A couple of smartphone OEMs are working on new flagship phones that will feature the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ chipset. Motorola was the first brand to launch a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 powered smartphone, and now it seems to be aiming to launch the SD8G1+ phone. Lenovo China’s General Manager for the Mobile Phone Business Division has started using a new Motorola phone on Weibo. It could probably be the rumored Motorola Frontier (codename) flagship phone, which is expected to feature the SD8G1+ chip.
As can be seen in the screengrab, Jin is seemingly using a new Motorola phone on his Weibo account. He has been consistently teasing the arrival of the SD8G1+ flagship phone. In March, he gave the first look at Motorola’s first 125W charger, which will reportedly accompany the Frontier flagship.
Hence, the new phone that Jin could be using on Weibo could be the Motorola Frontier. Recently, reliable tipster Digital Chat Station said that Motorola is testing the SD8G1+. It could be the first company to make a smartphone with the new flagship chip.
Leaked information that has surfaced in the past has claimed that Qualcomm may announce the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus chipset by early May. The company may also announce a new 7-series chip, which is tentatively called the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, alongside the SD8G1+. The first phone powered by the SD8G1+ is expected to debut by early June.
The SD8G1+ is said to be an overclocked version of the existing Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. The 4nm chip built by TSMC is expected to include the Cortex X2, Cortex-A710, and Cortex-A510 cores along with the Adreno 730 GPU.