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euromillions 9th dec AdvertisementInstead of the Snapdragon 898, Qualcomm is calling its new chip the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, with a similar scheme expected to be applied to Qualcomm鈥檚 future budget and mid-range chips (e.g. Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 instead of something like Snapdragon 695). Qualcomm says its name change tested well with focus groups鈥攖he single number apparently garnered a positive reaction鈥攖hough I personally feel Snapdragon 888 rolls off the tongue a lot better than Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. But name change done; let鈥檚 move on to the important stuff.Here鈥檚 how Qualcomm new mobile chip naming scheme will affect its flagship, mid-range, and budget processors going forward. Image: QualcommAdvertisementAdvertisementFor the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Qualcomm has upgraded nearly every aspect of its CPU鈥檚 mobile performance. Qualcomm claims the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1's new Kryo CPU features a high-performance Arm Cortex-X2 core and delivers 20% faster overall performance while being 30% more power-efficient than the Snapdragon 888, while the new Adreno GPU boasts even bigger gains of 30% faster graphics and 25% increased power savings.To challenge the much-improved AI processing from rivals like Google鈥檚 Tensor chip, Qualcomm says the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 features its new 7th-gen AI engine, which offers four times better AI processing than before, double the amount of shared memory, and two times better tensor acceleration. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 has a new third-gen Sensing Hub designed to provide better low-power AI performance. With AI and machine learning performance quickly becoming one of the most important aspects of a mobile SoC, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1's new AI engine could be one the biggest deciding factors for phone makers trying to decide which chip will power future smartphones and tablets.Advertisement setTimeout(() => const adSlot = document.querySelector(.apscustom); const adFallback = document.querySelector(.ars-fallback); if (adSlot) if has been read, but theres no ad, then show the fallback if (adFallback && adSlot.offsetHeight QualcommThe other area where Qualcomm is claiming some major gains is in camera performance with the addition of Snapdragon Sight, which features a new 18-bit ISP that can capture up to 8K video with real-time HDR while also supporting improved low-light processing. The move to an 18-bit ISP mirrors a similar move MediaTek made with the recently announced Dimensity 9000, though Qualcomm also has other useful on-chip features like a dedicated bokeh engine for video, a new ultra-wide engine for correcting distortion created by ultra-wide lenses, and more. AdvertisementHowever, what could be the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1鈥檚 biggest advantage over its competitors is integrated support for Qualcomm鈥檚 X65 5G modem, which promises theoretical max 5G speeds of up to 10 Gbps. And unlike the MediaTek Dimensity 9000, which still doesn鈥檛 support mmWave 5G, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 works with standalone and non-standalone 5G networks using both sub-6Ghz and mmWave 5G. And with support for both Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 should also deliver fast wireless speeds of up to 3.6 Gbps.Claims of desktop-level performance feels like a bit of a stretch, though it鈥檚 hard to be upset about improved HDR and updateable GPU drivers. Image: QualcommAdvertisementFinally, for gamers, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 uses Qualcomm鈥檚 new Adreno Frame Motion Engine to deliver higher framerates and smoother animations, while Qualcomm鈥檚 new Audiokinetic tech promises to provide a 鈥渃onsole-quality鈥 audio experience, though I鈥檓 going to wait until I can hear this for myself before I really believe it. Like all new mobile chip announcements, it鈥檚 important to remember that while the SoC itself might support a range of fancy new features, it鈥檚 still ultimately up to the actual device makers (Samsung, OnePlus, etc.) to implement all of Qualcomm鈥檚 new tech in future phones. Qualcomm says that new devices featuring the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip could be available (or at least announced) sometime before the end of this year, so hopefully it won鈥檛 be long until we can see what Qualcomm鈥檚 new flagship mobile chip can really do.
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