Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC was introduced in October 2023 and the Xiaomi 14 series was the first phone to feature this flagship chipset with a peak clock speed of 3.3GHz. The company’s next-generation chipset – the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 – is expected to launch in the last quarter of 2024. According to a new leak, Xiaomi will once again be the first smartphone maker to launch a phone powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 SoC. Xiaomi 15 and Xiaomi 15 Pro could be the first devices to use the new chipset.

Tipster Yogesh Brar (@heyitsyogesh) at X (formerly Twitter) claims that Xiaomi will be the first brand to introduce phones powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 processor. The Chinese smartphone brand has “exclusive first launch rights” to the new chipset and the Xiaomi 15 and Xiaomi 15 Pro will be the first smartphones to arrive with next-generation mobile platform, says Brar. OnePlus 13 and iQoo 13 could be the next two phones to launch with Snapdragon 8 Gen 4.

The Xiaomi 14 series was the first to receive the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip after it was introduced by Qualcomm last year. The Xiaomi 15 flagships are also expected to be unveiled in China before being launched in global markets. Based on the Xiaomi 14 series, we can speculate that these phones could be launched soon after the launch of this year’s flagship processor.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 SoC is expected to be designed using TSMC’s 3nm manufacturing process. It may feature a custom Oryon processor and Qualcomm’s FastConnect 7900 connectivity system. It is also expected to arrive on other flagship phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S25 series and the Asus Zenfone 11.

Xiaomi 14 and Xiaomi 14 Pro were launched in China in October 2023. Xiaomi 14 is priced at Rs. 69,999 for the 12GB + 512GB variant in India, while the Xiaomi 14 Ultra was launched at Rs. 99,999 in the country.

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