Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Official: Qualcomm’s Answer to the Dimensity 9000

In the race for 4nm chips, Qualcomm finally has their own 4nm-based flagship chip with the Snapdragon 8 Gen1. As their answer to MediaTek’s Dimensity 9000, you also get a 4nm process (made by Samsung and not by TSMC like the Dimensity 9000) and a tri-cluster structure that consists of a Cortex-X2 prime core, three […]

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Debuts with the Xiaomi 14 Series

Right after Qualcomm released official benchmarks for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, the Xiaomi 14 series was announced in China as the first device to use Qualcomm’s flagship chip. Both the Xiaomi 14 and 14 Pro have flat frame sides and Leica-branded triple rear cameras, with the Pro version going for a more subtle curved […]

Nothing Phone (2) to Use Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1

While reports of the Nothing Phone (2) using a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor have been in the rumor mill for quite some time, founder and CEO Carl Pei himself confirmed that its next phone will indeed use the 2022 flagship chip. While it does not come as a surprise–after all, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen […]

POCO F5 Pro: Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 And 512GB Memory?!

What are the most common issues or reasons to replace a smartphone? Other than breakages due to falls, many often say that running out of storage is a clear sign of an upgrade. But what if we told you that the POCO F5 Pro is the company’s first smartphone with 512GB of storage onboard, alongside […]

iQOO 11, 11 Pro Now Official with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

As a follow up to the iQOO 10 series last July, the vivo sub-brand follows it up with the iQOO 11 series. Both come with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 processors and faster LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 storage. Both use a 6.78-inch 2K AMOLED display with a 144hz refresh rate, though the iQOO 11 Pro […]

The Upcoming Xiaomi 13 Lineup To Carry Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

It honestly hasn’t been that long since we praised the Xiaomi 12T for its stellar display and excellent hardware. However, the phone did have some shortcomings in the software and build department. We’re now hearing that the upcoming and possibly improved Xiaomi 13 series could come in by December 1. There are a lot of […]

Finally Back: Huawei Announces Mate 50 Series with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1

After being in limbo for 2 years, Huawei has finally made the Mate 50 series official with the vanilla, Pro, and ultra-premium RS variant. All three phones come with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor that’s limited to 4G connectivity, though they make up for it by having support for China’s BeiDou satellite system. All […]

Lenovo Legion Y70: Under-8mm Slim Phone with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1

Following the announcement of the 200-megapixel-sporting Motorola X30 Pro, Lenovo announced the Legion Y70 in China, which appears to be their counterpart to the X30 Pro in some parts. While not a gaming phone like the Legion Phone Duel 2 or Y90, the Y70 does come with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor with up to […]

Redmi K50 Ultra Gets a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Processor

Xiaomi expands the Redmi K50 series further in China with the announcement of the Ultra variant. Sharing features found on the K50 Pro and K50 Gaming, it’s safe to say that the Ultra is the most powerful model of the series, as it rocks a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor. Interestingly, the K50 Ultra shares […]

realme Announces GT 2 Explorer Master with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1

After teasing it for a week, realme unveiled the GT 2 Explorer Master in China with three variants–one of them being a travel trunk version that’s designed by fashion designer Jae-Jung. Aside from being powered by the latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, realme touts that the GT 2 Explorer Master is the first phone […]

The Xiaomi 12s Series Get Leica Branding, Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1

While the Xiaomi 12s Ultra is the star of the show, rounding up Xiaomi’s new flagship lineup in the 12s and 12s Pro. They look quite similar to the Xiaomi 12 series, though the vanilla 12s gets a better IMX 707 main camera that’s also used on the 12s Pro. Both are also co-engineered by […]

OPPO Reno8 Series Official: Pro Gets Snapdragon 7 Gen 1

OPPO updates its Reno series in China with the unveiling of the Reno8 series. The Reno8 Pro is particularly special, as it debuts Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. All three models come with AMOLED displays, 4500mAh batteries with 80w wired charging, and ColorOS 12 out of the box. The Reno8 Pro+ gets a Dimensity 8100-Max […]