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Here's when the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will launch

The date is a lot sooner than expected, too.

Published onJuly 19, 2022

Qualcomm logo centered MWC 2022
Eric Zeman / Android Authority
  • Qualcomm has set a date for the presumed launch of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
  • The company will hold its annual event from November 15 to November 17.
  • This is earlier than usual for Qualcomm.

Like clockwork, Qualcomm launches its next-generation flagship mobile processor at the end of the year. Usually happening in December — and usually in Hawaii — the company closes out the year by announcing the flagship SoC of the next.

Today, Qualcomm confirmed the Hawaiian event’s dates: November 15 through November 17, 2022. Presumably, this is when the company will launch the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor.

Of course, Qualcomm hasn’t officially confirmed that. In fact, it hasn’t even been officially confirmed the processor would be called the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. However, considering the company made a big to-do about switching up the naming scheme last year, we doubt Qualcomm will change things up significantly this year.

See also: Why are Apple’s chips faster than Qualcomm’s?

Also, Qualcomm always uses the Hawaii event to launch the latest SoC, so it’s a bygone conclusion we’ll see the 8 Gen 2 somewhere within those November dates.

As you know, November is earlier than December. It’s possible Qualcomm is having this event a few weeks early this year to compensate for supply chain issues. It’s unclear why this event isn’t in December, but it’s not likely to make too much of a difference.

You can expect a ton of phones to launch with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 when it does land. Notably, the Galaxy S23 series should be the first globally available phones with the SoC.

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