List of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Phones

We have explained Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 features and curated a list of all the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 powered phones that we get to see in the coming days.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is here and set to dominate the future Android flagships. It now has the bragging right of being called the best Qualcomm system-on-chip for Android. This is a mid-year upgrade where Qualcomm packs a higher-binned variant resulting in faster CPU and GPU cores. For this new flagship chip, Qualcomm has switched foundry from Samsung to TSMC to ensure better power efficiency. [हिंदी में पढ़ें]

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Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 1: What has changed?

snapdragon 8 plus gen 1 highlights

Here are all the quick side by side comparisons between Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1:

PlatformSnapdragon 8+ Gen 1Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Processor Cores1x Cortex-X2 @3.2GHz,
3x Cortex A710 @3GHz
4x Cortex A510 @2GHz
6MB sL3 Cache
1x Cortex-X2 @3.0GHz,
3x Cortex A710 @2.5GHz
4x Cortex A510 @1.8GHz
6MB sL3 Cache
Process4nm TSMC  4nm Samsung
GPUQualcomm Adreno 730 GPU @900 MHz Qualcomm Adreno 730 GPU @818 MHz
RAM4x 16-bit CH @3200MHz LPDDR5 4MB system cache
up to 24GB
4x 16-bit CH @3200MHz LPDDR5 4MB system cache
up to 24GB
DISPLAY4K @ 60 Hz,
QHD+ @ 144 Hz
HDR: HDR10+, HDR10
Color Depth: Up to 10-bit
Color Gamut: Rec2020
4K @ 60 Hz,
QHD+ @ 144 Hz
HDR: HDR10+, HDR10
Color Depth: Up to 10-bit
Color Gamut: Rec2020
ISPTriple 18-bit Spectra ISP

1x 200MP or 108MP with ZSL
or
64+36MP with ZSL
or
3x 36MP with ZSL

8K HDR video & 64MP burst capture
Triple 18-bit Spectra ISP

1x 200MP or 108MP with ZSL
or
64+36MP with ZSL
or
3x 36MP with ZSL

8K HDR video & 64MP burst capture
DSPFused AI Accelerator architecture, Qualcomm Hexagon Vector eXtensions, Qualcomm Hexagon Scalar Accelerator, Qualcomm Hexagon Tensor AcceleratorFused AI Accelerator architecture, Qualcomm Hexagon Vector eXtensions, Qualcomm Hexagon Scalar Accelerator, Qualcomm Hexagon Tensor Accelerator
ModemSnapdragon X65 (integrated) Snapdragon X65 (integrated)
Encode/ Decode8K30/4K120 10-bit H.265Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10, HLG, 720p960 infinite recording8K30/4K120 10-bit H.265Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10, HLG, 720p960 infinite recording
ConnectivitySnapdragon X65 modem, LTE Cat. 24, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.3 Snapdragon X65 modem, LTE Cat. 24, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.3

Improved performance

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 peformance

The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 offers 10 percent faster CPU performance hitting peak clock speed of 3.2GHz. The GPU also sees a 30-percent improvement in performance over the original Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

Better Power Efficiency

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 power efficiency

According to Qualcomm, switching from Samsung’s 4nm process to TSMC 4nm node manufacturer helps it improve power efficiency. The new SD 8+ Gen 1 has up to 30% better CPU & GPU power efficiency over its predecessor.

Benchmark: Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 against Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

Here you will find results of Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 performance benchmarks tests, like AnTuTu and Geekbench.

TestSnapdragon 8+ Gen 1Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Antutu 9
(measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios)
11175781033851
GeekBench 5
(shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance)
1304 – Single Core
4169 – Multi-Core
1210 – Single Core
3768 – Multi-Core

Why Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 now?

Nine months ago, Qualcomm introduced its poster star the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset claiming to deliver the best performance among SoCs designed for the Android system. Well, it lived up to the performance promise, but it failed to sustain the peak performance over a long duration due to heating issues.

While various brands tried their best to keep heat but now of them succeeded. With Mediatek making a dent in Qualcomm’s market share, it was essential for Qualcomm to establish its supremacy and it has done it with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 launch.

List of phones with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1

At Qualcomm’s Snapdragon night event, no phone announcement was made. However, as soon as the event concluded smartphone brands started teasing their upcoming Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 phones which will be launched in the coming weeks and months. From OnePlus to Xiaomi, Realme to iQOO and Asus to Samsung’ everyone is expected to offer their latest flagship with using the SD8+ Gen 1 by Qualcomm.

List of phones with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1

Here’s the list of all Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset-powered phones that are set to launch soon:

1. Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro, ROG Phone 6

Asus ROG Phone 6 was the first phone to debut with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor. Asus later launched a more beefed up version called ROG Phone 6 Pro which gets gigs of RAM and storage.

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Pro and Non-Pro versions of ROG Phone 6 comes with 6.78-inches AMOLED screen that refresh 165 times in a second which is better than any other phone available in India. Both phone displays are HDR10+ certified and

Talking about Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 based Asus phones performance, both these phones does better than almost every SD 8 Gen 1+ phone in the market. The ROG Phone 6, ROG Phone 6 Pro offer better performance, thermals, and higher energy efficiency than most phones in India.

2. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

As we exclusively shared earlier, Samsung launched Galaxy Z Fold 4 with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 globally in the month of August. Samsung has slightly under clocked the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 to ensure better stability and sustained performance.

Galaxy Z Fold 4 to feature Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1

As we revealed earlier, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is leaner and shorter than the Galaxy Z Fold 3. However, the display size is slightly wider than last year. It also supports S Pen, houses stereo speakers, and IPX8 protection rating against water. Optics-wise, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will include a triple camera setup featuring 50MP wide, a 12MP telephoto, and a 12MP ultrawide camera. On the front, it uses a 10MP selfie camera.

3. iQOO 10 Pro

IQOO has also confirmed that it will be offering Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip in its iQOO 10 Pro. The SD 8+ Gen 1-based iQOO phone will have BMW inspired design.

The iQOO 10 Pro‘s other highlights will include a Gimble camera setup at the back and super fast 125W flash charging. iQOO is also likely to include a 2K+ AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and improved haptic motor.

4. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 is another folding phone that Samsung has unveiled at the unpacked event in August 2022. Samsung has made battery optimization coupled with Android 12 and a power-efficient Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset which offers better battery life than its predecessor.

Samsung Galaxy Flip 4 Sanpdragon 8+ gen 1

The folding phone comes with a 6.7-inch foldable OLED screen that refreshes the screen 120 times every second. There’s also a 2-inch Super AMOLED cover display. It also features a 50MP primary camera and a 12MP ultrawide camera. Samsung has upped its software game and now promises 4 future software dates.

5. OnePlus 10T

OnePlus latest announcement OnePlus 10T is also a member of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus club. The SD 8 Gen 1+ SoC based phone sits above OnePlus 10 Pro in the line-up, at least on performance terms.

The T series phone flaunts a 6.7-inch AMOLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support. Unlike, the OnePlus 10 Pro, the 10T doesn’t get Hasselblad cameras. Instead, OnePlus has packed a 50MP led triple camera setup. The phone is backed by 4800mAh battery which support 150W fast charging.

6. Xiaomi 12s Ultra

Xiaomi too has multiple Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 phones in its portfolio. Latest SD 8+ Gen 1 from Xiaomi line-up is much talked about 12S Ultra. A part from Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 the biggest USP of 12S Ultra is huge 1-inch sensor which makes it best camera phone in the market, as per the company. Since we haven’t tested 12S Ultra in our space we will refrain from passing a judgement on the phone’s camera.

Xiaomi’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 phone packs a curved AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR 10+ and Dolby Vision support. Among major highlights, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra also features a 4860 mAh battery with a 67W fast charger in the box.

7. Redmi K50s Pro (aka Xiaomi 12T Pro)

Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi will also be launching a new flagship in 2022 and it will be powered by Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 as hinted by Qualcomm. In all likeliness, it will be called the Redmi K50s Pro (might debut as Xiaomi 12T Pro in some regions).

The Redmi K50s Pro is likely to boast of a 6.67-inch OLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, and 1200 nits peak brightness. It will include a triple camera setup featuring a 108MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultrawide sensor, and a 2MP sensor for macros. It will draw juice from a 5,000mAh battery which will support a 120W fast charging.

8. OnePlus 10 Ultra (upcoming)

OnePlus has officially confirmed that it will be coming out with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 in Q3 of 2022. While OnePlus did not reveal the name of the phone, we expect it will be called OnePlus 10 Ultra. If what we are hearing is true, the OnePlus may throw in a co-processor sourced from OPPO for improved camera performance.

OnePlus is expected to keep its design and display similar to its current flagship. If that’s the case, the OnePlus 10 Ultra will sport a 6.7-inch LTPO3 AMOLED screen with 2K+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. It will continue to flaunt Hasselblad tuned cameras along with Hasselblad at the back. You might see improvement in zoom capabilities as it may offer you up to 5X optical zoom. OnePlus is likely to offer 150W fast charging in the OnePlus 10 Ultra.

9. Realme GT 2 Pro Master Edition (upcoming)

Realme has also officially teased GT 2 Pro Master Edition and confirmed that it will be Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+. The Master Edition smartphone is likely to hit China market first as early as July while it will officially arrive in India in early August.

Like all Master Edition phones, the GT 2 Pro Master Edition is also likely to come with a nature-inspired design created by Naoto Fukasawa. The phone will be featuring an LTPO3.0 AMOLED screen delivering 120Hz of screen refresh rate. Realme is also likely to make improvements and camera hardware and may include a 108MP led triple camera sensor. It is likely to come with a 150W fast charger in the box.

10. Motorola Edge 30 Ultra (upcoming)

Motorola is also set to be among the first few brands to bring a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1-based phone to the market. The company is likely to power its upcoming Motorola Edge 30 Ultra with Qualcomm’s greatest chipset as of now.

Apart from Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, the Moto Edge 30 Ultra will house a 6.67-inch Full HD+ curved OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It is likely to come with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage.

Motorola phone is also likely to flaunt Samsung’s new 200MP camera sensor at the back. The Edge 30 Ultra feature a triple camera set including a 200MP primary camera coupled with a 50MP ultrawide camera and a 12MP 2x telephoto camera. Upfront, it may feature a 32MP selfie camera. It is likely to pack a 4,500mAh battery and 80W fast charging support.

List of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 Phones

The SD8+ Gen 1 has all the making of a successful SoC and OEMs are showing tremendous trust in the latest flagship chipset from Qualcomm. Of course, the list of Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 phones will grow beyond these 10 phones in the coming weeks.

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3 months ago

How about the Zenfone 9?

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