Qualcomm is reportedly working on an enhanced version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Reports have revealed that it may debut with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus moniker by early May. It is likely that the US-based chipmaker may announce a new Snapdragon 7-series SoC alongside it. Today, reliable tipster Digital Chat Station shared the key details of the next-generation Snapdragon 7-series SoC.
The leak reveals that the upcoming Snapdragon 7-series chip will be comprised of four Cortex-A710 cores clocking at 2.36GHz and four Cortex-A510 cores working at 1.80GHz. It will be a 4nm chipset that will include the Adreno 662 GPU. The tipster has claimed that it will be manufactured by Samsung. It appears that the first phones powered by the new Snapdragon 7-series chip are already in the works.
As mentioned above, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ is likely to debut in early May. Hence, there is a possibility that the new Snapdragon 7-series chip may go official alongside. Since Qualcomm adopted a new name for its Snapdragon 8-series chip, it is likely that the 7-series SoC may go official with the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 name.
In related news, a couple of brands such as Xiaomi, OnePlus, Lenovo, and Motorola are working on Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ powered flagships. However, it is likely that the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra (codenamed Frontier) may debut as the world’s first phone with SD8G1+ onboard. The SoC will also be seen on a new Lenovo Legion smartphone, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4, and a Galaxy Z Fold4. It is speculated that the upcoming Redmi Note 12 series will be one of the first Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 powered smartphones.