Qualcomm Snapdragon Night event on May 20 — Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ expected

Qualcomm has scheduled its Snapdragon Night event in China on May 20th. It has confirmed that the company will unveil the new Snapdragon Mobile Platform at the event, which should be the most expected Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, months after it introduced the Snapdragon 778G+.

The company is also expected to introduce the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+, a minor upgrade to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 at the event. Qualcomm’s President and CEO, Cristiano Amon, said that the Snapdragon Night on May 20th will be another big day for the Snapdragon Insiders.

Snapdragon 7 Gen 1

The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 is expected to feature 4 x A710 cores clocked at 2.36GHz and 4 x A510 core clocked at 1.8GHz and use Adreno 662 GPU.

The OPPO Reno8 that will be introduced on May 23rd should be one of the first phones to be powered by the chip. But we can expect several mid-range 5G phones to use the chip, and the price of the phones powered by the SoC should be cheaper than the Snapdragon 870-powered phones. Xiaomi Civi 2 is said to be one of the first phones to use the SoC.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+

Based on earlier rumours, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ codenamed SM8475 will use TSMC’s 4nm process. This is expected to use the same 1 x Cortex X2 prime core, 3 x Cortex A710 Performance cores and 4 x Cortex A510 efficiency cores, but the CPU frequency is expected to increase to 2.99GHz. It is said to offer 10% improvement in CPU, and the GPU is also expected to get a minor speed upgrade.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ is expected to be introduced in motorola ‘Frontier 22’, OnePlus 10 Ultra, Xiaomi 12 Ultra, the next ROG phone and more models coming out in the second half of the year.


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