It has been a few years since Qualcomm released the improved version of its top chip with the suffix “Plus”. This year’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus will be no exception. Initially, the chip is rumored to be available in May. But today, through a Weibo tipsterwe learned that its release will probably be postponed.
One of Weibo’s most popular informants said that due to the current epidemic situation in China, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus will be unveiled in the second half of the year. Therefore, the smartphones powered by this chipset will be commercially available much later than expected.
The state-run Xinhua news agency quoted political leaders in the Asian country as saying that easing the measures “would undoubtedly lead to a huge number of infections”, which would seriously affect the economy and the social development of human life and health.
It turns out that the relaxation of the measures “will undoubtedly lead to a huge number of infections”. It will seriously affect the economy and the social development of human life and health.
In this sense, the first handset with this processor is rumored to come from Motorola. In fact, Motorola and Qualcomm have had a good relationship recently. At the very least, this OEM smartphone makes the debut of Qualcomm 8th generation chips. And only after the Motorola phone, other big names like Samsung and Xiaomi will release their own models. The phone we are talking about will be the first to come with the chip should be the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra. As a reference, the Motorola Edge 30 Pro (also known as the Edge X30 in China) made its debut of the original Qualcomm 8 Gen 1 chip.
But other than Motorola, other companies have designed similar models. For example, the Xiaomi Mi 12s / Pro will bring it as well. The same goes for Xiaomi’s already independent Redmi brand. The latter will bring the Redmi K50s and K50s Pro with identical configurations in the near future.
Parameters Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus
Unlike the original version, it uses TSMC’s 4nm manufacturing process. In fact, the performance of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus should be much better than the current version. In addition, this processor will offer better control of power consumption.
However, the other parameters will remain unchanged. The chip will continue to use a “1 + 3 + 4” three-block architecture. So there will be a large Cortex X2, a large Cortex A710 and a small Cortex A510. The CPU frequency is 2.99 GHz, and the GPU may also receive a slight upgrade.