Qualcomm confirms Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus release date

After many rumorsa Qualcomm confirmed that it will hold an event this week to announce new mobile chipsets. The giant does not explicitly mention what the news would be, but everything indicates that the presentation will reveal the long-awaited Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plusrevised version of the company’s current high-end processor, now manufactured by TSMC. New intermediate models could also be part of the novelties.

Qualcomm Brand Event on Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus

Through a post on the Chinese social network Weibo, Qualcomm has scheduled a presentation for next Friday, May 20 at 9 a.m. Brasilia time. The release confirms that new Snapdragon platforms for smartphones will be announced, and also points out that advances in “hardcore technologies” will be shown, according to the machine translation, which indicates that they are high-performance solutions.

A databate with the delay indicated by the rumors, and so we can expect the highlight of the event to be the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus. The chip is expected as a revised version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, criticized for the high level of heatinglow energy efficiency and a timid increase in processing power, characteristics that many attribute to the combination of the manufacturing process of Samsung with the latest ARM cores.

The Qualcomm event that is expected to showcase the long-awaited Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus takes place this Friday (20), at 9 a.m. (Image: Disclosure/Qualcomm)

The Plus variant would bring two main new features: the 4nm manufacturing process from TSMC, Samsung’s biggest rival in chip production and hailed for allegedly having superior technology, and higher operating speeds, which could break the 3.0 GHz barrier presented by the Snapdragon 8 Gen standard. 1.

The presentation will focus on the Chinese market due to the company’s proximity to manufacturers in the Asian country — Motorolacurrently a brand of Lenovoand Xiaomi must be the first to launch devices with the new chipset.

Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 could also be revealed

The event could also present the first mid-range model of the revamped family of processors presented by Qualcomm at the end of the year, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. Successor to the Snapdragon 778G, the solution would be aimed more at the premium mid-range. smartphones, which seek to offer high-end mobile phone features in more affordable packages.

Qualcomm could finally start expanding the revamped Snapdragon lineup with the announcement of the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, the first model in the new 7 series (Image: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm could finally start expanding the revamped Snapdragon lineup with the announcement of the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, the first model in the new 7 series (Image: Qualcomm)

According to the leaks, as well as the brand’s flagship, the new Snapdragon 7 would be manufactured in 4 nmbut it’s unclear which company – Samsung or TSMC – would be responsible for producing the platform, although the South Korean giant is the most likely choice.

The chip would combine 4 high-performance Cortex-A710 cores running at 2.36 GHz with 4 Cortex-A510 cores running at 1.8 GHz, the same solutions found in the high-performance and low-power sets of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, respectively, but with lower speeds. Graphics processing would be handled by the Adreno 662 GPU, believed to be a possible evolution of the Adreno 660 from the Snapdragon 888.

Oppo Reno 8 Pro could be the first smartphone announced with Snapdrargon 7 Gen 1 (Image: Digital Chat Station/Weibo)

Oppo Reno 8 Pro could be the first smartphone announced with Snapdrargon 7 Gen 1 (Image: Digital Chat Station/Weibo)

Leaked tests suggest that the Oppo Reno 8 Pro will be the first smartphone of the market to ship with the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. In addition to Qualcomm’s new processor, the device is said to have a 6.55-inch Full HD+ OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a 50MP triple camera and a modest 4,500 mAh battery. , with 80W fast charging.

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