June 29, 2022

What you need to know

  • Qualcomm China posted a teaser for a new Snapdragon announcement on May 20.
  • The company is expected to launch the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 refresh.
  • Qualcomm could also launch the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset at the event.

About six months since the launch of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, Qualcomm appears to be gearing up to introduce its refresher, according to a teaser posted by the company on Monday.

9to5Google spotted the post on Weibo, with Qualcomm China confirming that a “new Snapdragon mobile platform” will be announced on May 20. Previous rumors indicated that we could see the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ chip in early May when the Qualcomm 5G Summit took place. However, the event came and went with no such announcement, with the company focusing on 5G and the latest capabilities of its Snapdragon X70 modem.