Why is it better to wait before buying an Android smartphone

Buying a new smartphone is not random, especially if the announcements are likely to shake the market. We explain to you why it is worth waiting a little while before changing your smartphone.

Do you want to change your smartphone? This may not be the best time to do it. If multiple elements can cause your equipment to change prematurely (damage, theft, loss, etc.), you can change the dairy or opt for a more efficient model. In this article, we explain to you why the wait is worthwhile… unless you find a very good deal.

The new Snapdragon chips are a game changer

You can’t forget it, Qualcomm recently introduced new SoCs for smartphones. The most expected is Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 to come, logically, to take the place of the current Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Qualcomm was once again surprised about the name of its “refresh” chip, but this is not the only advantage of this chip being stamped “+”.

Qualcomm promises the remarkable improvements this year that are needed Forget the problems with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Powerfully, this SoC has equipped many high-end or premium smartphones since the beginning of the year. Many of these models have passed our hands and one of the problems with the main Android devices released in 2022 is their tendency to heat. This varies from model to model depending on the manufacturers ’options, but this error is likely to cause performance or battery life issues.

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Models aimed at the highest performance struggle to stay cool ; others seem to be somewhat restrained to avoid overheating. However, smartphones don’t like the heat and it’s this point that the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 hopes to stand out. The premium chip retains most of the features of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, however promises the best in terms of performance and especially autonomy.e. True to form, Qualcomm took advantage of the arrival of a “+” chip to announce a 10% increase in performance and 30% higher energy efficiency compared to the previous generation.

Less heating and more autonomy

This last element is probably the most interesting, because it has a very visible effect of autonomye. In fact, Qualcomm ensures that users will be able to watch 80 minutes of additional streaming videos, or browse social networks for an additional 50 minutes. As for the phone call, autonomy will increase by more than 5 hours while audio playback will increase to 5 pm Interesting numbers owe Qualcomm to its optimizations, but not only that.

To improve its SoC, Qualcomm decided to abandon Samsung in favor of TSMC. Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 remains engraved at 4 nmbut the Taiwanese firm’s carving is more effective than its South Korean counterpart.

As you can understand, the new SoC dedicated to high-end smartphones from Qualcomm brings some interesting advances. In addition, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 will come from the third quarter of 2022 on many smartphones, or in the course of summer. Many manufacturers have come forward.

The first smartphones will arrive this summer

Even before the announcement, we can expect the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 to equip a good portion of high-end terminals in the second half of the year. This was confirmed by Qualcomm many builders plans to use this chip. We noticed in particular the presence of Asus for the ROG, Black Shark, Honor, Motorola, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Redmi, Vivo or Xiaomi range.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
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Shortly after the presentation, brands express themselves. We have compiled the list of the first smartphones to be equipped with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. We can see, for example, the Realme GT Master Explorer Edition and the Asus ROG Phone 6, as well as future models from Xiaomi or OnePlus. As for the latter, it’s the OnePlus 10 Ultra.

Motorola has also decided to position itself by announcing the presence of Qualcomm’s latest SoC in the Razr 3. The Lenovo brand is also likely to integrate this chip into its upcoming premium smartphone, the Frontier.

Shall we really wait?

As it is and unless you need to change your phone, it may be related to the buyer. to wait for this new generation of smartphones. If Qualcomm’s promises are confirmed, we could see more efficient and robust smartphones. They will also benefit from the latest innovations in the sector, this SoC being intended for high-end models.

If there is disappointment, devices launched earlier in the year may remain a safe bet. In addition, the prices may start to decline and it is possible to make good deals. This point should not be forgotten and made possible strengthening the quality-price ratio in some models.

What if my budget is tight?

Finally, it’s possible that smartphones with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 will exceed your budget. In this case, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 convince you by performing more accessible models. Always carved out by Samsung, it also brings about innovations and emphasizes security.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
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This is the first SoC of its class to be validated by the Trust Management Engine and certified with Android Ready SE (Secure Elements). A neat technical sheet for a chip that should make its debut even before the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. We’re waiting for it before June 30 by Xiaomi, Oppo or Honor.

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