Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ Phones & Release Date: Early Details Based on Leaks

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ will be built on TSMC’s 4nm node

Qualcomm released their latest flagship SoC last December— the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 did not meet the users’ expectations and gained a bad reputation. The main issue is excessive heating and throttling on several 8 Gen 1 phones. Recent reports say Qualcomm plans to release a “Plus” version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 very soon.

The processor will be the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ with an SM8475 part number. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ will bring incremental improvements over the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. It will combat several problems with the 8 Gen 1, mainly heating and throttling. Early rumours suggest that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ will be built on TSMC’s 4nm semiconductor fabrication process as opposed to the 8 Gen 1, which is built on Samsung’s 4nm node. This will make the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus more powerful and power-efficient than the 8 Gen 1.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ Release Date

  • According to the leaks, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ may debut in early May.

Qualcomm’s flagship processors usually debut at the end of the year, mainly in December. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 was released in December 2021. Qualcomm also releases a “Plus” version of their flagship chips every year. The “Plus” versions of the chips are usually released in Q3 every year.

But this time, Qualcomm plans to release the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ ahead of schedule in May 2022. This is due to the lack of reputation of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and the availability of better alternatives from MediaTek. Another reason could be that Qualcomm is already working on the next-generation Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip just a few months away.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ Phones

Early reports suggest that we can see Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ powered phones as early as June 2022. Some of the brands that are expected to launch Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus powered phones are Samsung, Motorola, Lenovo, Xiaomi and OnePlus. Most Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ powered phones will be first released in China.

A report from January revealed that the upcoming Lenovo Legion phone would be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+. Motorola is also said to be working on a phone with the 8 Gen 1+. In addition, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 are also expected to feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ chipset.

About Mehtab Ansari

Mehtab Ansari is a contributing writer to DealNTech. At DealNTech he covers Mobile and Android related news. One of the things he loves to do is explain to people how they can use technology for their benefit.

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