In the second half of this year, the Xiaomi company will release several flagships with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 processor on board both with the Xiaomi brand and with Redmi. Between the two, Xiaomi will be the first to release its flagship with the new chipset, or the next 12 Ultra which should arrive in July.
Redmi with Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 coming in August (leak)
As for the Redmi-branded top of the range with Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 chip, today the well-known Chinese leakster Digital Chat Station gave the news that the future Redmi flagship will be launched after the Xiaomi 12 Ultra, which should mean that the smartphone is not will be released before August.
This new Redmi device is expected to bring a slight upgrade within the K50 series. As we know, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 chip that we will find on board the smartphone uses a 4nm manufacturing process from TSMC. Compared to Samsung's 4nm manufacturing process, TSMC's 4nm process has a higher rate of return and better control of power consumption.
In particular, the maximum clock rate of the Cortex-X2 super core of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 CPU has been increased to 3,2 GHz. While performance has improved, the Snapdragon 8+'s power consumption has also been significantly optimized. Officially, the CPU power consumption is reduced by about 30% compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 and the GPU power consumption is reduced by up to 30%. The overall power consumption of the chipset has been reduced by about 15% compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen1.
Clearly the Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 will be the most powerful 5G chip in the Android field, while knowing the Redmi brand, its next flagship will likely be one of the cheapest in its category.