Xiaomi 12 will be the first one to be used Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
At the Snapdragon Technology Summit in 2021, Qualcomm launched a new flagship chip, the Snapdragon 8 Gen1, which is the first processor launched by Qualcomm after its independence from the Snapdragon brand. This is why it is called Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 instead of Snapdragon 8XX. According to Qualcomm, the processor performance of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is increased by 20%, energy efficiency is increased by 30%, graphics display performance is increased by 30%, etc. And Qualcomm also emphasized that its performance in heat control is better than in the past.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 will be powered by the Xiaomi 12 series, the CEO and Founder of Xiaomi, Mr. Lei Jun also participated in the Snapdragon Technology Summit and then stated on Weibo that Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 will be powered by Xiaomi. This means that other OEM manufacturers need to wait for a while before they can use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. For example, OnePlus has confirmed that it will use this new chip. Of course, it has to wait for the exclusive period of Xiaomi to end.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform is built by Samsung’s 4nm process and has a “1+3+4” structure. Qualcomm said this processor is the most powerful mobile platform so far and will be put into commercial use at the end of December this year.
As Qualcomm’s current most powerful 5G mobile platform, the SoC uses the brand new Qualcomm X65 5G baseband, which can reach a speed of 10Gbps, which is the 10G level. From the official description, the SoC integrates FastConnect 6900 network solutions, WiFi 6/6E, 5G Release 16 standards, and other technologies, making 5G network reach 10Gbps under millimeter-wave or Sub-6G, WiFi speed can also reach 3.6Gbps.