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Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1: A new AnTuTu post demonstrates what the new flagship SoC can do with top-end Android smartphone specs

The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 makes its debut. (Source: Qualcomm)
The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 makes its debut. (Source: Qualcomm)
The Snapdragon 8 Plus (or 8+) Gen 1 chipset has just launched in conjunction with initial benchmarks purporting to establish the potential for seven-figure AnTuTu scores in the newly refreshed flagship. However, according to a new set of results, it can go even further than that, easily cracking 1.1 million in combination with Android 12 and some of the best RAM, storage and display specs available.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 has smashed records since its release, with the new-found ability to exceed 1 million in terms of AnTuTu Benchmark scores. In launching its mid-year refresh, the 8+ Gen 1, Qualcomm purported to demonstrate that a reference device powered by the updated chipset could do at least as well. Now, however, the AnTuTu group itself claims to have established that the SoC can go even further in the presence of additional flagship specs to match.

They entail 18GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage, which, according to AnTuTu's latest Weibo post, nets the 8+ Gen 1 a groundbreaking score of no less than 1,118,161. Just over 226,000 of these points were attributed to the CPU itself, with the Adreno 730 GPU contributing nearly 470,000 more. Its LPDDR5 and UFS 3.1 components added nearly 195,000 points, with the UX supplying the rest.

On that note, the device in question (which remained unnamed, although it could well be or equate to an Asus ROG Phone 6, a particularly premium Xiaomi 12T Pro or even a Motorola 'Frontier 22') reportedly had a display with a 120Hz refresh rate and ran Android 12.

Therefore, consumers just might be able to expect similar performance from a new unit of an upcoming flagship of this configuration, especially if it launches with Android 13 out of the box. On the other hand, as AnTuTu points out in its discussion of these new results, any changes in the 8+ Gen 1's power-efficency and thermal management might be what makes the difference in terms of real-world use.

New 8+ Gen 1 benchmarking scores are in. (Source: AnTuTu via Weibo)
New 8+ Gen 1 benchmarking scores are in. (Source: AnTuTu via Weibo)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-05-22 (Update: 2022-05-22)