Following the launch of Qualcomm’s highly-anticipated Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip recently, a number of device manufacturers likewise announced that they would soon launch new handsets which feature Qualcomm’s hottest new SoC. With that in mind, OPPO assured fans and consumers that it will be launching a phone powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 soon. Pete Lau, OPPO’s Senior Vice President, and Chief Product Officer states:
“Over the past year, OPPO and Qualcomm Technologies have collaborated closely in areas including product innovation, cutting-edge technology development, and empowering ecosystem innovators… Our collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies allows us to redefine the flagship smartphone performance and deliver exceptional experience to users globally.”
At the moment, no specifics regarding OPPO’s upcoming flagship were mentioned, so it might be a bit of time before we get any solid details on the company’s first-ever 8 Gen 3 handset (or until the internet manages to leak it ahead of release). With that said, OPPO regularly uses Qualcomm chips in its flagship phones, as seen on devices like the OPPO Find X6 Pro, the OPPO Find N2 series, and the OPPO Reno10 series. Additionally, the company’s newest Wear OS smartwatch – the OPPO Watch 4 – comes with the Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 Wearable Platform.
Interestingly enough, OPPO has previously worked alongside Qualcomm towards development of Ray Tracing capabilities for mobile devices, via Qualcomm’s proprietary PhysRay Engine 2.0. Ray Tracing is a feature now included in powerful gaming PCs, which allows for better-looking and immersive visual effects during gaming. It’s also supported by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, which means that developers now have the potential to integrate more high-end visuals into their games.
Additionally, OPPO has also collaborated with Qualcomm in developing XR applications as seen with the OPPO MR Glass Developers Edition which runs on the Snapdragon XR2+ Gen 1 Platform. The device is touted by the company as “one of the world’s first mixed reality solutions” that features the Snapdragon Spaces XR Developers Platform.
Going back to the tale of OPPO and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, it should be interesting to see how OPPO’s 2024 flagship plays out, given that several other hardware manufacturers including ASUS, Honor, Sony, Xiaomi, and ZTE to name a few are currently on track to launching their own devices based on Qualcomm’s hardware. Of course, there’s also Samsung which is gearing up for the launch of its galaxy S24 series devices in the coming months.