Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 on phone

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  • OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo, and many others have confirmed their upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 phones.
  • The Xiaomi 13 and OnePlus 11 could be the first to launch with the chips.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has been out just a few days, and while Qualcomm confirmed a list of brands that’ll adopt the new flagship chip, OEMs are in a race to launch the first devices with it. To that end, both OnePlus and Xiaomi are claiming they’ll be first to market with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 phone.

The Xiaomi 13 series is expected to launch sometime next month. The company posted on the Chinese social media platform Weibo a few days back, saying the 13 series will be the first to come equipped with the second-gen Snapdragon 8 mobile platform.

Meanwhile, OnePlus has also confirmed that the OnePlus 11 will house the new silicon. Interestingly, the Oppo-led company claims its flagship will be the one to debut the chip, not Xiaomi’s.

Xiaomi and OnePlus aren’t the only phone makers who’ve confirmed Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 phones.

Motorola has said that the upcoming X40 flagship (likely to be named something else globally) will feature the new processor. Oppo has also confirmed that the next Find X flagship, likely the Oppo Find X6, will be a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 phone. The IQOO 11 will also get the chip, and so will the Red Magic 8 Pro.

While it hardly matters who gets there first, confirmations from all these companies suggest that we could see at least a few next-gen flagships before the year comes to an end.

If the likes of Xiaomi 13 or OnePlus 11 launch in December, their availability would be restricted to China. You can only expect the phones to hit global markets early next year.

Of course, we already know that the Samsung Galaxy S23 series will also land with the latest Qualcomm chip.  Samsung hasn’t put out a confirmation, but Qualcomm previously said that the upcoming Samsung phones will exclusively use its flagship SoC in 2023.