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Xiaomi 12 series to come with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip

Xiaomi has announced that its upcoming Xiaomi 12 smartphone will be powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, Qualcomm’s next-generation flagship smartphone processor.

In a tweet, the brand shared a sneak peek of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, which will power its upcoming flagship smartphones. More so, it also claims that the Xiaomi 12 series is the world’s first smartphones equipped with the latest chipset.

However, the official launch date has not been revealed yet.


To recap, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset is manufactured using a 4nm process. In addition, it is equipped with one Cortex-X2 prime core at 3GHz, three Cortex-A710 performance cores at 2.5GHz, and four Cortex-A510 efficiency cores at 1.8GHz.

Qualcomm claims that it offers up to 20% better performance and is up to 30% more power-efficient than Snapdragon 888. It has a new Adreno GPU that is promised to offer 30% faster graphics rendering, in addition to 25% better power efficiency.

Furthermore, the company has also revealed a list of brands to offer Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-powered smartphones and it includes Black Shark, Honor, iQOO, Motorola, Nubia, OnePlus, OPPO, realme, Redmi, SHARP, Sony Corporation, vivo, Xiaomi, and ZTE.

Source: Xiaomi

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