Qualcomm announced its flagship processor, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, at the Snapdragon Summit held last month. Designed for flagship smartphones, the S8G2 makes use of groundbreaking AI processes to enable faster natural language processing with multi-language translation and INT4 support. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Gen 1+ chipsets have been vastly successful among the audience this year, and the S8G2 is set on pushing those boundaries. Can’t wait to unlock the power of this elite processor? Here are the upcoming smartphones that will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor.
Xiaomi 13 Series
The Xiaomi 13 Series will launch in China later this month, with the global release due in the coming months. Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro have been confirmed to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. The tech giant will also be debuting the latest iteration of its MIUI 14 OS on this series. While other specs have been kept tightly under the lid, certain rumours and leaks suggest that the smartphone will get an HDR AMOLED display with a 1.61mm slim bottom bezel. A Leica camera module is also expected to feature in the Xiaomi 13.
iQOO 11 5G
The launch of iQOO’s latest flagship product, iQOO 11, has been scheduled for December 8 in Indonesia. Buyers in India can expect the smartphone to launch in India later this month. It has been confirmed that the smartphone will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset with LPDDR5x RAM and UFS 4.0 storage. iQOO 11 is also expected to get a 5,000 mAh battery and 120W fast charging. iQOO 11 will retain the BMW Motorsport theme from its predecessor.
OnePlus is set to launch its flagship OnePlus 11 in the coming days. The smartphone renders leaked online suggest the smartphone is set to get a round camera unit with a triple-lens setup. OnePlus 11 will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. On top of that, it’ll also be the first OnePlus flagship to feature a centre punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera.
Motorola X40 is set to be launched this month. The smartphone was rumoured to be powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 even before Qualcomm had officially announced the chipset. Motorola X40 is also expected to get 68W fast charging, according to its listing on the China Compulsory Certification (3C) database. Among other features, the smartphone is expected to get a Full HD+ display along with a 50MP primary camera.
Vivo X90 Pro+
While it is not an ‘upcoming’ smartphone, the recently launched Vivo X90 Pro+ is the first device to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. The Vivo X90 and X90 Pro receive MediaTek Dimensity 9200 SoC while the X90 Pro+ gets the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. Vivo X90 Pro+ has a starting price of CNY 6,499, which is equivalent to Rs. 74,000 for the 12GB RAM with 256GB storage model, and CNY 6,999, which is equivalent to Rs. 80,000 for the 12GB with 512GB edition.
Speaking on the launch of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, Chris Patrick, senior vice president and general manager of mobile handsets, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. said, “We are passionate about enabling people to do more, so we design Snapdragon with the user at the center. Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, will revolutionize the landscape of flagship smartphones in 2023. Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 delivers groundbreaking AI, unparalleled connectivity, and champion-level gameplay, enabling consumers to enhance every experience on their most trusted device.”
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