Qualcomm announced Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 with a 10% Faster CPU, 30% Improved Power Efficiency

Qualcomm announced Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 with a 10% Faster CPU, and 30% Improved Power Efficiency. While recent reports suggested that the successor to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 will be delayed to the second half of 2022, Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (not 8 Gen 1+) chipset at its launch event in China. 

Technically, Qualcomm says it’s achieved “up to 30 percent” better power efficiency from both the CPU and GPU, and 20 percent better AI performance per watt, but that doesn’t necessarily all transfer into more battery life — some of it’s about performance, too. Qualcomm is particularly touting better-sustained performance from the new chip too — theoretically maintaining its clock speed for longer as it heats up while gaming or tapping into 5G. Of course, that all depends on how phone manufacturers decide to cool the chip.

The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 comes as the successor to Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 announced in December last year. It is the most powerful chipset based on 4nm architecture by Qualcomm and will come packed with flagship smartphones in Q3 2022. The company claims that Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 delivers up to 10% faster than its predecessor and consumes about 30% less power.

It comes with a new Adreno GPU and Kryo CPU. The new processor can capture video in up to 8K HDR and in HDR10+ format as well. The mobile platform is equipped with a Snapdragon X65 modem for 5G reception.

Summary and features of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1

The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 mobile platform is Qualcomm’s attempt to fix the shortcomings of the standard 8 Gen 1, offering improved power efficiency while delivering a performance boost. This has been made possible by a simple change. The 8+ Gen 1 is developed on TSMC’s 4nm process node as opposed to Samsung’s foundry, which was used for the standard 8 Gen 1. That means we expect most of the user complaints about throttling and thermal issues to be eliminated with this chipset.

Moving on to the specifications, let’s start with the CPU and GPU. The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 still includes a single Cortex-X2 core, three Cortex A710 cores, and four Cortex A510 cores. While the performance and energy-saving cores are clocked at the same frequencies, the Cortex-X2 prime core is now clocked at up to 3.2GHz (as opposed to 3GHz on the 8 Gen 1). This means you will witness a 10% jump in overall performance.{}

As for the GPU, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 includes the same Adreno 730 GPU. But Qualcomm has managed to increase the clock speed of the GPU by 10% to deliver even better gaming performance on upcoming flagship Android devices. Moreover, the company reduced GPU power consumption by 30% when compared to Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which is amazing. It still supports features like Snapdragon Elite Gaming and HDR gaming.

The rest of the features, including the triple 18-bit ISP that can capture 3.2 gigapixels per second, the 7th-gen AI Engine with 27 TOPS performance, and the FastConnect 6900 Mobile Connectivity System, are the same. However, there’s one small change on the wireless connectivity front, i.e Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 supports Bluetooth 5.3.

List Of Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Smartphones in 2022

Are you looking for the list of Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 phones before buying a high-end Android smartphone? If you can remember, we were the first ones to report that Qualcomm is planning on introducing the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset in May 2022. Finally, the processor was launched on May 20, 2022. It succeeds the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which was launched towards the end of 2021.

  • Asus ROG Phone 6
  • Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
  • OnePlus 10 Ultra
  • Realme GT 2 Master Explorer Edition
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
  • Xiaomi 12 Ultra
  • Xiaomi 12S
  • Xiaomi 12S Pro
  • Xiaomi 12T Pro/Xiaomi Redmi K50s Pro
  • Xiaomi MIX Fold 2

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