Qualcomm’s most powerful flagship mobile SoC to date, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 was touted to solve all the overheating and throttling issues that had plagued its earlier 800 series of flagship SoCs, but surprisingly that was not the case at all. However, this might be changing soon as Qualcomm is expected to launch its new and improved Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 + SoC as early as May 2022.
According to a Tweet by popular tech tipster Yogesh Brar Qualcomm is expected to announce its Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ (codenamed SM8475) in early May 2022 that will be based on TSMC’s (N4) 4nm fabrication process unlike its previous SoCs which were fabricated using Samsung’s Fabs.
This is great news, as learning from their past mistakes Qualcomm will be moving its manufacturing process to TSMC’s 4nm node instead of Samsung Foundries that is know to use inferior manufacturing processes compared to TSMC which is said to have a yield rate of over 70% compared that Samsung’s measly 35%.
That said, if this pans out as expected we might see the first Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ phones from the likes of Lenovo and Motorola, OnePlus, and Xiaomi being unveiled before the end of May before eventually becoming available in June.
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Whatever the case is Qualcomm’s move towards TSMC was long over due and is very crucial if it wants to stay competitive in the market with its competitor, MediaTek rising in popularity more than ever before.
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