Over the past week, not only has Qualcomm announced its next-generation chipset which will power many of the best phones to be released over the course of the next year. Since then, we’ve seen confirmation from the likes Xiaomi, Motorola, and Oppo that their next flagship phones will make use of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. And as expected, OnePlus is the latest company to jump on the train, confirming that the OnePlus 10 will use this chipset.
CEO Pete Lau confirmed as much in a recent post on Weibo, providing the following (translated via Google Translate):
OnePlus’ next generation of new products will be equipped with the first generation of Snapdragon 8 mobile platform!
In the past, OnePlus has always insisted on only being a flagship, which has been recognized by everyone in this regard. Our software and hardware development resources focus on optimization of Snapdragon flagship processors, which enables us to maximize the capabilities of Snapdragon flagship processors.
With the support of the new generation of Snapdragon 8 mobile platform, the next generation of products that are about to meet you will bring users the best performance experience. I will draw 1 from the refueling of retweeting this microblog and send 1 new mobile phone for the next generation, top-level configuration.
The move comes as no surprise, even as the company technically now operates under the Oppo umbrella. To this point, we’ve seen a few rumors and leaks regarding the next OnePlus flagship lineup, as the OnePlus 10 Pro could offer a unique camera design.
What will be interesting to see is how the implementation of ColorOS is received by fans who have not used the updated software experience yet. Chances are we don’t have too much longer to wait, as rumors point to a January announcement with a global availability sometime in March or April following an exclusive launch in China.