Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ & Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoCs Get A Launch Date

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Qualcomm has announced a new press conference in China, called ‘Snapdragon Night’. The event will take place on May 20, and the company is expected to launch the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ and Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoCs.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ is expected to launch on May 20

The event will kick off at 8 PM local time, which translates to 2 PM CET / 8 AM EST / 5 AM PST. Qualcomm did not specifically mention either of these SoCs in its announcement, but that’s what’s expected to happen.

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The timing fits, and Qualcomm likely wouldn’t host an event at this point if it doesn’t plan on announcing new chips. Not to mention that this is a ‘Snapdragon’ event. Many handsets in H2 2022 are expected to utilize the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ and Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, so… that’s almost certainly what we’re getting on May 20. As you can see, we’re only four days away from that event.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ is the more interesting of the two processors. That chip will be an improvement over the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. It will be manufactured by TSMC, and it’s expected to offer better thermals than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is an excellent SoC, but it can get quite toasty. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ is expected to be a considerable improvement in that regard. It’s expected to offer better performance overall.


The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 will likely be quite a popular SoC as well

The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 will be the company’s new mid-range SoC. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7 series of chips is usually utilized by many companies for their mid-range phones. Those chips usually end up being quite powerful.

We don’t really know anything about the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 at this point. Well, other than the fact it will be a 4nm processor. We’ll find out more at the event, as specific details did not leak out yet, and it’s possible they won’t at all before the event.