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What to expect from the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip

What to expect from the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip

The new chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 it will be the heart of most smartphones top of the range 2022 (with someone arriving as early as next month). With lots of new features and a new name, the mobile processor promises to fight for the top with ever so fierce competition. Here’s what to expect.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, what to expect from the new chip

Everyone waited Snapdragon 898, but Qualcomm has decided to rename its line of powerful mobile chips. Perhaps also to give a signal to rivals like Mediatek (but also Samsung, Google And Apple) that the leap in quality this year will be felt. The experts at XDA Developers have made a detailed analysis of the new chip, but the main news can be summarized more quickly.

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First of all the new one Kyro CPUwhich will have the newest technology ARMv9 in the cores. Configuration see two Cortex-X2, three Cortex-A710 and Cortex-A510 cores, similar to the Snapdragon 888 layout. But this time Qualcomm uses 4-nanometer technology. The clock of the Prime core reaches 2,995Ghzaccompanied by three Kyro Perfomances (10% more performance, + 30% for efficiency) that reach 2.5GHz. Core Efficiency improves by 35% (+ 20% in performance) with a clock of 1.79GHz. In total, the new chip is expected to be 20% more powerful and 30% more efficient than last year’s flagship.

The new Andreno GPU instead offers the 30% more in terms of performance graphics, with 25% more efficiency. Gaming-specific features will also arrive that will bring game speed to + 60%, while codec support is missing. AV1 (although Google and Netflix use it).

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The modem Qualcomm Snapdragon X65 allows you to reach speeds from 10 Gigabit on 5G network and the same goes for the RF-modem. Also there is the Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 for WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, 4K QAM, 160MHz channels and 4-stream DBS.

Then they arrive Spectra 680 And Snapdragon Sight as image processors, with impressive speeds of + 35% in processing the images you take or record. And it also allows you to record with three cameras simultaneously with speeds up to 3.2 gigapixels per second. You can record at 108MP and 30 frames per second, or in 8K HDR and take 64MP stills at the same time.

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Finally, the performance of artificial intelligence improves by four times much with the seventh generation of the dedicated chip. The potential is huge. And soon we will be able to see it in practice on some smartphones. We will keep you posted.