Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1: Qualcomm has revealed its newest chipset, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. It is better than the original 8 Gen 1 by fixing some crucial issues. According to Qualcomm, problems such as overheating and battery percentage falling have been solved by the new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1.
And unlike the original version that was built on Samsung’s 4nm node, here, Qualcomm has changed its hand. To solve previous heating issues and make significant improvements, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is built on TSMC’s 4nm node.
The Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 maintains the 1+3+4 CPU cluster design. And while the cores remain but the frequency has changed to enable a faster experience. The Prime Cortex-X2 core can now reach 3.2GHz, the Gold cores at 2.75Ghz and the Silver cores at 2.0GHz. This is up from 3.0GHz, 2.5GHz and 1.8GHz found in the original chip.
Just like the CPU, the GPU runs at a 10% higher frequency while lessening power consumption by 30%. For example, a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 powered smartphone can stream video for 1 hour 30 minutes longer than one using the old chip. Voice calls, a light load, can now be up to 5 hours and 30 minutes longer.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 GeekBench Performance
The original Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 has always been excellent when it comes to connectivity and image processing. And you know what they say if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Thus the rest features remain the same. The chipset houses the same triple 18-bit Spectra ISP that can handle up to 200MP sensors and 8K video capture at 30fps (4K at 120fps).
Also, it retains the 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM (3,200MHz) support, along with UFS 3.1 storage. The display supports QHD+ at up to 144Hz or 4K at 60Hz, complete with 10-bit rendering (Rec. 2020) and HDR10+ support.
When will the first Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 powered smartphone come out? The first Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 phone will be available in Q3, between July-September 2022.