It has been a while since Qualcomm has been working on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. Qualcomm has finally taken the wraps off Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 during the Snapdragon Submit 2022. The chipset offers 35% better CPU performance and 25% better GPU performance and also receives a massive improvement in artificial intelligence (AI). The chipset will also provide a 40% increase in battery life. It also features Wi-Fi 7, dual Bluetooth connectivity, 5G modem with dual-active dual-SIM support. OnePlus confirms that the vanilla OnePlus 11 5G will feature the same chipset.
OnePlus 11 with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2!
A few months back, we reported that OnePlus would launch a smartphone with an 8 Gen 2 chipset by the end of 2022. So, which means that the smartphone leaked was the OnePlus 11. The teaser shared by the brand tells us that it will be the first brand to launch a smartphone with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. The brand also adds that it will be the first mobile optical tracking open platform. The details of the smartphone have been leaked before. It will feature the model number PHB110 and a curved display with a 6.7-inch LTPO display.
The smartphone will feature a triple rear camera setup comprising a brand-new 50MP Sony IMX890 sensor. It will pair with a 48MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 32MP telephoto sensor. On the front, it will feature a 32MP sensor. Other specifications include a 120Hz refresh rate, 5000mAh battery with 100W fast charging, and up to 16GB RAM & 512GB storage. The device will run on OxygenOS 13 on top of Android 13 out of the box. Earlier, there were reports of the OnePlus 11 Pro launching with the 8 Gen 2 chipset in early 2023.
Other smartphones, such as Samsung Galaxy S23+, were listed in GeekBench with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. Moto will also launch its smartphone with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with the Moto X40. Finally, Xiaomi is rumoured to launch the Xiaomi 13 Pro with an 8 Gen 2 chipset. Other brands, including OPPO, iQOO, Realme, and Asus, will launch smartphones with the 8 Gen 2 chipset by the end of 2022.