All phones confirmed to launch with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chip


Xiaomi 12 with Snapdragon 8 Gen1 goes into mass production. Moto Edge X30 to launch on December 9 in China

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 was recently announced as the next flagship chip that will power Android phones in 2022. While some Snapdragon 8 Gen1 phones are likely to launch sooner rather than later, few phone makers have already confirmed that they will launch their flagship phones in the next few weeks. The new Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chipset builds on the legacy of last year’s Snapdragon 888 and is manufactured in a 4nm process with an improved 5G modem, advanced ISP, and more.

Here are all the phones confirmed to launch with the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chipset.

Moto Edge X30 released on December 9

Motorola is preparing to launch the Moto Edge X30 in China on December 9 and it is confirmed to work with the new Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chip. The Edge X30 could be limited to China only and could launch as Edge 30 Ultra globally soon after.

The Moto Edge X30 is expected to feature a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with support for a refresh rate of up to 144Hz. It is rumored to be powered by a 5,000 mAh battery that will likely support fast charging. In terms of cameras, the Edge X30 is said to have three cameras on the back headed by a 50MP main camera, a 50MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. We will advise our readers to take these specs with a pinch of salt with more details to be confirmed next week.

Xiaomi 12 will launch soon

Xiaomi was the first phone maker to launch the Mi 11 with Snapdragon 888 technology last year. With the launch of the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chip, Xiaomi has reiterated once again that it plans to launch the Xiaomi 12 very soon. Although no specific release date has been revealed, Xiaomi has posted a tweet stating that the Xiaomi 12 has now entered mass production, so we can expect it to launch later this month.

Realme GT 2 Pro launches in December

Realme has also confirmed the launch of its flagship Realme GT 2 Pro that is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen1 SoC. Although the company has not revealed the exact launch date, Realme VP Madhav Sheth has confirmed that its flagship phone will launch in December.

According to the latest leaks, Realme GT 2 Pro has received more than a million points in AnTuTu benchmarks. It is expected to feature a 6.51-inch AMOLED screen with support for a 120Hz refresh rate, up to 12GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage. The GT 2 Pro could have a 50MP main camera with OIS and a 32MP selfie camera.

Oppo to launch a flagship phone in Q1 2022

Oppo will launch its flagship phone powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen1 in the first quarter of 2022, the company confirmed. Although Oppo has not indicated the name of the phone, it is expected to be the Oppo Find X4 series that will likely be powered by the new Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chip.

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