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Snapdragon 8 Gen 2: Every smartphone set to use Qualcomm’s new flagship chip



Samsung Galaxy S24 series chipset

Qualcomm introduced its next-generation flagship smartphone chip – Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in mid-November 2022. It features Qualcomm’s latest and most powerful technologies including smarter image processing, Qualcomm’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine, accelerated performance, Wi-Fi 7, and more.

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Following the launch, several OEMs started releasing information about upcoming smartphones that will be powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Soc. Several models are on the list but the Vivo X90 Pro Plus smartphone becomes the first to use this chip.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC

Let’s see which Android smartphones will be launched soon with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip.

Xiaomi 13 

  • Launch: December 2022 [China]
  • Models: Xiaomi 13, Xiaomi 13 Pro

Motorola Moto X40

  • Launch: Not confirmed
  • Models: Moto X40

Vivo X90

  • Launched: November 22, 2022 [China]
  • Models: Vivo X90 Pro+

iQOO 11

  • Launch: December 2022
  • Models: iQOO 11 and iQOO 11 Pro

OnePlus 11 

  • Launch: Q1 2023
  • Models: OnePlus 11 and 11 Pro

Realme GT 3

  • Launch: Not known yet
  • Models: Realme GT 3 Pro

Oppo Find X6

  • Launch: Q1 2023
  • Models: OPPO Find X6 and Find X6 Pro

RedMagic 8 

  • Launch: December 2022
  • Models: RedMagic 8 Pro

Samsung Galaxy S23 [Expected]

All the above models are reportedly powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile has a new modem designed for optimal performance from 5G networks and supports Wi-Fi 7 and gets smarter image processing.

It includes a prime core based on the Arm Cortex-X3 clocked at 3.2GHz. It carries four performance cores clocked at 2.8GHz (one more than last year) and three efficiency cores clocked at 2.0GHz – all between 200 and 300MHz faster than last year’s hardware. Read more here…

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Huawei’s 2024 Samsung Z Flip rival launches with quad camera, tiny cover screen



Huawei Samsung Flip rival 2024

Samsung is currently the ruler in the foldable phone market and is also preparing new foldable models to cater to the needs of a diverse range of users, therefore, Huawei already entered the ground with its new clamshell device to rival the 2024 Galaxy Z Flip.

The most awaited Huawei Pocket 2 is finally launched with an improved main display, increased cover display, better rear cameras, and stylish design. But even after adopting some upgrades, Huawei could not beat the glory of Galaxy Flip, as they are better than anything.

Yet, there is one aspect in which Huawei Pocket 2 could rival the 2024 Samsung Z Flip, is the quad camera setup. Yes, the newly arrived folding phone from Huawei offers an XMAGE quad camera setup that consists of a 50MP primary sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide, an 8MP telephoto, and 3x optical zoom.

Whereas, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 is expected to come with the same dual camera setup consisting of a 50MP main and ultrawide lens. Even though, the camera quality of Samsung’s upcoming clamshell device may beat, the immense-looking quad camera module and could win the hearts of users.

Moving ahead, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 is currently the latest clamshell model of Samsung and it is also said to be the best invention of 2023. The device comes with a large 3.4-inch cover display, while the Pocket 2 only features a 1.15-inch cover panel making it less functional for users.

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However, the other key details of Huawei Pocket 2 include a 6.94-inch LTPO OLED panel, a Kirin 9000S processor, a 4,520mAh battery with 66W wired fast charging, 40W wireless fast charging, and 7.5W wireless reverse charging, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.2, USB Type C, NFC support and more.

Huawei Samsung Flip rival 2024

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Pixel Fold 2 leaks in renders, showing ultra thin design



Google is reportedly working on a second-generation foldable smartphone, the Pixel Fold 2, which could launch later this year. The device has been leaked several times, revealing some of its key features and design. Now, the Pixel Fold 2’s CAD renders appear online, which show a bigger and better display than its predecessor

According to @OnLeaks (collab with SmartPrix), the Pixel Fold 2 will sport a 7.9-inch inner display with smaller and uniform bezels and an under-display selfie camera. The outer display will also be larger, measuring 6.4 inches. Both displays will have rounded corners, giving the device a sleeker look.

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Pixel Fold 2 renders

On the back, the Pixel Fold 2 features a rectangular camera bump, housing four lenses and a flash. It will be thinner and lighter than the Pixel Fold, despite having a bigger size. The device reportedly measures 155.2 x 77.1 x 10.54mm when folded, making it one of the thinnest foldable smartphones on the market.

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Following Galaxy S24, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 could be next to ship with 7 Android upgrades and Galaxy AI 



Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5

Samsung shipped the Galaxy S24 series with 7 years of Android upgrades, and now it seems that the upcoming foldable phones including Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6 could be the next devices to come with this significant update support and Galaxy AI features.

According to the information, a tipster @TheGalox_ shared some key details of Galaxy Z Flip 6, which suggest that the smartphone will boast a 4000mah battery, a bigger cover display of 3.9 inches, and an upgraded dual camera setup consisting of 50MP and 12MP sensors.

The clamshell device will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, a bigger cooling system, and an improved hinge and internal layout for an optimized experience. In addition, the smartphone will be thinner and lighter having a stronger glass and inner display as compared to its predecessor.

Moving on, the Galaxy Z Flip 6 is also tipped to support 7 years of Android upgrades and might be equipped with Galaxy AI features, therefore, this is what makes the sixth-generation clamshell device different from the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5.

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Thus, users can expect the Galaxy Z Flip 6 smartphone to come with various upgraded software and hardware capabilities. Consequently, the Korean tech giant is expected to launch its next generation of foldable phones at the Galaxy Unpacked event in July 2024.

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