Snapdragon’s 8 Gen 1+ (SM8475) and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (SM8550) are two of the upcoming processors by Qualcomm. Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will be built on the 4nm node of TSMC. It is likely to outperform the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in the Galaxy S22 series by roughly 10%, while also providing improved battery life and cooling.
Snapdragon SM8475 and SM8550 smartphones are launching in Q3-Q4
According to a Weibo post by Digital Chat Station, several smartphone manufacturers are launching their new smartphones powered by the new Snapdragon’s 8 Gen 1+ (SM8475) and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (SM8550). Snapdragon’s 8 Gen 1+ (SM8475) powered smartphones are expected to launch in Q3 of 2022 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (SM8550) powered smartphones are expected to launch in Q4 of 2022.
Digital Chat Station’s post on Weibo:
I have seen that several manufacturers are launching the new SM8475 in Q3 this year, and the new SM8550 in Q4. Some of them directly come up with three generations a year.
~ Digital Chat Station (Weibo)
Along with Digital Chat Station, another popular leaker goes by the name IceUniverse revealed some juicy stuff related to Snapdragon’s 8 Gen 1+ (SM8475). According to IceUniverse, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 will be launched with TSMC Snapdragon 8 gen1 plus (SM8475).
I confirm again that Fold4 and Flip4 will use TSMC Snapdragon 8 gen1 plus (SM8475)
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) May 6, 2022
The Snapdragon 8 gen1 plus (SM8475) processor has yet to be launched, but it is scheduled to be introduced later this month and made available in smartphones soon after. Samsung made a curious decision here, as the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3 both went with the Snapdragon 888 instead of the Snapdragon 888 Plus. This year, that will not be the case.
This is a building story and we may update this post with new information. Also, the information is taken from various unofficial sources so, it is not expected to be 100% correct.
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