Qualcomm is happy with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus, the model was created to replace Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and is bringing the company quite a lot of success. However, that does not mean that other important projects of the company are ignored. Information about Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm’s flagship chip in 2023 has been officially revealed. In it, there will be extremely quality additions in terms of features, making Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 the most perfect mobile chip that Qualcomm has ever created.
Meeting day of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
On November 16, Qualcomm officially launched Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (SM8550-AB) mobile AP for high-end smartphones. This chip was born to correct the flaws of its predecessor – Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 which was hindered by Samsung’s inferior 4LPX button.
This time, it makes better use of the TSMC N4P button, keeping the same process used by Apple’s A16 Bionic. Qualcomm says the first Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 device will be launched by the end of 2022. This chipset directly competes with MediaTek’s Density 9200 which launched a few days ago and Apple’s A16 Bionic.
Qualcomm’s new line of chips will be unveiled at Snapdragon Summit 2022, an annual conference held on November 15 in Hawaii. Besides Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm also announced the latest chip lines at the conference.
The exact time and location of the event are as follows:
- Time: From 13:00 November 15 – 17:00 November 17
- Location: Hawaii, USA. Or watch directly at Qualcomm’s website at Qualcomm.com
Worthwhile upgrades on Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Following Qualcomm’s traditional roadmap, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has just been officially introduced on the stage of the annual Snapdragon Summit 2022 event taking place in Hawaii. Qualcomm’s flagship mobile chip will then appear on a number of high-end handsets launched in the first half of 2023 from major manufacturers like Samsung, ASUS, or OnePlus…
What’s new on this highly anticipated chip?
First and foremost, the new Kryo CPU of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 uses next-generation Prime cores, based on the Arm Cortex-X3 architecture running at up to 3.2 GHz. We’ll get four high-performance cores running at 2.8GHz and three efficient (power-saving) cores running at 2.0GHz.
In terms of graphics, the new Adreno GPU is said to perform 25% better and 45% more efficiently than its predecessor. Qualcomm also introduced the Elite Gaming feature, the most prominent of which is ray-tracing, which promises a more optimal gaming experience.
However, performance is not everything. Qualcomm claims the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has been enhanced in terms of its ability to handle massive AI workloads. Users can expect up to 4.35x better AI performance than previous Snapdragon 8-series models. Notably, this will also be the first Snapdragon chip to support INT4 for 60% better performance/watt, or in other words, improved power consumption (more battery saving).
Snapdragon 8 gen two also includes a host of new AI features that aid photography. Qualcomm confidently claims that this new processor platform can open the era of professional photography right on the phone with its first Cognitive ISP (cognitive image processor).
Qualcomm says the new technology can help “detect and optimize” many different elements in the frame, such as faces, hair, clothes, sky, etc., thereby automatically processing images and videos. real-time through the AI neural network. snapdragon 8 Gen 2 also supports a camera resolution of up to 200MP and the ability to record 8K HDR videos at 60 frames per second.
Why is AV1 important?
The AV1 decoder basically helps to provide better video quality for the same file size. Similarly if given the same resolution, AV1 will reduce the file size significantly. Another benefit is that this codec is 30% more efficient than the current H.265 codec, making it extremely useful in streaming content, especially when major platforms like Netflix and YouTube are both. AV1 supported.
Other notable improvements include the Snapdragon X70 5G modem that comes with “5G AI” technology as well as Wi-Fi 7, which expands capabilities and data upload/download speeds, improves latency, and saves more energy efficiency.
Snapdragon 8 gen two will also be the first platform to support 5G + 5G/4G Dual-SIM Dual-Active, allowing you to take advantage of both 5G SIMs at the same time. Besides, there is both dual Bluetooth connectivity and a range of supported audio solutions, including Spatial Audio, aptX Lossless codec, and 48KHz lossless music.
With the inherently terrible power of Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Snapdragon 8 gen 2 is also considered superior. This makes it the hope of the Android world in the long battle with Apple’s perfect A-series processor line.
Smartphones using Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 gen two will be used by companies like OPPO, OnePlus, Sony, Sharp, Xiaomi, ZTE, etc.
This new mobile platform will be adopted by global OEMs and brands including ASUS Republic of Gamers, HONOR, said Chris Patrick, senior vice president and general manager of mobile handsets at Qualcomm. with the first commercial devices expected in late 2022.
Snapdragon 8 gen two is expected to be used inside Samsung’s flagship series Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra in most regions.
So we won’t have to wait long to experience the power of the Snapdragon 8 Gen two. Let’s wait for the first smartphones to appear on the market in the near future!