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Oppo’s upcoming flagship device will be powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC


OPPO has announced that its upcoming flagship smartphone will be among the first to be powered by the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 mobile platform. 

The company made this revelation at the Snapdragon Tech Summit saying it plans to make this phone available in the first quarter of 2022. 

OPPO says it will continue to collaborate with Qualcomm Technologies in accelerating the development of 5G and exploring the future of smartphone innovations.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 features the Snapdragon X65 5G modem and is developed on a 4nm manufacturing node. It also features the world’s fastest AI Engine as well as the world’s first 10 Gigabit 5G modem-RF system.

“OPPO maintains close ties with Qualcomm Technologies, and we have brought several 5G smartphones powered by flagship Snapdragon mobile platforms to the market this year, including the Find X3 series and Reno6 series. It is our pleasure to witness the launch of a new generation of Snapdragon 8 Mobile Platform. We believe it will bring immense improvements and powerful performance on the next generation of flagship smartphones.” Scott Zhang, OPPO Vice President of Overseas Sales, said. 

OPPO does not however disclose the name of the flagship but leaks suggest it could be a device in the Find X series. 

For years, OPPO says it has always been committed to research and development from a more human-centric perspective, considering that its brand mission is “Technology for mankind, kindness for the world.” For example, OPPO’s proprietary Full-Path Color Management System on Find X3 Series not only improves the overall display performance, but also provides the Color Vision Enhancement function for people with color deficiency; thus, bringing breathtaking graphics to users around the world.

Since the commercialization of 5G network, its popularity has been rapidly gaining momentum around the world. OPPO, as the world’s fourth-largest smartphone brand, says it continues to collaborate with Qualcomm Technologies and other industry collaborators to promote the construction of 5G SA network and accelerate the commercialization of 5G across the globe. Specifically, OPPO was the first company to use a Snapdragon mobile platform to commercialize SA network in Europe in April 2021. 

As of today, OPPO has partnered with more than 80 major mobile network operators worldwide, with more than 40 of them joining OPPO to deliver 5G services. These joint initiatives have ushered in significant business development in regional markets such as Europe, Latin America, and South Africa. The success in regional 5G deployments would not have been possible without the collaboration with leading tech partners such as Qualcomm Technologies.

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