Samsung Galaxy S22 to iQoo 9 Pro: All the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 phones you can buy in India right now

Performance is one of the most important aspects of smartphones for many, and whether it’s heavy editing apps or resource-intensive games, the best chip for pure performance right now is Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Here is a list of all the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 phones that have been launched in India so far, as well as those that are expected to launch in the near future.

Phones launched with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

Samsung Galaxy S22 Series

The Samsung Galaxy S series is known for featuring the brand’s own Exynos chipsets in markets like India. However, this has changed this year as the Galaxy S22 series is now coming to India with Qualcomm chips, specifically the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The series includes three phones from the vanilla Galaxy S22, to the Galaxy S22+ and the S22 Ultra which is now comes with its own S-Pen. The phones are not yet on sale, but you can pre-book them on the Samsung India website. The Galaxy S22 series starts at Rs 72,999, while the Galaxy S22+ starts at Rs 84,999 and the Galaxy S22 Ultra starts at Rs 1,09,000.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 series is coming to India with a Snapdragon chip this year. (Image source: Samsung)

iQOO 9 Pro

iQOO recently launched three new performance-focused phones with the iQOO 9 series. The iQOO 9 Pro in the series is powered by Snapdragon 8 gen 1 and comes with comprehensive flagship specs including premium design, good 120W cameras with fast charging and a large 2K curved 3D display. The iQOO 9 Pro also comes in two colors and two storage variants. While an 8GB variant is priced at Rs 64,990, a 12GB variant is priced at Rs 69,990.

iQOO 9 pro The iQOO 9 Pro starts at Rs 64,990. (Photo Express)

Motorola Edge 30 Pro

Motorola also launched the Motorola Edge 30 Pro in India earlier this week and the phone not only features the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 but is also one of the most affordable phones with the chip on this list. Starting at Rs 49,999, the Edge 30 Pro features a 6.7-inch OLED display, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, 13 5G bands and a 50MP triple camera on the back with a 60MP front camera. It also launches with Android 12 and two years of software updates.

Motorola edge 30 pro The Motorola Edge 30 Pro is currently the most affordable Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 phone in India. (Image source: Motorola)

Phones coming with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

OnePlus 10 series

OnePlus is expected to launch the OnePlus 10 series in India soon and the OnePlus 10 Pro in particular is expected to feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip with a 6.67-inch QHD+ OLED panel, up to 12GB RAM and 128GB UFS storage 3.1 as well as the 48 MP main camera on the back, along with a 50 MP ultra-wide camera and an 8 MP telephoto camera. There’s also a 5,000mAh battery with built-in 80W fast charging.

Oppo Find X5 Pro

The Oppo Find X5 Pro was also announced globally earlier this week and may launch in India in the near future. Along with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, the phone also comes with a 6.7-inch AMOLED display, IP68 water and dust resistance, and Android 12-based ColorOS 12 out of the box. There’s also a 5,000mAh battery and a 50MP triple camera setup developed in partnership with Hasselblad. A Marisilicon X chip in the phone also helps it capture better high-resolution night videos.

Realme GT 2 Pro

Another phone launched in the global market which has not yet arrived in India is the Realme GT 2 Pro. The phone features the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip along with a 6.7-inch Samsung E4 2K AMOLED panel, up to 12GB RAM and 512GB storage, 5,000mAh battery with 65W fast charging and a 50 MP triple camera setup. The Realme GT 2 Pro will be available in four color variants including Paper White, Paper Green, Steel Black and Titanium Blue and will launch with Realme UI 3.0 based on Android 12 out of the box.

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