Qualcomm has introduced its latest flagship mobile platform, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. The new smartphone processor chip was unveiled at the Snapdragon Summit on Tuesday. It is the successor of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. The new mobile platform has been introduced with many innovations. These are mainly upgrades that include AI features.
The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 has arrived with the Qualcomm AI engine. Its Qualcomm Hexagon NPU delivers 98 percent faster performance and 40 percent more performance over Snapdragon 8Gen 3.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is designed to run the latest AI technologies smoothly. Snapdragon 8 Gen3 has an AI engine that supports various generative AI models, including large language models. It is made based on 4nm processing technology. Its Qualcomm Kryo CPU clocked at 3.3 GHz is 30 percent faster and 20 percent more efficient. It has five performance cores up to 3.2 GHz and two efficiency cores up to 2.3 GHz.
240 fps gaming will be supported on compatible displays. The company promises 25 percent more speed and performance thanks to the Adreno GPU. The company claims that Snapdragon 8gen 3 is 25 percent faster and better than its predecessor. The 5G enabled chip has Wi-Fi 7 and dual Bluetooth.
The new chip will also support AI-based camera features. The chip has ArcSoft’s video object eraser system that can remove unwanted objects and people from video. Backed by Samsung’s 200-megapixel image sensor, the processor will also provide excellent zoom capabilities. This enables multiple video capture and object tracking. Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will also be available in phones with Dolby HDR and AI-backed photo expansion systems that can improve photo quality.
Qualcomm Fast Connect 7800 system is used for connectivity. Same was the case with Snapdragon 8gen 2. It will support Wi-Fi 7 802.11be, 802.11ax, 802.11ac, 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 5.4. The Snapdragon X75 5G modem-RF system is used in the new chip. The company also claims that this is the world’s first 5G modem to come with an AI Tensor hardware accelerator.