Xiaomi is among those smartphone vendors that are going to uncover multiple smartphones with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip in the second half of the year. When saying this, we mean both Xiaomi and its sub-brand, Redmi. And we shouldn’t rule out the possibility that POCO will join the race as well. Anyway, we know that Xiaomi has already prepared at least two models in face of the Xiaomi 12 Ultra and the Xiaomi 12S. The former will be a very powerful camera phone, while we still do not know what positioning the latter will have. They are scheduled to come in July. So what about the Redmi phone?

Redmi flagship

As for the Redmi Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 flagship, a Weibo tipster said that Redmi will launch its own model much later than the Xiaomi 12 Ultra. Thus, it won’t see light until August. This phone should be a small iteration of the K50 series. Due to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 chip, it will provide better performance than other models in the lineup.

Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Parameters

As you know, the chip adopts TSMC’s 4nm process. Compared with Samsung’s 4nm process, TSMC’s 4nm process has a higher yield rate and better power consumption control. Specifically, the maximum frequency of the Cortex-X2 super core of the Snapdragon 8+ CPU has been increased to 3.2GHz.

While the performance is improved, the power consumption of the Snapdragon 8+ has also been greatly optimized. Officially, the CPU power consumption is reduced by about 30% compared with the Snapdragon 8, and the GPU power consumption is reduced by up to 30%.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 performance

The overall power consumption of the platform is reduced by about 15% compared with the Snapdragon 8.

Once come, it will be the most powerful 5G chip in the Android camp. The new Redmi Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 will be the king of the new generation of cost-effectiveness.


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