Tech enthusiasts have been waiting with bated breath to hear about Qualcomm's newly launched Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. Now, it’s confirmed that the Xiaomi 12, RealMe GT 2 Pro and Moto Edge X30 will be the first smartphones to be powered by the new processor. The Moto Edge X30 is going to be available for purchase starting 9th December. The dates for the launch of Xiaomi 12 and RealMe GT 2 Pro have not been confirmed yet.
The new Snapdragon chip is claimed to offer 20x CPU performance along with a 30% increase in power efficiency. It is also claimed to deliver 4x faster artificial intelligence (AI) performance thanks to the 7th Gen Qualcomm AI Engine.
“Our collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies on Realme GT 2 Pro will create an unparalleled 5G experience across all aspects - be it gaming, camera, daily usage or 5G network,” said Madhav Sheth, CEO - Realme India, as well as President - Realme International Business Group, and Vice President, while talking about the new processor.
The RealMe GT 2 Pro is claimed to be priced at around Rs 59,900 and should be launched in India within the first quarter of 2022. The smartphone is rumoured to have a 120Hz display along with 512GB of internal memory.
Xiaomi also confirmed that its flagship will come with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. A tweet by the brand states, “Take a sneak peek of the most potent @Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset that will power our upcoming #Xiaomi12Series! #InnovationForEveryone”
While Xiaomi has not confirmed the launch date, rumours indicating that Xiaomi 12 will launch on 12 December have been doing the rounds.
The Moto Edge X30 will launch in China on 9th December, however, we may see a slight shift in branding soon after as the same smartphone will be launched as Motorola Edge 30 Ultra.
Qualcomm has confirmed that other smartphone brands like Black Shark, Honor, iQoo, Nubia, OnePlus, Oppo, Sharp, Sony, Vivo, and ZTE are also working on flagships with the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC.