Snapdragon will hold a Snapdragon Tech Summit event in China on May 20th, 2022. In which, they are expected to release the all-new Snapdragon 8 Gen1+ flagship chipset and a midrange Snapdragon 7 Gen1 chipset. The 8 Gen1+ will bring several improvements over the predecessor 8 Gen1 and is expected to address the issues such as heating and throttling. Now, DCS has told something about the upcoming chipset.
Snapdragon 8 Gen1+ to boast up to 30% energy efficiency
The tipster Digital Chat Station on the Chinese microblogging platform Weibo has published a new post in which he discusses the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen1+ chipset. According to the DCS, the Snapdragon 8 Gen1+ is primarily announced because of the company’s shift from Samsung’s node to TSMC’s fabrication node. The 8 Gen1+ will be built using TSMC’s 4nm fabrication technology. He also claims that the CPU and GPU specifications will remain unchanged from 8 Gen1.
However, he claims that, according to the official date, the 8 Gen1+ will have a 30% reduction in power consumption, a 30% increase in energy efficiency, and a 10% increase in overall chipset frequency. One of the most serious issues with the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 was its lack of energy efficiency and thermal management, which is reportedly being addressed by its successor.
Aside from the main headline, Motorola will be the first smartphone manufacturer to release a device powered by the recently announced Snapdragon 8 Gen1+ chipset. The second brand will be Xiaomi, with the upcoming Xiaomi 12S Pro reportedly powered by the 8 Gen1+ chipset. Many more brands, including realme, Oppo, and Vivo, will be ready to launch their smartphones as soon as the chipset is officially released.