Qualcomm On Tuesday, Snapdragon announced its latest flagship mobile platform, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, at the Summit. its successor Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC It promises to bring many new upgrades and claims to be the first mobile platform A.I, the SoC’s AI engine supports multi-modal generative AI models, including popular large language models (LLMs). Qualcomm Hexagon NPU promises 98 percent faster and 40 percent more efficient performance. It promises 240 fps gaming on supported displays, with global illumination with ray tracing. The Qualcomm Adreno GPU is claimed to be 25 percent faster and more efficient than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. The 5G-ready chip supports Wi-Fi 7 and dual Bluetooth.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 availability
According to Qualcomm, flagship Android devices powered by its latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC are expected to be available in the coming weeks. The chip will be adopted for flagship devices from global OEMs and smartphone brands including ASUS, Honor, iQOO, MEIZU, NIO, Nubia, OnePlus, OPPO, realme, Redmi, RedMagic, Sony, Vivo, Xiaomi and ZTE.
Features Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC comes with the Qualcomm AI Engine, featuring an advanced Hexagon process that is claimed to be 98 percent faster and 40 percent more efficient. The chip brings generative AI capabilities, promising the world’s fastest stable expansion for image generation. The chip is based on 4nm processing technology, the Qualcomm Kryo CPU delivering 30 percent faster and 20 percent more efficient speeds up to 3.3 GHz. The CPU comes with five performance cores up to 3.2 GHz and two efficiency cores up to 2.3 GHz.
The chip promises high-end gaming performance, featuring hardware-accelerated ray tracing with global illumination. The chip promises 240 fps gaming on supported displays, with the Qualcomm Adreno GPU claimed to be 25 percent faster and more efficient.
The new chip promises a bunch of new camera features powered by AI. The chip also comes with Arcsoft’s Video Object Eraser, which removes unwanted objects and people from a video. It also gets new zoom capabilities, powered by Samsung’s 200-megapixel image sensor optimized for Snapdragon, allowing for multiple video captures, object tracking, and 2X and 4X zoom. It supports Dolby HDR and features Photo Enhancement, which fills in photos with AI.
For connectivity, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 comes with Qualcomm FastConnect 7800 System, same as Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Wi-Fi 7 802.11be, 802.11ax, 802.11ac, 802.11a/b/g/n, and Bluetooth 5.4. The latest chip includes the Snapdragon X75 5G modem-RF system. The mobile platform is claimed to feature the world’s first 5G modem with an integrated AI tensor hardware accelerator.
The chip also supports 24-bit 96 kHz lossless music via Bluetooth, USB version 3.1 Gen 2, USB Type-C, and UFS 4.0 storage.