Rumors point to a possible release in early July of the first smartphones to ship with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+. The chipset will succeed the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the company’s current flagship SoC, and should power some of the most anticipated smartphones in the second half of 2022.
This information comes from Twitter user Yogesh Brar, a tipster with a pretty clean track record to date. In a tweetBrar shared the expected release dates for (1) the last batch of phones to ship with the Snapdragon 888 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and (2) the expected launch time for the first set of devices powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+.
Brar has also made some speculation about which smartphones will feature Qualcomm’s latest SoC. He expects the chipset to power the OnePlus Ultra, the Moto Frontier, the Galaxy Fold 4 and its smaller brother – the Flip 4.
Whether the earlier predictions are based on internal information remains unknown. Nevertheless, the expected release date for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ devices is in line with the time frame suggested by other tipsters in the past.
For reference, Qualcomm has rolled back the release of the new Snapdragon SoC (ostensibly due to COVID-19 related issues) initially expected in May. PhoneArena has handled the situation here.
Small details are available about the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+. Even the name is still a matter of speculation and not made official by Qualcomm. In the absence of benchmarks, we can only speculate at the moment what the 8 Gen 1+ will bring to the table.
In general, experts expect superior GPU performance, identical CPU speed, and some degree of thermal optimization, something the standard Gen 1 struggles and struggles with. Looks like we’ll need a little patience to find out more – possibly in July.