Bad news for 2022 Android flagships! Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 reportedly gets ‘very hot’ in extreme tests

About a week ago, Qualcomm unveiled its latest flagship SOC, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset for 2022 flagship smartphones at the Snapdragon Tech Summit. The new processor is made on the industry-leading 4nm process technology and is powered by the ARMv9 architecture. The new chipset also appears to be over 10 percent faster compared to its predecessor, the Snapdragon 888, in single- and multi-core performance. Also thanks to its new architecture, in theory, it always sounded like the chipset won't have the identical overheating issues that the Snapdragon 888 did. However, consistent with reliable tipster Ice Universe, that won’t be the case, a minimum of on Moto Edge X30.

In a tweet, the tipster suggests that the overheating problems in Qualcomm flagship chipsets haven't gone away. He said the “extreme test of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is extremely hot” in Moto phones, bearing on the recently launched Moto Edge X30. This basically means the chipset may need produced some extreme thermal throttling issues, raising concerns regarding the chipset’s heating issues.

Motorola Moto Edge X30 is that the first smartphone to launch with the most recent Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. the newest thermal throttling issues on the chipset also casts doubt on the long run of other smartphones which are scheduled to launch with the processor over the following few months. Both Snapdragon 888 and its overclocked version, the Snapdragon 888+, are made on the 5nm fabrication process and run quite hot. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC is manufactured on a smaller 4nm node, which implies that everything inside the chipset has shrunk a little bit more. Eventually, this doesn’t help with the cooling if we run high intensive tasks thereon, including long hours of gaming or recording, a minimum of without optimizations.

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