Qualcomm Expected to Announce Two New Processors on May 20

Qualcomm Launch Event

The popular American chip manufacturer Qualcomm has planned a launch event in China on 20 May. The company took over its official Weibo account to announce the event. Although nothing has been confirmed, it is very likely that the brand will introduce its Snapdragon 8 Gen1 Plus and Snapdragon 7 Gen1 chipset at the event. Snapdragon 8 Gen1 Plus comes with few updates and changes compared to the company’s current flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen1 processor, which was launched back in December 2021.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen1

The company has been working on its Snapdragon 7 Gen1 chipset for a while now, and it’s the first product to be part of the company’s 7-series processors. While the details are still unknown, the upcoming 7-series processor will arrive with an octa-core CPU that includes four performance and four efficiency cores. Rumor has it that the Snapdragon 7 Gen1 chipset will have ARM Cortex A710 and Cortex A510 cores clocked at 2.3 GHz and 1.8 GHz, respectively. It is also speculated that the latest processor from the company will come with an integrated Adreno 662 GPU.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 Plus

When we talk about the second chipset that the brand is expected to introduce – Snapdragon 8 Gen1 Plus, a recent report says that it carries model number SM8475 and will make its debut in the month of May. It is speculated that the new chipset from the company is built on TSMC’s 4nm manufacturing process. By comparison, the current most powerful chipset from the brand – Snapdragon 8 Gen1 is based on Samsung’s 4nm process.

The chipset is expected to have a Cortex X2 prime core with 2.99GHz frequency, in what is expected to be a 1 + 3 + 4 core configuration. Apart from the primary core, the processor is said to arrive with three Cortex A710 cores and four Cortex A510 cores. Some reports also say that Qualcomm will introduce some marginal upgrades on the GPU for the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 Plus.


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