What phones is the Snapdragon 8 generation used in?
Qualcomm this week unveiled its flagship processor for 2022, the Snapdragon 8 Generation One, which will soon be used in the line of smartphones. This processor comes with attractive features such as Arm V9 cores and, as always, has been developed in the field of graphics processing; In addition, we see new features in the camera.
Many brands of Android phones have confirmed the introduction of this chip in their future phones. But, exactly which companies signed a contract for Snapdragon 8 Generation 1 and which phones will be equipped with this part? According to Android Authority, one can be sure of the contracts of brands such as Xiaomi, Motorola, Zeditia, Sharp, Honor, Nubia, Oppo, Reelmi, Vivo. In the following, we will examine in more detail the brands of the contracting party and the models of phones that will be equipped with Snapdragon 8 generation one.
Xiaomi has been using high-end Snapdragon chips in its products since its inception; Therefore, it is not surprising that it is on the list of winners who intend to use the first generation Snapdragon 8 processor in their phones.
Despite Xiaomi’s claim that the first smartphone equipped with the Snapdragon 8 generation will belong to this brand, and it is likely that the Xiaomi 12 series of phones will host this chip; But according to rumors published on December 12, 2021 (December 21, 1400), the Moto Edge x30 will be released, which is also the official launch date of Qualcomm’s new processor. With these interpretations, it is possible that Xiaomi will introduce its new flagship phone series sooner, according to rumors.
On the other hand, Redmi CEO Liu Weibing officially announced that Redmi intends to use Snapdragon 8 Generation 1 in its next products; Therefore, it is expected that the K50 series will host Redmi phones from this chip.
Xiaomi Black Shark, a company that makes gaming phones, has also confirmed the use of the first-generation Snapdragon 8 on the new Black Shark. The subsidiary also posted a video on Qualcomm’s official website confirming the news; But the exact name of the product is not yet available.
However, the well-known revealer in the field of account technology Digital Chat Session He claimed on Twitter that Qualcomm’s new chip will be used in the Black Shark 5 Series handsets. Considering the previous Black Shark phones that came with the 4S and 4S Pro, the choice of this name is not far from the mind, and you can expect fast charging and display capabilities with a refresh rate of more than 144 Hz from this phone.
The brand, which was the forerunner of this subset of Huawei, took a big step this year and went beyond the shadow of Huawei to launch its first series of flagship phones with a Snapdragon processor called Honor Magic 3. The Honor plans to follow suit next year, and in a new video released, it introduces the next generation of Honor flagships, which will be powered by the first-generation Snapdragon 8.
Motorola has not been unaware of this, and in a post on the social network Weibo, announced that it will soon introduce the Moto Edge X30, which has used this chip in December. Of course, the launch of this phone this month is probably for China, and other interested parties will have to wait until the beginning of next year (mid-December) for its global release.
Another brand that intends to use Qualcomm’s new chip in its products is the Nubia brand. The company also announces in a video posted on Qualcomm’s official website that it will use the chip to build a new phone as soon as possible. Due to the history of this brand, it is likely that we will see the first generation Snapdragon 8 processor in the Red Magic game phones of this company and the Nubia Z series phones. In fact, the unannounced Red Magic 7 was recently spotted on the product waiting list with its stunning 165-watt charger.
Innovative Oppo is another brand that is said to be using Qualcomm’s new processor in its latest products, which is scheduled to be unveiled in the first quarter of 2022. Therefore, it is possible that the Oppo Find X4 Pro will be equipped with a first-generation Snapdragon 8 processor.
In addition, Riley, which has previously tested its flagship market with low-cost handsets such as the X50 Pro and GT, plans to move beyond its safe haven and launch high-end flagships in the Samsung Galaxy and OnePlus Pro categories. In this regard, Riley company announced that the first device of this brand will be released with a 1st generation Snapdragon processor called Realmi GT 2 Pro and will be the “most special” phone in the history of Riley. Recently revealed technical specifications of this phone indicate the old display with QHD image resolution, which offers a refurbishment rate of 120 Hz. Also, according to the published news, this phone will be equipped with a dual camera system with two 50-megapixel sensors for the main camera and an ultra-wide camera, along with an 8-megapixel telephoto sensor.
The Japanese brand Sharp, which has launched the flagship Aquos R series over the past few years, is also among the brands in the line of smartphone manufacturers that use Qualcomm’s new processor. Although the stunning Aquos R6 will not be available globally in 2021, Sharp has announced plans to use a first-generation Snapdragon 8 chip for its next flagship launch in 2022. Unfortunately, more details about Sharp’s upcoming product (possibly Aquos R7) are not available; But it is hoped that the new product of this Japanese company will be offered to users in the global market.
Vivo is one of the brands that has been using Qualcomm’s flagship chips in its products for many years. Therefore, it is not far from the mind to repeat this equation again and to see the traces of Snapdragon chips in the new phones of this brand.
Vivo has not officially announced this; But it has indirectly mentioned the launch of several serious smartphone models that will be equipped with the first generation Snapdragon 8 chip. With these interpretations, Qualcomm’s new chip is expected to be used in the Vivo X series and the Nex and Iqoo family.
ZTE is also the latest brand to confirm the use of the first-generation Snapdragon 8 chip in its devices. Referring to the Axon 30 Ultra, the company’s representative announced that the brand will launch the product in 2021 using Qualcomm’s flagship product. So, in the next generation of the Axon series, we can also expect Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 8 first generation.
Large chip companies usually get permission from their customers to publish news, and it is obvious that some business partners do not. Therefore, other companies may want to produce a phone with a first-generation Snapdragon 8 chip, but have not agreed to release the news.
For example, Asus, Samsung and Sony are three examples of brands that are not mentioned in this list. Samsung and Sony have generally refused to release their names in the past few years; But the sight of the first-generation Snapdragon 8 in the specs of the Galaxy S22 series and Xperia flagships seems almost certain. In addition, next year we will have to wait for the introduction of new Asus Zenophones and Ragophones.
Another unnamed brand is Huawei. It is predicted that if Huawei introduces flagship in 2022, it will be equipped with Snapdragon 8 generation 1 4G version. Like the Huawei P50 series of phones that came with the Snapdragon 888 4G version of the chip. Google is another brand that has not been mentioned, and probably the reason for Google’s absence in this list is the use of its proprietary processor, the Tensor, which we saw in the Pixel 6 series of phones.
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