Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 8+ and 7 Gen 1

Posted on May 20, 2022 by Laurent Giret in Hardware, Mobile with 4 Comments

Qualcomm unveiled today the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, which will power the next generation of flagship Android phones coming later this year. This chip will succeed to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 that was announced back in November, and it will offer various iterative improvements.

According to the chipmaker, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 will offer 10% better CPU performance and 30% CPU improved power efficiency, as well as a 10% increase in GPU clock speeds and 30% GPU power reduction compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 will also support 8K HDR video capture, and new gaming features including Variable Rate Shading Pro for “desktop-quality immersion.” On the connectivity front, the modem on this chip will support faster WiFi speeds up to 3.6 Gbps, as well as over 5.5 hours longer conversations on 5G video calls.

In addition to this new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, the chipmaker also announced the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 Mobile Platform, which will ship on mid-range devices later this year. Qualcomm promises more than 20% faster graphics performance compared to the previous gen, up to 30% improved AI performance, and support for new camera features including Deep Learning Face Detect and staggered 4K HDR for photos.

“The new Snapdragon 8+ and 7 Gen 1 both deliver breakthrough user experiences in their respective tiers,” said Christopher Patrick, senior vice president and general manager, mobile handsets at Qualcomm. Honor, Lenovo, Motorola, OnePlus, Oppo, Redmi, and Xiaomi will be among the first manufacturers to release new devices powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 in Q3 2022.

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4 responses to “Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 8+ and 7 Gen 1”

  1. will

    Is this the same chip that would be used for ARM devices for Windows? Surface Pro X v2?

  2. Dan

    Sad for Android users. You get this garbage year after year.

  3. angusmatheson

    It is interesting the effects of Google “designing and making their own chip” for Pixel phones. Will that speed up invocation. Or slow it down as there is less money for the big chip makers. It doesn’t seem like the tensor chips performance reviews were anything amazing (I never owned one). Samsung also makes their own ARM chips, but it seems like reviewers say that Snapdragons better performance.

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