Qualcomm has announced on its official website that the next Snapdragon Technology Summit will be held from November 14 to November 17. At that time, the company may release the next-generation flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
According to the revealer @Digital Chat Station, the development progress of Xiaomi’s new SM8550 device is one month faster than last year, and the Qualcomm conference also mentioned mid-November, so there is hope to see the new device debut in November this year.
Many models will be launched in December, and the pace of three generations of flagships in a year is getting faster and faster. The third-generation flagship of Xiaomi refers to the Xiaomi 12 series, Xiaomi 12S series, and Xiaomi 13 series. Among them, Xiaomi 12 is equipped with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Xiaomi 12S will be equipped with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, and Xiaomi 13 series is expected to be equipped with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip is the successor to the Snapdragon 888 chip and is the first chip to use Qualcomm’s new naming scheme, which previously used a three-digit numbering system to name new chips. In addition, it is also Qualcomm’s first chip to use ARM’s latest Armv9 architecture.
According to the news, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is the successor of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. It will be manufactured by TSMC, but it may still use the 4nm process. It will debut in the fourth quarter of this year, when Xiaomi 13 series, Samsung Galaxy S23 series, etc. A number of new flagships will be equipped with this chip.