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ARMs Race | Qualcomm announces its next flagship chip, Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1



Qualcomm today announced their successor to the recently launched Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 that promises 30 percent more power efficiency along with a 10 percent increase in GPU clock speeds and 10 percent increased CPU performance, the company claims.

CPU performance

Qualcomm says tasks like browsing the web or checking in with social networks can last 50 minutes longer, summarizing that your favorite experiences are now extended and enhanced.

• 10% faster CPU performance
• 30% CPU improved power efficiency
• Up to 3.2GHz peak CPU speeds

Gaming performance

Combined with improved Qualcomm Adreno GPU performance, the chipset also delivers up to an hour of extended gameplay.
• Up to 10% faster GPU clock speeds and 30% GPU power reduction
• Volumetric Rendering adds unrivaled realism to graphics like fog and smoke
• HDR gaming with 10-bit color depth and Rec. 2020 color gamut

7th-generation Qualcomm AI Engine

Combined with camera, capture dynamic footage with simultaneous AI Bokeh effects and face tracking. No matter what mobile activity you choose, Snapdragon Smart works seamlessly
to elevate every interaction.

• Up to 20% better performance/watt than predecessor
• 3rd Gen Qualcomm® Sensing Hub features a low-power AI system with new architecture for intelligent sensing experiences that won’t affect battery life

Specs Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1: Specifications

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
CPU1x Kryo (ARM Cortex-X2-based) Prime core @ 3.2GHz, 1MB L2 cache3x Kryo (ARM Cortex A710-based) Performance cores @ 2.8GHz4x Kryo (ARM Cortex A510-based) Efficiency cores @ 2.0GHz10% faster CPU performance30% more power-efficient
GPUAdreno GPUVulkan 1.1 API supportAdreno Frame Motion EngineHDR Gaming with 10-bit color depth and Rec. 2020 color gamutPhysically Based RenderingVolumetric RenderingHardware-accelerated H.265 and VP9 decoder10% faster GPU clock speeds30% GPU power reduction
DisplayMaximum On-Device Display Support: 4K @ 60Hz/QHD+ @ 144HzMaximum External Display Support: 4K @ 60HzHDR10 and HDR10+10-bit color depth, Rec. 2020 color gamutDumora and subpixel rendering for OLED Uniformity
AIQualcomm Hexagon ProcessorFused AI AcceleratorHexagon Tensor AcceleratorHexagon Vector eXtensionsHexagon Scalar AcceleratorSupport for mix precision (INT8+INT16)Support for all precisions (INT8, INT16, FP16)3rd generation Qualcomm Sensing HubAlways onAlways secureUp to 20% better performance/watt than predecessor
MemoryLPDDR5 @ 3200MHz, 16GB
ISPTriple 18-bit Spectra 680 ISPUp to 3.2 Gigapixels per Second computer vision ISPUp to 36MP triple camera @ 30 FPS with Zero Shutter LagUp to 64+36MP dual camera @ 30 FPS with Zero Shutter LagUp to 108MP single camera @ 30 FPS with Zero Shutter LagUp to 200 MP photo captureVideo capture: 8K HDR @ 30 fps; Slow motion up to 720p@960 fps; HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, Dolby Vision
ModemSnapdragon X65 5G ModemDownlink: Up to 10GbpsModes: NSA, SA, TDD, FDDmmWave: 1000MHz bandwidth, 8 carriers, 2×2 MIMOsub-6 GHz: 300MHz bandwidth, 4×4 MIMO
ChargingQualcomm Quick Charge 5
ConnectivityLocation: Beidou, Galileo, GLONASS, GPS, QZSS, NavIC capableWi-Fi: Qualcomm FastConnect 6900; Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi 6; 2.4/5GHz/6GHz Bands; 20/40/80/160 MHz Channels; DBS (2×2 + 2×2), TWT, WPA3, 8×8 MU-MIMOBluetooth: Version 5.3, aptX Voice, aptX Lossless, aptX Adaptive, and LE audio
Manufacturing Process4nm TSMC