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Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 processors

As expected, the mobile processor manufacturer Qualcomm officially released an upgraded version of the current flagship processor Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 on May 20.

However, the naming is not the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ as originally expected, but the + is moved forward and called the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. With the assistance of TSMC’s 4nm process, the performance of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is 10% higher than that of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, and the power consumption is reduced by 30%. 

Commercial installations are expected to be launched in the third quarter of 2022.

Qualcomm points out that the latest powerful top-of-the-line mobile processor, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, provides the ultimate boost to the experience on all devices, allowing users to maximize their utility 24/7. Currently, the world’s leading OEMs and brands will use Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, including ASUS ROG, Black Shark, Honor, iQOO, Lenovo, Motorola, Nubia, OnePlus, OPPO, OSOM, realme, Red Magic c, Red Magic Manufacturers such as Mi, vivo, Xiaomi and ZTE.

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Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 features. Image: Qualcomm


Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is up to 10% faster and 30% lower power consumption

In response to the characteristics of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Qualcomm said that the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 includes the full Snapdragon Elite Gaming feature, which provides ultra-smooth responsiveness, HDR scenes with the highest visual quality and rich colors, and desktop-level features. 

Paired with an upgraded Qualcomm Adreno GPU, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is up to 10% faster and 30% lower power consumption for the ultimate gaming experience. In addition, with the improved power efficiency of this platform, gaming time is expected to be extended by up to an additional 60 minutes. The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 also features a Qualcomm Kryo CPU, which is 10% faster in processing and 30% more power efficient.

As for the shooting function, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 adopts the latest Snapdragon Sight technology, such as 8K HDR video recording, which elevates the shooting function of the smartphone to a higher level. It’s capable of shooting in top-notch HDR10+ format with over 1 billion tones. 

In terms of artificial intelligence applications, its Snapdragon Smart feature, powered by the seventh-generation Qualcomm AI engine, improves performance per watt by up to 20%, enabling a full range of ultra-advanced AI use cases, including enabling intuitive, challenging in-depth interactions, such as The legendary Leica Leitz bokeh effect.

Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 processors-minSnapdragon 7 Gen 1 features. Image: Qualcomm

Finally, for other features, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 has the best of 5G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, as well as full Snapdragon Connect mobile capabilities. The Snapdragon X65 modem RF system provides exceptional speed and efficiency, so users can talk to friends and family for over 5.5 hours. The Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 delivers an amazing experience over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, including support for Snapdragon Sound with CD lossless audio quality, ultra-low latency for smooth gaming all the way and strong connectivity.

Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 Overview

In addition to the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 different mobile processor this time, Qualcomm also launched a mid-to-high-end mobile processor based on Samsung’s 4nm process Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. Qualcomm emphasized that Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 brings a range of high-end, much-anticipated features and technologies to more people around the world, such as epic mobile gaming, high-speed connectivity, smart entertainment and lifelike photography. Leading global OEMs and brands will use Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, including Honor, OPPO and Xiaomi, with commercial devices expected to be available in Q2 2022.

In terms of performance, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 features select Snapdragon Elite Gaming features such as the Adreno Frame Motion Engine, which can provide double the frame rate for enhanced content at the same power consumption. 

The upgraded Adreno GPU draws and renders more than 20% faster. The platform also supports an immersive Quad HD+ Display and amplified audio with anti-whistle for multiplayer gaming. In terms of camera function, Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 is equipped with Qualcomm Spectra triple image signal processor (ISP), users can take photos through three lenses at the same time or with an astonishing 200 million pixels, which is the first of Snapdragon 7 series. Users can take advantage of interlaced 4K HDR to produce photos with incredible contrast, clarity and realism, producing brighter highlights and deeper shadows.

In addition, combining the camera capabilities of the Snapdragon 7 series with its seventh-generation Qualcomm AI engine enables deep learning face detection based on 300 facial features, enabling more accurate autofocus even when wearing a mask. 

In addition, the AI ​​performance of Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 has been improved by up to 30%. For financial applications that are currently widely used by consumers, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 features a dedicated trust management engine and Android Ready SE, the first of its kind in the Snapdragon 7 series to prioritize the security and protection of user information. important task. Finally, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 features the fourth-generation Snapdragon X62 5G modem radio system and includes the FastConnect 6900 for superior Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities. Another first for the 7 Series with SnapdragonSound for the ultimate shake-free, immersive experience.

(Image Source : Provided by Qualcomm)

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Mehmet S. Kaya
Mehmet S. Kaya
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