LI Motorola Razr Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip teaser

The new Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 will appear on these phones

Qualcomm announced its latest Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipsets last Friday, and the company revealed that it is already working with several manufacturers to bring new devices to the market.


Qualcomm has announced that it will bring both the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 to the market as early as the second quarter of this year. After the announcement, several companies revealed their intention on social media and in press releases that they would bring new devices to the market, powered by the recently announced chipset.

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“The company’s latest premium mobile platform, the Snapdragon 8+ 1 Gen 1 platform, provides the ultimate support across all on-device experiences and allows users to power up their game all day long. Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 will be endorsed by leading global OEMs and brands including ASUS ROG, Black Shark, HONOR, iQOO, Lenovo, Motorola, Nubia, OnePlus, OPPO, OSOM, realme, RedMagic, Redmi, vivo, Xiaomi and ZTE, with commercial devices expected to be available in Q3 2022.

ASUS

Shortly after the announcement, the ASUS ROG brand published a tweet revealing its intention to bring a gaming smartphone to the market, powered by the new Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset. The hashtag also reveals that the ASUS ROG Phone 6 is in development. The ROG Phone 5S Pro was announced in mid-August, which makes us think that the company will likely announce a successor sometime in mid- or late-August.

Motorola

Teaser of Motorola Razr Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip
Source: Motorola

Source: Motorola

A Motorola executive also posted an image on Weibo, confirming that the company will unveil the new Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 that powers the device. If you pay attention, you will quickly see that the foldable phone shines SoC, which gives us hints that we will see a new Motorola RAZR smartphone.

Motorola later posted a different teaser, confirming that the new RAZR 3 foldable smartphone will indeed be powered by the new chip. We don’t have much information about the upcoming device, but we do know that it will likely have a larger external screen to help take selfies, control music, and see notifications, and that it will carry better performance. The latest rumor claims that we may see the new foldable device sometime in July or August (via PhoneArena).

OnePlus

OnePlus has also announced that it will feature a smartphone with the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset. The publication claims that a new device will be launched sometime in the third quarter of 2022. While we have no official information, we expect to see the OnePlus 10 Ultra announced. In another time.

OSOM

OSOM (short for “Out of Sight, Out of Mind”) is a startup made up of former core engineers. The team previously teased their upcoming OV1 smartphone, going so far as to confirm that it will launch its first device with a newer Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, pointing fingers at the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1.

The latest Qualcomm announcement also mentioned OSOM, suggesting we might finally see the device sometime in the fourth quarter of 2022. The phone will be made of stainless steel, ceramic, and glass, and will cost less than $1,000. It will be a privacy focused smartphone.

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Realme also took to the Weibo stage by announcing that it plans to unveil the new realme GT 2 Master Explorer Edition. There is no timetable, nor do we have any information about when we might see the launch of the new device.

Xiaomi

Xiaomi also announced that it is working with Qualcomm and that they plan to unveil a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 smartphone. The company did not say when the new device could arrive, but we have heard several rumors claiming that it could be the Xiaomi 12 Ultra. The company also announced that it has entered into a partnership with Leica.

We’ve covered the unique Xiaomi x Leica camera partnership in a separate post, in case you’re interested.

others

HONOR, IQOO, Lenovo, Nubia, REDMAGIC, Redmi, vivo, and ZTE have not made any announcements on their websites or social media pages, and we have no information about their plans. Qualcomm has announced all of these OEMs and we expect to see new devices from these companies in the near future.

Samsung was also missing from the list, but that doesn’t mean the upcoming Fold and Flip devices won’t be powered by the new Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset, as the company has exclusive rights due to the unique and close partnership between Samsung and Qualcomm.

We haven’t gotten our hands on a new Qualcomm 8 Plus Gen 1 smartphone yet, but we’re excited and can’t wait to take it for a spin.