Qualcomm Technologies officially revealed its new high-end mobile platform Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 as part of the annual Snapdragon Summit 2022. This processor will power flagship smartphones made by various manufacturers including ASUS and Honor, iQOO Motorola, OPPO Sony, Xiaomi, and OPPO.
The Snapdragon 8 Generation 2 has an octa core CPU with three clusters. Kryo Prime cores with the fastest clock speeds are the most powerful, at 3.2GHz. Four powerful cores are next in seniority with a frequency frequency of 2.8 GHz. The last three cores are energy-efficient with a frequency frequency of 2.0 GHz. The predecessor had four cores with high power and four efficiency in each of the two previous clusters. Qualcomm claims that the new CPU is 35% faster than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 predecessor CPU and 40% more efficient.
The novelty is also equipped with an advanced Hexagon AI processor, which, among other things, will allow smartphones on Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 to better cope with online translation into different languages and the perception of voice commands. According to the manufacturer, the AI subsystem of the new platform provides 4.35 times (!) The new platform offers better performance than the predecessor. The present platform works with the 200-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL HP3 sensors, which have been specifically optimized for it. AI can automatically correct flaws in photos or videos.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 supports the AV1 codec and can play 8K HDR video at 60 frames/second. However, it will not allow you to shoot 8K at 30 FPS. Adreno, the new graphics accelerator, provides 25% more performance than Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 TSMC will manufacture single-chip Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 platforms using its 4 nm process technology.
Notably, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform supports fifth generation (5G), communication networks. The Snapdragon X705G modem provides 5G network work (data download speed is up to 10Gb/s, upload speed – up to 3.5Gb/s). Developers have also added support for FastConnect 7800 technology. This will allow Wi-Fi 7 connectivity at minimal latency and speeds of up to 5.8 Gbps.
“We strive to empower people to do more, which is why we design Snapdragon with all users in mind. Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will revolutionize flagship smartphones by 2023— Chris Patrick, the vice president of Qualcomm and the head of mobile division of the company is sure.