According to the leakster Digital Chat Station on Weibo, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ is postponed for the second half of the year due to the current epidemic situation in China. The new chipset was expected to debut this month.
The leakster mentions that Lenovo and Qualcomm ‘have a good relationship’ suggesting that the new chipset could first power the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra. This is in line with the Motorola Edge X30 (or globally the Edge 30 Pro) being the first device to feature the non-Plus variant at the helm.
Do note that the name “Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+” is only the expected name. Additionally, it is believed to have a boost in GPU performance but shares the same CPU structure as its non-Plus sibling.