Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. through Snapdragon Summit 2022 which will be held again in Hawaii, November 15 2022, again introducing its newest premium mobile platform, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform will set a new standard for connected computing, intelligently designed with innovative AI to enable experiences spectacular.
This new platform will reportedly be adopted by a number of OEMs and several global brands, including ASUS Republic of Gamers, HONOR, iQOO, Motorola, nubia, OnePlus, OPPO, REDMAGIC, Redmi, SHARP, Sony Corporation, vivo, Xiaomi, XINGJI/MEIZU, and ZTE, with the first commercial devices expected to launch in late 2022.
“We are passionate about making people more productive, which is why we designed Snapdragon with the user at the center of our innovation. Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will revolutionize the flagship smartphone landscape in 2023,” said Chris Patrick, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mobile Handsets, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 delivers groundbreaking AI, unrivaled connectivity, and champion-level gameplay, enabling OEMs to elevate every experience on their most trusted devices.”
Here are the 6 superior features of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2:
Powered by the fastest and most advanced Qualcomm® AI Engine, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 provides groundbreaking AI integrated across the entire system. Powered by the upgraded Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Processor, users can experience faster natural language processing with multi-language translation and advanced AI camera features.
The Hexagon processor brings new enhancements to the architecture, including micro tile inference and a larger tensor accelerator, up to a 4.35X increase in AI performance. Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is the first Snapdragon mobile platform to support the revolutionary INT4 AI precision format, with a 60%* increase in performance/watt for continuous AI inference.
The new Qualcomm® Sensing Hub, which now packs dual AI processors, supports an intuitive experience that enables custom wake words. There are additional features and tools from the Qualcomm® AI Stack, including Qualcomm® AI Studio, so developers can build even more of the next generation of AI applications.
This platform defines a new era of professional quality camera experience with the first Cognitive ISP. Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 automatically enhances photos and videos in real time with semantic segmentation, using neural networks or AI neural networks to make the camera contextually recognize faces, facial features, hair, clothes, skies and more, and optimize them individually so that each visible details receive customized professional image settings.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is also set to support the new image sensor. Sony Semiconductor Solutions was the first to develop quad digital overlap HDR technology, customized for Snapdragon. Samsung ISOCELL HP3, the first 200MP image sensor optimized for Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will deliver professional quality photos and videos. This platform is also the first Snapdragon to include the AV1 codec with support for video playback up to 8K HDR at 60 frames per second.
Snapdragon Elite Gaming
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 delivers new Snapdragon Elite Gaming features, including real-time hardware-enhanced ray tracing technology that brings true-to-life lights, reflections and illumination to mobile games. The upgraded Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU delivers up to 25% faster performance and the Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU enables up to 40% more power efficiency, so users can experience champion-level gameplay with longer battery life. Players will also be able to experience photorealistic human characters in their games with the world’s first mobile-optimized support for Unreal Engine 5 Metahumans Framework on Snapdragon.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is the world’s most advanced 5G platform that offers unrivaled connectivity from 5G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Featuring the Snapdragon X70 5G Modem-RF System with Qualcomm® 5G AI Processor, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 harnesses the power of AI to enable breakthrough 5G upload and download speeds, range, latency, and power efficiency.
This is the first Snapdragon platform to support 5G+5G/4G Dual-SIM Dual-Active, which takes advantage of the power and flexibility of two 5G SIMs at once. This advanced platform also features the Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 7800 connectivity system, offering lowest latency Wi-Fi 7 and dual Bluetooth® connectivity for continuous immersion. High Band Simultaneous Multi-Link enables peak Wi-Fi 7 performance globally, enabling seamless connections while streaming, gaming and more.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 supports Snapdragon Sound technology for premium, immersive music, calling, and gaming experiences. It features spatial audio with dynamic head movement tracking for a full surround sound experience and supports 48kHz lossless music streaming so every musical detail is heard as intended. Players can still enjoy the moment with the lowest latency ever at 48ms, made even better with a built-in voice channel for crystal-clear communication to and from other players.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform is protected with Snapdragon Secure, offering the latest isolation, cryptography, key management, authentication and more, all designed to protect user data and privacy. This premium level of protection limits the risk of data exploitation on devices powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.