Qualcomm today introduced an improved version of its flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 has already become the mainstay of many flagship smartphones in 2022. According to Qualcomm, the Plus edition delivers 10% faster processor core performance, 10% higher graphics clock speeds, and best of all, consumes 15% less power for nearly 1 hour of extra gaming on a single charge or 50 minutes of social media browsing.
According to Qualcomm, the company has achieved a 30% increase in CPU and GPU energy efficiency. In addition, Qualcomm specifically highlights the more stable performance of the new SoC – in theory, the platform maintains a high clock speed for longer, despite heat during games or when connected to 5G networks. Of course, it also depends on how phone manufacturers implement the cooling system.
The CPU of the new SoC contains a 3.2GHz Cortex-X2 core, three 2.8GHz Cortex-A710s, and four 2.0GHz power-efficient Cortex-A510s. Graphics – Adreno 730. As you can see in the slides, other SoC features remain unchanged, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 10Gb / s 5G and 8K HDR video.
Qualcomm is not going to stop the production of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, both platforms will be produced in parallel.
The first smartphones based on Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 are planned to be released by companies such as Asus, Black Shark, Honor, iQOO, Lenovo, Motorola, Nubia, OnePlus, OPPO, OSOM, Realme, RedMagic, Redmi, Vivo, Xiaomi and ZTE.