Snapdragon 8 Gen 1: The premium Android mobile platform of choice

March 21, 2022

When the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform launched at Snapdragon Tech Summit 2021, it marked the beginning of a new era of mobile technology. With our flagship mobile platform, your devices can deliver the premium experiences you deserve.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is the world’s most advanced mobile platform and the premium platform of choice for Android users. It’s designed to deliver an industry-leading suite of capabilities, including unmatched camera and sound performance, AI-enhanced experiences, desktop-level gaming features, and vault-like security.

Across all tiers, Snapdragon technology drives premium mobile experiences. We’re working closely with a wide range of manufacturers to create customized solutions that utilize our leading technology for power, performance, and connectivity (both 5G and Wi-Fi 6/6E).

Packed with technologies designed to deliver premium experiences

When it comes to the mobile industry, one platform is becoming synonymous with setting the standard for premium experiences: Snapdragon 8. The 7th gen Qualcomm AI Engine is our fastest available — up to 4x faster than the previous generation — and it’s the first mobile platform to bring CD lossless audio with Snapdragon Sound technology. Snapdragon Sight technology puts a professional-grade camera in your pocket, giving your images unparalleled sharpness and clarity. Snapdragon 8 was also the first mobile platform to include 8K HDR video capture, transforming amateur cinematographers into professionals.

Combine all these features with support for all-day battery life, and it’s easy to see why demand is exploding for Snapdragon. We’re incredibly proud of the industry’s response to Snapdragon 8 Gen 1: The platform was recently awarded the Innovative Breakthrough in Mobile Technology Award at the GTI Awards 2022 for not only its innovation, but also its sustainability, impacts on technology, and industry potential.

Already powering many top Android phones around the world in 2022

With Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, we’re already seeing amazing momentum and adoption in the industry. Since its November 2021 launch, there have been 24 flagship devices announced. The platform is powering the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy Tab S8, the Xiaomi Mi 12 Series, and the new Motorola Edge series. You’ll also find Snapdragon 8 in the Honor Magic 4 and Honor Magic V Fold, Lenovo Duel, Nubia Red Magic 7 Pro, Redmi K50 Gaming Pro, and many others.

We’re proud to be recognized by industry analyst firms such as IDC[1] and Counterpoint Research for being the global leader in premium Android smartphone SoC share in 2021.

Snapdragon technology has a proven track record of providing the best premium Android experiences across a majority of Android OEMs, and we’re proud to see that legacy strengthen as it continues. With Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the new era of mobile platforms is here — and the premium experiences you deserve are in the palm of your hand.

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