Redmi Is Launching Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus Powered Smartphone

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In the first half of 2022, Redmi launched the Redmi K50 eSports Edition, which is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. But today, Lu Weibing, Senior VP/Pres: China/Gen Mgr: Redmi at Xiaomi Corp forwarded a Weibo post of Qualcomm, which indicates that Redmi is going to launch a new smartphone that will be powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus.

The post does not include specific names of the device, but the manufacturer clearly announces that it may launch a “new Smartphone”, which is expected to be released in the 2nd half of this year.

In addition, a number of manufacturers, including Motorola, Xiaomi and OnePlus, and more, are expected to announce Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus powered smartphones in the coming months. Rumours suggest that Motorola Frontier will be the first smartphone to come with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus chipset.

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Qualcomm has confirmed that it will hold a Snapdragon Night event at 8:00 PM (local time) on May 20th, 2022, in China. The event is expected to see the arrival of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus chipset, which is said to be an enhanced and overclocked version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, which was announced in December 2021.

Rumors have claimed that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus will be a 4nm chipset, which is likely to be manufactured by Taiwan-based TSMC. The new chipset is expected to feature a Cortex-X2 prime core, 3x Cortex A710 performance cores, and 4x Cortex A510 efficiency cores.

As per rumors, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus would offer a 10% increase in CPU performance and a minor improvement in GPU prowess compared to the former. Further, a switch to TSMC’s 4nm fabrication is expected to offer better thermal performance than Samsung’s 4nm process node used for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

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