That’s a lot sooner than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Summit typically takes place, which is in the mid of November. It indicates the first phones of this new chipset will arrive sooner than expected.
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On November 15th, at the Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii, Qualcomm will officially unveil the chipset. In keeping with tradition, the company will unveil its newest flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, during this year’s event. Between November 15th and 17th, this year’s Summit will take place.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Specifications
Although Qualcomm has not officially acknowledged the details; reliable sources have revealed further information regarding the architecture and performance capabilities of this new flagship processor. From what we can gather from our insider, Ice Universe, the new SoC will fix a significant issue with its predecessor.
Compared to Gen 2 and later phones, the Gen 1 phones’ battery life was inadequate. The new chipset seems to be an improvement here. Ice Universe says in a new blog post that the next flagship processor will better manage energy efficiency, making the devices last longer.
When will the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 be used in smartphones?
Since the new chipset has not been officially revealed, we do not have any verified models that will ship with it installed. However, there are several possible options. Xiaomi is known for being an innovator in mobile CPU technology. The Xiaomi 12 series was one of the first to have Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. There are rumors that the Xiaomi 13 series will do the same, due out at the end of the year.
Digital Chat Station, a reliable source of leaks, has also confirmed that the next flagship phone from OnePlus, the OnePlus 11 Pro, will be released this year and will have this new flagship processor.
As Samsung tends to unveil its new Galaxy line around February, this would be a perfect moment for the company to include the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in its high-end devices. The Samsung Galaxy S23 will certainly have Qualcomm’s latest technology in the United States. However, in other areas, like Europe, Samsung may instead choose to utilize one of its CPUs.