Qualcomm officially announced a new processor for the next-generation flagship smartphone in 2022. This is Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (Snapdragon 8 Gen 1) and the successor of Snapdragon 888.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is Qualcomm’s first chip using Arm’s latest Armv9 architecture. Specifically, the new eight-core Kryo CPU will be equipped with a Cortex-X2-based main core with a frequency of 3.0GHz, as well as three Cortex-A710-based performance cores with a frequency of 2.5GHz, and four Cortex-A510-based designs The energy efficiency core, frequency is 1.8GHz. In addition, the new chip jumped from the 5nm process used by Snapdragon 888 to the 4nm process.
As Qualcomm’s fourth-generation 5G modem, it is built on the existing millimeter-wave and sub-6GHz compatibility, adding support for speeds up to 10Gbps and the latest 3GPP Release 16 specifications. Every time the Qualcomm 8 series flagship mobile platform is released, who will win the first launch of the new platform is a matter of everyone’s attention.
And at the theme summit this morning, Xiaomi Chairman and CEO Lei Jun video appeared at the summit and officially announced that the Xiaomi Mi 12 series will be the world’s premiere of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 mobile platform.
At the same time, Qualcomm China’s official Weibo and Qualcomm’s president and CEO An Meng reposted Lei Jun’s video of participating in the Snapdragon Technology Summit. This undoubtedly shows that Xiaomi 12’s world premiere of the Snapdragon 8 mobile platform is “officially certified by Qualcomm” and is the only certified mobile phone manufacturer. This is a “true first.”
At the same time, combined with the official information disclosed by Xiaomi mobile phones, they gave a video of the actual production of Xiaomi 12, and said that this is the world’s first batch of Snapdragon 8 chips, which are being assembled on the Xiaomi 12 motherboard at full speed at the Xiaomi factory.
They said: “As the world’s first Snapdragon 8 flagship mobile phone, Mi 12 is to bring the latest and coolest technology to users in the first place.” This undoubtedly further confirms that the Xiaomi Mi 12 series is the first Snapdragon 8 flagship mobile phone, and it is well-deserved of the name of the “true first release”.
In fact, Lei Jun can be said to be a frequent visitor to the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit, and starting from the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, Xiaomi has won the world premiere of the Snapdragon 8 series flagship mobile platform for many consecutive years. This shows the cooperation between Xiaomi and Qualcomm. Deeply, Xiaomi also has a very unique strategic value for Qualcomm.
According to Xiaomi’s official financial report, in the second quarter of 2021, Xiaomi’s global shipments of smartphones reached 529 million units, an increase of 86.8% year-on-year; the global smartphone shipments ranked second for the first time, with a market share of 16.7% ; In mainland China, Xiaomi’s smartphone shipments rank third, with a market share of 16.8%.
Whether in the global or in the Chinese market, Xiaomi’s smartphone shipments and market share are among the top ranks. For Qualcomm, this value is self-evident.
And the current commercial deployment of 5G continues to advance, and the era of Internet of Everything is accelerating. As a “connector” in all walks of life, Qualcomm is committed to empowering the intelligent interconnection of all things. The development trend of Xiaomi’s powerful IoT ecological chain system also coincides with Qualcomm.
Also based on the data of this year’s Q2 financial report, Xiaomi’s IoT and consumer products business continued to perform strongly, with revenue of RMB 20.7 billion, a year-on-year growth rate of 35.9%. Such growth momentum is naturally more unique to Qualcomm.
In the process of in-depth cooperation with Xiaomi, Qualcomm has also gained a lot of value. For example, the actual performance of the Snapdragon 8 mobile platform on the terminal has benefited from Xiaomi’s active adjustments. For a flagship mobile platform, the world’s premier terminal is of extraordinary significance, because this is the consumer’s first impression of the Snapdragon 8 flagship mobile platform. Behind this is the process of massive technology research and development and debugging.
Qualcomm’s choice of Xiaomi is obviously a recognition and trust in Xiaomi’s R&D capabilities. And Xiaomi also has the strength to show that it has a stronger control ability than its friends through its leading level of adjustment and deep technical background. The first launches of flagships such as the Mi 11 series and Mi 10 series in previous years have proven that Xiaomi is a true dragon trainer.
At the terminal adjustment level, Xiaomi’s philosophy and practice of taking experience as the kingly way also fits perfectly with Qualcomm’s demands. For example, in terms of terminal game performance, Xiaomi emphasizes that “the pursuit of performance is not based on the frame rate of the game, but to ensure that the experience does not heat up”, that is, it can achieve better power consumption performance and lower body temperature under stable high frames. , This is the new king of gaming experience, and the Mi 12 series will surely bring consumers an excellent gaming and user experience through the powerful driving ability of the Snapdragon 8 series mobile platform.
In short, the “really first launch” of the Xiaomi Mi 12 series Snapdragon 8 mobile platform is a win-win situation for both Xiaomi and Qualcomm. The new Mi 12 series mobile phones are coming soon, it is worth looking forward to!