Qualcomm has an event on 20 May, likely for the launch of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ and Snapdragon 7 Gen 1

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We had received two different predictions regarding the launch of the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ chipset, with one mentioning that it'll launch in H2 2022 while the other one claims that the smartphones with the chip are arriving next month. Now, we might be able to confirm that the latter is likely to happen as Qualcomm has announced an event on 20 May.

Besides the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+, the company could also introduce the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 at the same stage. However, all eyes would still be on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+, bringing improvement over the last flagship chip. If you still have no idea, this new chip is manufactured by TSMC rather than Samsung, and it's expected to offer better thermals than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

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Regarding the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, the chip will be based on a 4nm process. If the rumours had been accurate, the OPPO Reno8 launching on 23 May would be the first to have it. For now, not much is known about the mid-range chip, but we'll find out soon in just a few days.

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