This Xiaomi will be a beast: the first with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1

Xiaomi already has almost ready the most important smartphone of the year for its catalog. This device will serve the name of Xiaomi 12 Ultra , replacing the current Mi 11 Ultra. Today we know what will be one of its star features, the processor. Xiaomi will trust Qualcomm again, but not in the chip that it mounted in the Xiaomi 12. The new terminal will be in charge of brand new premium high-end processor.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 for the Xiaomi 12 Ultra

Xiaomi’s own CEO has just confirmed that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 will be present in the next flagship. Xiaomi’s next launch for the high-end will be the Xiaomi 12 Ultra , so it is already possible to connect the dots.

This new processor was announced a few days ago and already has its first destination. The Xiaomi 12 Ultra is expected in July , so we will still have to wait a couple of months. Its presentation will not be international: it will first be released in China and several months later in the rest of the world.

The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is the ‘Plus’ version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

For several years Qualcomm has accustomed us to two premium high-end chips per year. The second always keeps the first name and adds the last name ‘ Plus ‘. In 2022 it was not going to be less and Qualcomm has already announced it.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is renewed with a more powerful version for the second half of 2022. It arrives earlier than expected and with more important news than usual. The first device to include it will be the Xiaomi 12 Ultra , which could arrive as one of the most powerful in 2022.

The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is not what you think

Qualcomm usually announces its ‘Plus’ version towards the end of the year and does so with modest news. The most normal thing is to see a couple of hardware support updates and a performance increase due to a processor overclock . The processor is not changed, it is simply touched by software to make it run a little more.

This year is not like that: Qualcomm has changed its strategy . Now the new processor is manufactured by TSMC instead of Samsung. The processor does not change radically, but it does improve a lot thanks to the manufacturing process of the new supplier.

The most interesting figures of the new chip are a 30% improvement in overall efficiency and a 20% increase in performance. It is one of the most important updates, since the performance of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 was not convincing brands or users too much.

With this update, which should have been the original processor, a greater commitment to it and a better reception are expected. Now you know that one of the first to include it will be the Xiaomi 12 Ultra.