The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip unveiled at Qualcomm’s ongoing Snapdragon Tech Summit will launch several flagship Android devices next year. Realme has already confirmed that its GT 2 Pro will have the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip at the helm, and now the founder and CEO of Xiaomi, Mr. Lei Jun also confirmed the use of Qualcomm’s newly announced premium chip on the Xiaomi 12 phone.
Jun did not reveal anything about the Xiaomi 12 but said that the Xiaomi 12 series “will be the first smartphones in the world” to have a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC under the hood.
The CEO also did not reveal the launch date of the Xiaomi 12 series, but it is rumored that the smartphone will debut on December 12. Although we have not yet received any confirmation of this, the company’s official Twitter account posted a short video, saying that mass production of the Xiaomi 12 has begun and is “coming soon”.
While Mr. Jun says the Xiaomi 12 series will be the first in the world to be powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, this may not be the case since Motorola announced a December 9 event to unveil the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Edge X30 unless Xiaomi is already preparing to unveil the Xiaomi 12 before next Thursday.
OnePlus, Oppo and iQOO have also confirmed that they will launch smartphones with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 without going into details. Nubia has announced that it will use a new premium chipset in its Z series, while ZTE has announced that it will launch the Axon series smartphone with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 next year.