Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset makes its official debut

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset makes its official debut

Today, Qualcomm, one of the top producers of smartphone chipsets, formally unveiled Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the series’ flagship processor for high-end smartphones.

The recently unveiled Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is a follow-up to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor from a year ago and emphasizes greater and more efficient performance, particularly when it comes to activities involving artificial intelligence.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2’s Kryo CPU has five performance cores running at 2.8GHz, four at 2.8GHz, and three at 2.0GHz. One prime core based on the ARM Cortex-X3 is clocked at 3.2GHz. These are 200MHz to 300MHz quicker than the chipset from previous year. According to the manufacturer, the CPU is 40% more power-efficient and 35% quicker than the last version.

It claims that its most recent Adreno GPU offers 25% better performance while using 45% less electricity. Additionally, it gives the Snapdragon platform capabilities for hardware-accelerated ray tracing. Faster memory technologies, such as LP-DDR5X RAM running at up to 4,200MHz and new UFS 4.0 storage, are supported.

The recently unveiled Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is constructed utilizing a 4nm technology, much like the SD8 Gen 1 was. Regarding the display, the chipset offers support for 4K resolution at 60Hz or QHD+ resolution at up to 144Hz. Additionally, it supports HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and 10-bit Rec. 2020 color gamut external displays with a resolution of up to 4K at 60 frames per second.

In terms of cameras, it boasts a triple 18-bit ISP that can accommodate up to three 36MP cameras operating concurrently or 200MP for a single camera setup. With no shutter latency, it also accommodates 108MP camera sensors. The ISP on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has been designed to operate with the most recent Sony and Samsung sensors, including the 200MP HP3 sensor from Samsung and the DOL-HDR sensor from Sony.

The Hexagon engine, according to Qualcomm, has been improved to deliver up to 4.35 times quicker artificial intelligence (AI) performance. Qualcomm also claims that the chip can handle more challenging jobs, such as real-time language translation between several languages. Additionally, it is the first chip in the world to enable Wi-Fi 7 technology.

It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon X70 modem, which was unveiled at Mobile World Congress earlier this year. Users may utilize two distinct 5G networks at once since it supports dual active 5G SIMs and features an inside AI processor for enhancing 5G performance.

Motorola, OPPO, and ASUS ROG are among the companies on Qualcomm’s list of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip partners. Although Samsung is not included in the list, we are confident that its future Galaxy S23 series flagship smartphones will be equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. By the end of this year, the firm claims, smartphones running on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will begin to be released.