Phones sporting Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (SM8450) Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (SM8450) were only a few days out the gate and discussions have already begun of phones sporting the fastest chipset; it’s the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1plus (SM8475). Lenovo Halo Snapdragon. The renowned leaker Evan Blass details the Lenovo “Halo,” the first phone to utilize the latest processor.
There are reports that Qualcomm plans to move some of the 8 Generation 1 manufacturing into TSMC, which will be a mid-season upgrade of the current processor. It is interesting to see how you can see how the Density 9000 outperformed its predecessor Snapdragon as well as the Exynos 2200 in Geekbench; even though it uses the same CPU hardware is a promising performance improvement over the early 2022 flagships.
Be aware of this: the “Halo” is not the successor to the Legion Duel 2 (that one’s codename is “Diablo”). It does have all the characteristics of a gaming device, but it’s not a gaming phone. Apart from the more powerful chip that it comes with, it’ll have a high-speed display and a substantial fast-charging battery, and nothing in the photography department.
This 6.67″ 10.80p+ LCD is said to be P-OLED panels (i.e., directly from LG) with a 144 Hz refresh speed and 300 Hz rate of touch sampling. Take note of the selfie camera with a punch hole (with 16 MP of resolution). This is a side-facing pop-up camera similar to the Legions and suggests that it might be sold as a standard flagship phone instead of a gaming phone.
In any case, it appears that this Lenovo “Halo” will have the primary camera of 50 MP at the back, 13MP ultra-wide, and 2 MP camera that is helping. It’s Legion Duel 2 and 2 Pro comes with a 64-megapixel primary camera (with the vast 1/1.32″ sensor) and a 16-megapixel ultra-wide. So the “Halo” will not be primarily focused on cameras. However, the minimalist design indicates that it isn’t a gaming device.
It’ll be less than 8 millimeters in thickness with a battery capacity of 5,000 mAh (for comparison, it is estimated that the Duel 2 Pro and 2 Pro are 9.9 millimeters thick, with 5500 mAh batteries). The power of charging is described as 68W. However, this may differ between Chinese and global versions.
Its Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ chip will be coupled with 8/12/16GB of DDR5 RAM and 128/256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage (it could be surprising that there’s not the option of 512 GB).
The cost of Lenovo’s “Halo” is anyone’s estimate at the moment since the phone won’t be revealed until Q3, which is a full year from now. Lenovo Halo Snapdragon.