Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ might not arrive before the second half of 2022

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ might not arrive before the second half of 2022

Qualcomm was rumored to launch the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ chipset this month, but a leakster from China revealed it is likely that the platform will arrive in the second half of the year. As per Digital Chat Station, who is usually accurate with such rumors, the reason is the current pandemic situation in China.

Political leaders in the Asian country were quoted by state agency Xinhua that relaxation of measures will “undoubtedly lead to a massive number of infections,” which will seriously impact the economy and social development of people’s lives and health.

According to the tipster, Lenovo and Qualcomm have a “good relationship”, suggesting the first phone with the new chip might be on the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra. After all, the Edge 30 Pro (launched in China as Edge X30) was the first with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

The name “Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+” is still just a speculation, but expectations are the GPU will receive a boost while the CPU will remain the same as the current flagship – 1x Cortex-X2 at (almost) 3GHz, 3x Cortex-A710 performance cores and 4x Cortex-A510 cores for efficiency.

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