Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ is postponed to the second half of 2022

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Although it was thought that Qualcomm would introduce the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ chipset in May, everything was further exacerbated by the coronavirus, and the presentation and placement were postponed to the second half of 2022.

The popular (for now the most powerful) Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 was supposed to get its successor just this month. You are probably guessing that this is a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ chipset that was supposed to be presented (see the stage lights) this May, but it seems that it will not be like that.

This was confirmed by the state agency Xinhua, which mentioned state leaders who said that with the pandemic pattern, the successor’s arrival to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset must be canceled.

As you are probably already aware, there is a pandemic of the COVID-19 virus again in China, and it is his fault that the production process has slowed down significantly. Not only for the upcoming new generation Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset but also other manufacturing or parts of products related to the manufacturing process in China.

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We hope that all this will end as soon as possible, and for now, it is said that we will have the opportunity to see the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ in the market in the second half of 2022. Yet that doesn’t stop us from looking a little at what the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ will bring to its interior and what will drive it.

It is rumored that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 will get a “boost” for the graphics processor (GPU). Remember that this is an Adreno 730 graphics processor, and if rumors follow, it will get a boost in the form of a new processor.

The processor itself (CPU) should remain the same, therefore unchanged. Of course, this is an eight-core (1 × 3.00 GHz Cortex-X2 / 3 × 2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 / 4 × 1.80 GHz Cortex-A510).

We have already written and mentioned that Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ will support the AV1 video codec, which competing Exynos has had for a long time. The Qualcomm team “played” a bit, so they forgot to implement it.

Finally, good and quality relations with the American company Lenovo give us the right to think that the first models of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ chipset will be models of Motorola smartphones (since it is known that Lenovo has recently owned Motorola).

It is rumored that the first Motorola smartphone with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ chipset will be the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra. After Motorola, Xiaomi, and other smartphone manufacturers will make their debut on the upcoming chipset.

The vast majority of us still expect and significantly wish for the transition of a complete Samsung to Qualcomm, and it seems to us that it will not yet become a reality.

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