Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC last week and we already know of some smartphones that will be equipped with this high-end chip.
With the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1: a SoC for high-end smartphones. This chip will undoubtedly equip a large proportion of the smartphones in this range, which will arrive in the second half of the year. Some brands have already presented designing phones with this new SoC with specific models for some.
Motorola: Two smartphones with the latest chip from Qualcomm in preparation
The Frontier, with a 200 MP main sensor
Motorola recently announced that its Frontier model will be equipped with a main sensor of 200 Mpx, which will allow taking photos with a resolution of more than 16K. Although there hasn’t been an official announcement, rumors have it that the Motorola Frontier will run on Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1.
The Razr 3: a foldable with Qualcomm’s latest SoC
While the Razr 3 has not yet been officially announced, Motorola has revealed that it is developing a smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. But a easter eggs in this announcement shows that this smartphone would be foldable: we know that Motorola is working on the Razr 3, so it might be this one.
Asus’ next ROG phone with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
As soon as Qualcomm announced this, Asus took the opportunity to formalize its ROG Phone 6, which until then had not been formalized at all. The brand remains very concise and so far only talks about the chip, without naming any further technical specifications or revealing the design.
All we know is that the ROG Phone 6 will be announced soon and Asus is touting improved battery life for its future gaming smartphone.
Xiaomi also in the running
On May 20th, Lei Jun, founder and CEO of Xiaomi, announced on Twitter that the next smartphone will be “ lighthouse “of the brand” will be one of the first to offer the new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 “. The goal is better performance while improving energy consumption.
We are happy to announce that our next flagship smartphone will be among the first to feature the new Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1. We worked closely with each other @Qualcomm to ensure a premium product experience and achieve breakthroughs in both performance and power consumption. pic.twitter.com/lSrr2xWYBw
— leijun (@leijun) May 20, 2022
If the model has not been specified, everything tends to believe, according to rumors, that it would be the Xiaomi 12 Ultra. This smartphone should be presented in China next month and could be sold for more than 1200 euros on its release. Its photo module could be developed in partnership with Leica since the two brands announced a collaboration a few days ago.
The Realme GT 2 Master Explorer Edition
The brand announced the Realme GT 2 Master Explorer Edition on the Chinese social network Weibo; It will be the first edition of the Realme GT 2 to take advantage of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. An evolution of the GT 2 as the GT 2 Pro had a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
Realme announces that other ” surprises will come later. As for Asus, nothing else has been formalized except the existence of this Master Explorer Edition.
OnePlus is not left out
Like several other phone brands, OnePlus said on Weibo that it is working on a smartphone with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. It will be one of the first models to take advantage of the SoC and expects us to arrive in Q3 2022. According to Mukul Sharma, it would be the OnePlus 10 Ultra, which is likely if we believe some rumors.
OnePlus 10 Ultra with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. pic.twitter.com/BDzwBWCX1n
— Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) May 20, 2022
The other brands that will release a smartphone with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
Other brands will integrate Qualcomm’s SoC into their phones. Some have already announced at the chip presentation conference that they want to equip one of their smartphones. These brands include Black Shark, Honor, IQOO, Lenovo, Nubia, Oppo, OSOM, RegMagic, Redmi, Vivo, and ZTE. Smartphones that would arrive in the third quarter of this year.
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