Qualcomm company introduced the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 for flagship phones. Qualcomm attracted attention with Gen 1 at the beginning of December 2022. After this move, the company has now rolled up its sleeves for the promotion of Gen 2. The company organizes a promotional event every December. At this event, it introduces new series models. It seems that the company continues to work on Gen 2 together with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Everyone was guessing that this new series chipset will have the “1+” name. But, the company decided to use the name Gen 2 for the new series.
Expected Date for Snapdragon 8 Gen 2: May 2022
About 3 weeks have passed since the introduction of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Now the introduction date for Gen 2 is the topic. It seems that the launch of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will take place in May 2022. Qualcomm introduces a series every year. But this year, they will make a difference. It will soon launch two series of the same processor. Some analysts think that the success of MediaTek lies behind strategic change. MediaTek Dimensity 9000 has shown outstanding success in tests. Qualcomm doesn’t want to be under it. So, the company plans to release the Gen 2 earlier.
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Qualcomm is planning to release new processors under the name of the Snapdragon 8 Gen series. Gen 2 will be the second model of it. But, we know that some technical and global problems may extend this period. If the global chip crisis continues, the production plans of manufacturers may change. TSMC may not meet Qualcomm’s high demand for chips. This may result in production interruptions.
According to some rumors, the first mobile phones with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 presents in the summer of 2022. It seems that the production amount of the new processor will be more than Gen 1 and Dimensity 9000. As you may remember, Samsung was producing the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. TSMC will be producing the Gen 2.