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Qualcomm has announced the familiar mid-cycle refresh of its flagship mobile chipset. 2022’s Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 promises 10% clock speed improvements and, perhaps more importantly, power efficiency improvements ranging from 15 to 30% over its current flagship chip. If these promises hold up in consumer devices, Qualcomm’s latest Plus model will be a notable step up from this year’s so-so Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

We spent hands-on time with a Qualcomm reference smartphone at an event in San Diego recently. Asus has also kindly provided a ROG SM8475 engineering device to test, which the company says gives a pretty good early representation of how the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 benchmarks versus its predecessor. Combined, this benchmarking setup provides us with a unique look at how Qualcomm’s numbers stack up against what we’re likely to see in commercial devices. But before that, let’s dive into the numbers we grabbed in San Diego.

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