Qualcomm has had a busy day today – first it unveiled its latest generation chipset family for wearables, comprised of the Snapdragon W5 and W5+ SoCs a few hours ago.
And now, the company is also revealing the date of its next Snapdragon Summit. This yearly event always takes place in Hawaii, and it will be the same this year. However, it’s generally been held in December, but in 2022 the Summit is going to be a three-day event scheduled for November 15-17.
At the Snapdragon Summit, Qualcomm always unveils its latest and greatest mobile chipset, so this year we shall be treated to the first official sighting of the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Of course, more chips could get outed alongside it too, so it’s going to be a fun middle of November.
While Qualcomm hasn’t specifically mentioned why it moved the Snapdragon Summit to November for 2022, it probably has something to do with the Chinese smartphone market, which has a huge jump in sales for the Chinese New Year. Thus a lot of Chinese companies want to be able to get their new top of the line devices out before that festival – and an earlier announcement of the chip powering them will definitely help with lead times.