Qualcomm not too long ago unveiled its flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. From CPU and GPU to AI and ISP, the brand new chipset presents huge enhancements over the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 in virtually all departments. On the occasion, Qualcomm revealed that it’s already working along with a number of producers to carry new gadgets to the market.
Qualcomm introduced that the primary gadgets with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip will make it to the market by the top of this 12 months and within the early a part of 2023. Quickly after Qualcomm’s announcement, many corporations revealed their intention on social media and in press releases that they’ll be bringing new gadgets to the market powered by the brand new flagship chipset.
“The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Cellular Platform will outline a brand new commonplace for related computing, intelligently engineered with groundbreaking AI throughout the board to allow extraordinary experiences. This new cell platform might be adopted by international OEMs and types together with ASUS Republic of Avid gamers, HONOR, iQOO, Motorola, nubia, OnePlus, OPPO, REDMAGIC, Redmi, SHARP, Sony Company, vivo, Xiaomi, XINGJI/MEIZU, and ZTE, with the primary industrial gadgets anticipated by the top of 2022.”
Quickly after Qualcomm’s announcement, the founder and CEO of Xiaomi, Lei Jun, took to Twitter to announce that Xiaomi’s subsequent flagship, which is able to presumably be known as Xiaomi 13, will function Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. The Xiaomi 12 sequence was introduced in December of final 12 months, which makes us assume that the corporate will probably announce the successor by the top of December or in the beginning of January.
OnePlus additionally introduced that it’ll have a smartphone that’ll be outfitted with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, most likely known as OnePlus 11. Whereas the corporate hasn’t introduced any launch date simply but, we count on an analogous launch cycle because the OnePlus 10 Professional, which suggests the smartphone will first debut in China later this 12 months (or in early January 2023) after which make it to the worldwide markets in Q1 2023.
OPPO has additionally confirmed that the subsequent Discover X flagship, probably the OPPO Discover X6, will function Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. As well as, the corporate has additionally revealed that it assisted Qualcomm in bringing ray-tracing to the brand new flagship chipset. Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is the primary Qualcomm chipset to function this superior graphics know-how. OPPO, having labored on ray-tracing know-how final 12 months, helped Qualcomm enhance the graphics immensely whereas additionally “fixing the facility consumption downside.”
“As one of many first corporations within the trade to offer an open ray tracing resolution, OPPO has been working with Qualcomm Applied sciences, Inc. on actual time hardware-accelerated ray tracing. Together with Qualcomm Applied sciences’ Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Cellular Platform, which was launched throughout this 12 months’s Snapdragon Tech Summit and helps this function. OPPO is lastly in a position to carry a few extra real looking gameplay graphics via hardware-based cell ray tracing expertise.
Due to the efforts made by OPPO and Qualcomm Applied sciences, cell ray tracing has superior from software program simulation and prerecorded cutscenes to interactive graphics.”
RedMagic 8 Professional
nubia’s sub-brand REDMAGIC has additionally confirmed that it’s going to quickly launch the REDMAGIC 8 Professional smartphone, which would be the first gaming cellphone to function the brand new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. We’re left impressed with the REDMAGIC 7S Professional, and we will not wait to see what the REDMAGIC 8 Professional will carry to the desk, particularly now that the brand new chipset has ray-tracing capabilities.
Moreover, Motorola confirmed that its subsequent flagship (the X40) can have a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. Whereas no different particulars have been formally introduced, an unofficial leak has revealed virtually all the main points of the Moto X40. Along with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, the Moto X40 will function a 6.67-inch curved OLED show with a 144Hz refresh charge, 50 MP major and ultra-wide digicam, 5,000 mAh battery, and as much as 18GB RAM. There isn’t any launch date but for the Moto X40, however it’s anticipated to launch subsequent 12 months.
IQOO, the sub-brand of Vivo, additionally took to Weibo to announce that it’s planning on unveiling the brand new IQOO 11 with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. There isn’t any timeline, and we now have no info on once we may see the brand new gadget launch.
Qualcomm has beforehand revealed that smartphones from HONOR, ZTE, MEIZU, Vivo, Asus, and SHARP may even function the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. Nonetheless, these corporations haven’t made any bulletins on their web sites or social media pages, and we now have no details about their plans. HONOR’s Magic Vs will debut subsequent week, however we now have no info if the upcoming foldable smartphone will function the brand new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset or the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1.
Surprisingly, Samsung was additionally lacking from the listing, however it doesn’t imply that the upcoming Galaxy S23 and Fold/Flip gadgets aren’t going to be powered by the brand new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, as the corporate has unique rights as a result of distinctive (and shut) partnership between Samsung and Qualcomm.
We’re but to get our fingers on the brand new Qualcomm 8 Gen 2 powered smartphone, however we’re excited to see what it has to supply.