These phones could be the first to have the most “powerful” Android processor in the world, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

Qualcomm has announced the biggest launch of the year – Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 follows Snapdragon 888, the company’s most powerful SoC to date. Part of the iconic “8” series, 8 Gen 1 also changes the current three-digit name in favor of the segment and generation number. Manufactured on a 4 nm process, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 brings powerful features and enhancements. These include Armv9 Cortex CPU cores, next-generation Adreno GPUs, an integrated X65 5G modem, and more. So far, Samsung Galaxy S series devices have been the first to be equipped with Qualcomm’s latest flagship SoCs. In the last few years, Qualcomm 8 Series processors have made their debut with Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S series phones. This time it may be different, as Xiaomi and Realme claim to be launching phones running on Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in December 2021. Here are some phones that could be the first to receive these “powerful” Android SoCs.

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Xiaomi 12

Lei Jun, founder and CEO of Xiaomi, announced at Snapdragon Tech Summit that Xiaomi 12 will be among the first smartphones to come with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. There is no information about the official launch date, however, the phone is expected to be released later this year.

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Oppo’s unnamed flagship

Oppo has also confirmed that the company will launch its next flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip phone. The company has not revealed its name or model, but it may be the future successor to the Oppo Find X3 Pro.

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Realme GT 2 Pro

Madhav Sheth, VP and head of international affairs at Realme, announced on Twitter that the future flagship of Realme GT2 Pro will run on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. The smartphone will arrive somewhere in December.

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The upcoming RedMagic smartphone and flagship Z-series phone

Yu Hang, co-founder and senior vice president of Nubia, has confirmed that future RedMagic gaming smartphones and Z-series phones will be powered by the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC.

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Sony’s flagship smartphone

Sony may have left the smartphone business in India and other countries, however, the brand has not given up on this segment. And Sony is likely to launch a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip-powered device,

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