Both OPPO and realme today announced that their flagship devices will carry the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform.
While OPPO Malaysia only mentioned their flagship model will be released in the first quarter of next year with the new processor, realme Malaysia immediately said that their realme GT 2 Pro will carry the latest processer.
The telco by both companies come after Qualcomm announced their new powerful processor at Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit Digital 2021.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 highlights
Briefly, the new processor starts Qualcomm’s new naming system for their flagship Snapdragon mobile platform with the company ditching the incremental numbering system to Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
The processor itself is a 4nm system-on-chip (SoC) which means it has shorter travel for current within the CPU and therefore greater efficiency and power saving potential.
I won’t get too much into the technicalities of the processor, but what is important is what it can support.
According to pocket-lint, the processor can support cameras with 200-megapixel camera resolution, Triple 18-bit image signal processors (ISP), H.265 & VP9 decoder and 8K HDR video.
In terms of display, it can support 144Hz display refresh rate support at QHD+ resolution, 60Hz refresh at 4K resolution (incl. external display), and HDR10 & HDR10+ screens as well.
Also supported are Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF System, 5G mmWave and Sub 6GHz support, Wi-Fi 6E/ax up to 3.6 Gbps, aptX Adaptive & Lossless and Bluetooth 5.2.
Smartphones coming with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
All these specs mean that the Snapdragon® 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform will be able to support some insane smartphones with very high specifications which means ‘flagships’.
As said above, both OPPO and realme has announced their coming flagship devices will have the processor.
However, Xiaomi and Motorola are also said to be among the companies eyeing a first quarter debut for the Snapdragon® 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform in their devices.