola and other brands have confirmed that they will launch models equipped with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, and the new products are expected to officially enter the market in the third quarter. While updating the flagship chip, Qualcomm also brought the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 for the mid-range market. Compared with the previous Snapdragon 778G, it strengthens the Adreno GPU, the speed is about 20%, and the AI processing power is also increased by about 30%. It is worth mentioning that this chip also supports three-way simultaneous recording, and has improved data security and audio.The first phones with Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 are expected to debut by the end of the second quarter, and Honor, Xiaomi and Oppo have confirmed corresponding new product plans