Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 8 Generation 3 at the chipmaker’s annual Snapdragon Summit event on Tuesday. Flagship Android smartphones from various manufacturers are expected to debut in the coming weeks and months and will be powered by this new chip. The first phone to be launched with the Snapdragon 8 Generation 3 chip will be the Xiaomi 14 on October 26. Manufacturers such as Asus, Honor, iQoo, Meizu, Nio, Nubia, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Redmi, Red Magic, Sony, Vivo, Xiaomi, and ZTE will release smartphones equipped with the new chip.
The Xiaomi 14, the next flagship smartphone from Xiaomi, will be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Generation 3 chip and will be launched on October 26 in China. However, the company has not yet announced the launch of the Xiaomi 14 in other markets, including India.
iQoo has scheduled a launch event on November 7 in China where they will unveil the iQoo 12, confirmed to be equipped with Qualcomm’s latest flagship chip. Vivo and Realme have also confirmed that they will release smartphones powered by the Snapdragon 8 Generation 3 SoC.
OnePlus and Oppo will also launch phones with the new Snapdragon chip. The next handset from OnePlus is expected to be called the OnePlus 12, but the company has not announced the launch date yet. On the other hand, the Oppo Find X7 Pro is expected to be the first smartphone from Oppo to feature the Snapdragon 8 Generation 3 chip.
The Redmi K70 will be the first smartphone from Redmi to be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Generation 3 SoC. However, there is no official launch date for the handset at the time of publishing this article. ZTE has confirmed that upcoming phones from Nubia and Red Magic will also be equipped with the flagship Snapdragon chipset.
Other smartphone manufacturers such as Honor, Asus, Sony, and Motorola have also confirmed that their upcoming flagship phones will feature the Snapdragon 8 Generation 3 chip, although they have not revealed the names of the handsets. We can expect more smartphone makers to announce their plans to launch handsets powered by the new Snapdragon chip in the coming days and weeks.
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