OnePlus, Realme and Asus have announced the launch of smartphones powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, just a day after the flagship chipset was launched by Qualcomm. Asus will launch the ROG Phone 6 gaming smartphone powered by Qualcomm’s latest chipset while OnePlus’ handset with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC is expected to hit the market in Q3 this year. Realme has also announced that its GT2 Master Explorer Edition will be the first handset to use the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. Again, several other manufacturers have announced the use of new Qualcomm SoCs, but these are the first few to reveal specific plans.
OnePlus in a post on Weibo provocative an upcoming smartphone powered by the 1st generation Snapdragon 8+ SoC on its official Weibo page. Although the name of the phone has not been revealed by the company yet, OnePlus has said that the smartphone will hit the market in the third quarter of 2022.
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And finally, Taiwanese electronics giant Asus has also confirmed that ROG Phone 6 series, which will be launched as the Tencent variant in the Chinese market, will feature the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC in both the Chinese and global variant. The ROG brand has also made the announcement on its official Instagram page where it has said that the ROG Phone 6 will be the first gaming smartphone to sport the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. 2D renders of the ROG Phone 6 series were leaked earlier this year. The design of the upcoming Asus ROG Phone 6 series was shown to be similar to the Asus ROG Phone 5 series.
Qualcomm recently launched the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoCs as its latest mobile platforms. Qualcomm claims that the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is capable of delivering up to 10 percent faster CPU performance and 30 percent improved power efficiency over the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. As we mentioned, apart from OnePlus, Realme, and Asus, several other manufacturers announced they would be launching smartphones with the latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, including including Black Shark, Honor, iQoo, Lenovo, Motorola, Nubia, Oppo, Redmi, Vivo, Xiaomi, and ZTE.