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Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 and 8 Gen 1+ SoC Launching on May 20

Qualcomm 7 gen 1 soc: The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Generation 1 and Snapdragon 8 Generation 1+ Launch Event is scheduled for May 20.

Qualcomm was expected to debut the next-generation Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ SoC this month, but a recent report stated that the chipmaker may postpone the introduction until the second half of 2022. However, Qualcomm has now arranged an event to showcase new products later this week, putting everything back on track. At the event, we expect Qualcomm to unveil the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ as well as the new Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 processor.

(Also see: Exynos 2200 VS Snapdragon 8 Gen 1: Has Samsung outperformed Qualcomm with the Exynos 2200?)

Snapdragon Night has been announced by Qualcomm

Qualcomm just announced its forthcoming Snapdragon Night event in China on Weibo. It will take place on May 20th at 8 p.m. local time (5:30 PM IST). Qualcomm did not directly reference the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ or Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipsets, but it did indicate that a new Snapdragon mobile platform will be unveiled. Qualcomm’s post is shown in the screenshot below.


The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ chipset, codenamed SM8475, is likely to be built on TSMC’s 4nm architecture shortly. It is believed to contain an ARM Cortext-X2 Prime core and offer a 10% boost in CPU performance as well as a slight GPU increase over its predecessor. Also predicted is improved thermal performance.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC is projected to have an octa-core CPU that is less expensive than the flagship-grade SD 8 Gen 1 or 8 Gen 1+. According to sources, it will include four ARM Cortex-A710 cores clocked at 2.36GHz and four ARM Cortex-A510 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. The 7 Gen 1 SoC is likely to include an Adreno 662 GPU. It will most likely succeed last year’s Snapdragon 778G+ processor.

Smartphones from Oppo, Motorola, Xiaomi, and other market OEMs are expected to be powered by the future Snapdragon CPUs. The Oppo Reno 8, which is set to be released on May 23, may use the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC, but the Motorola Frontier, Xiaomi 12 Ultra, and many other flagship-level handsets are slated to use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ SoC.

So, if you want to learn more about Qualcomm’s next-generation mobile chipsets, keep an eye on our website on May 20 for further information. In addition, please share your opinions on the future Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ and Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoCs in the comments section below.

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