Today, Qualcomm launched the flagship chipset, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for smartphones and flagship Android devices. The ultimate processor is baked with the most advanced technologies such as smarter image processing, and Wi-Fi 7, and it could be featured on the P60 series.
According to Qualcomm, the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset contains extraordinary implements over its predecessors. Accordingly, the new features will offer a boasting performance to the premium devices.
The latest flagship processor stands upon the 4nm process layout. Ahead, it leans on four performance cores that deliver better results than the previous chipsets. All these cores range between 200 and 300MHz.
Further, Qualcomm claims that both CPU and GPU are turbo elements and exhibit 40-45% of power saving. To count on the major additions, the company has introduced revamped AI structures, the super-ultra Wi-Fi 7 for extreme connections, and smarter image processing.
Let’s dive into the features of the newly-launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset:
The AI Engine comprises the Qualcomm Hexagon chipsets with innovative micro tile inferencing. Besides, it equips Tensor accelerators with up to 4.35 times faster AI performance than previous processors. It also supports the INT4 format for the first time which accelerates AI analysis performance by 60%.
The new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset adopts the amplified Adreno GPU that offers 25% faster graphics rendering.
On top of that, it features a full Snapdragon Elite Gaming arsenal that includes industry standards for Real-Time Hardware Accelerated ray Tracing, delivering authentic light, reflections, and illuminations for desktop-level gaming experiences.
Intelligent Camera functions
The effective Qualcomm Spectra installs a triple 18-bit cognitive ISPs and an Always-On Sensing camera. The optical components derive from the AI functions and enhance the real-time capture of photos and videos.
Together, these intelligent camera functions keenly inspect the objects in an image and apply image tuning accordingly. The chipset also supports iconic 200MP single captures with 3.2 gigapixels per second.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 powers Kryo CPU cores which results in 35% faster performance and 40% finer battery efficiency. Additionally, the micro-architecture helps in converting one efficiency core into an additional performance core to achieve maximize multi-threaded performance up to 3.2GHz speed.
Advanced 5G Performance
Qualcomm has also added the Snapdragon X70 Modem-RF, which was announced earlier this year. This technology implies the Qualcomm 5G AI processor, Qualcomm Smart Transmit, and Qualcomm 5G PowerSave.
These all variants offer the latest advancements in speed, network coverage, and high-range link, and effectively support dual 5G SIM activation at the same time.
First-Ever Wi-Fi 7
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip brings the first commercial Wi-Fi 7 with High Band Simultaneous (HBS) Multi-Link, on the new FastConnect 7800 board. The new system delivers VR-class low-latency, more than doubling Wi-Fi 6 speeds up to 5.8Gbps.
Apart from these functions, the newly-released chipset also supports Dual Bluetooth, LE Audio, and Snapdragon Sound with spatial audio for immersive audio experiences.
Huawei P60 series could feature Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
While several smartphones are waiting to taste the new processor, the Huawei P60 series also falls on this list. The phone has been rumored many times to bring the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset on its surface.
Adding to this, Qualcomm has now released its premium processor and it’s time to wait for Huawei’s upcoming flagship. Notably, the P60 series is expected to make its debut in the first quarter of 2023.
Whereas, Qualcomm said that the latest processor will start appearing in high-end phones by the end of 2022, and will make a complete space in 2023 Android devices. Probably, the rumors of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for P60 models will soon turn into reality.