Lei Jun Teases Xiaomi Smartphone With Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1

Lei Jun, Chairman and CEO of Xiaomi, posted on a Chinese social media platform on Tuesday that the name of Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is too low-key to reveal that it’s far more than a “small upgrade”. He added that users can wait for reviews after its mass production. In May of this year, he announced that Xiaomi‘s phone of the year carrying the Snapdragon 8+ is expected to be released in July.

In the comments of the post, Lei Jun also mentioned that Xiaomi had been specially debugging the new chipset for quite a while and that it would never be released with bugs. Besides, aiming at solving the problem of this generation of SoCs, he said, “Wait to see the results”.

The new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is an enhanced version of the Snapdragon 8 mobile platform, which adopts a three-cluster architecture of super-large core Cortex-X2 plus the large core of the A710 and the small core A510. The highest main frequency of the CPU core is increased to 3.2 GHz. Compared with the Snapdragon 8, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 also adopts the TSMC 4 nm process.

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At present, the Xiaomi 12 Ultra (L1), Xiaomi 12s Pro (L2S), Xiaomi 12s Pro Dimensity Edition (L2M) and Xiaomi 12s (L3S) have all officially entered China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology database and the new models areexpected to be released next month.

In addition, one digital blogger posted on Monday that two new models of the Xiaomi 13 series have already begun testing and could be based on the Android 13 OS, which is one month ahead of last year. Considering that the Xiaomi 12 series was released in last December, this year’s Xiaomi 13 series is expected to be released in November ahead of schedule. The Xiaomi 13 series will be equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor and will also feature a large 2K screen.