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Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ delayed to second half of 2022

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Just two months ago, we heard rumors that Qualcomm was on track to be new 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ flagship processor in May, with real phones expected by it in June, but today we hear that those plans are being rolled back and that the powerful new chip will arrive in the second half of the year instead.

As you may have heard, the Chinese city of Zhengzhou has gone into lockdown following China’s “zero-covid” policy. Zhengzhou is also commonly known as iPhone City because of the giant Foxconn factory there that produces most of the iPhones in the world.

And now these lockdowns seem to affect not only iPhone production, but also Qualcomm’s latest chip.

About this new chip, the same news source about the delay also claims that Qualcomm and Lenovo have a great relationship, and the Lenovo-made Motorola Edge 30 Ultra could well be the first phone to get the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. + chip. Not surprising considering the Motorola Edge 30 Pro was the first to have the Snadpragon 8 Gen 1 chip before.

Also note that the name “snapdragon 8 Gen 1+” is only a suggestion rather than an officially adopted name by Qualcomm. Still, the expectations for this new processor are indeed of a “plus” strength: expect faster GPU performance, while CPU speeds remain the same.

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