The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen chipset has just released. The flagship platform, which is constructed using a 4nm technology, clearly emphasizes breakthroughs in AI, gaming, audio, and cameras.
The important numbers are that Gen 3 is 30% quicker and 20% more efficient than Gen 2. The Cortex-X4 prime core, five performance cores clocked up to 3.2 GHz, and two efficiency cores clocked up to 2.3 GHz are the three fastest cores of the eight-core CPU. Up to 24 GB and 4800 MHz of LPDDR5x memory are supported. The chip supports 802.11be, 802.11ax, 80211ac, and 80211a/bg/n for Wi-Fi 7 up to 6 GHz. The chip includes the X75 5G modem with mmWave and sub-6 GHz antennas.
In the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, AI is the primary feature. The AI Engine is where it all begins, supporting popular big language models for voice recognition as well as multi-modal generative AI models. The chip can process up to 20 tokens per second for prompt AI assistant answers. According to Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 has the fastest steady diffusion in the world, which can produce a picture in a split second.
In order to provide superior AI assistant replies, Qualcomm Sensing Hug securely accesses your personal information such as preferred activities, fitness status, and location.
AI also improves camera capabilities. Real-time semantic segmentation can improve the color and detail of photos, and night vision video can illuminate a gloomy setting. Vlogger’s View, which can record video from both your selfie and back camera, is an object remover for films that may get rid of unpleasant items or people. In addition to HDR, Photo Expansion uses generative AI to expand images beyond the data that was originally acquired.
Featuring 240 fps capability and 240 Hz screens, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 can enable “console-defying” gameplay. Adreno Frame Motion Engine 2.0 can produce frames for a more fluid playback, and it supports Unreal Engine 5.2.
The GPU of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is 40% more efficient, 25% quicker, and 25% faster at Ray Tracing.
The new chip’s ability to provide 24-bit, 96-kHz lossless music via Bluetooth will please audiophiles.
In the upcoming weeks, new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3-powered smartphones will be made available, according to Qualcomm. Asus, Honor, iQOO, Meizu, Nio, Nubia, OnePlus, Oppo, realme, Redmi, RedMagic, Sony, Vivo, Xiaomi, and ZTE are among the companies with which the chipmaker has cooperated.