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November 15, 2022.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC

Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.

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Qualcomm has announced all the specs for its new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, which will power high-end Android phones coming out in the next few months. The SoC offers improved performance cores, higher energy efficiency, and a new X70 modem to get the most from 5G networks. It supports the Wi-Fi 7 standard that provides better connectivity in Wi-Fi zones, provided you invest in a new router. Qualcomm claims to have made improvements to the entire Hexagon processor for up to 4.35x faster AI performance. The company also says that the processor is capable of handling more complex tasks, such as translating from one language to multiple languages in real time. The whole chip is built on a 4nm process, like the previous generation, and features several CPU cores (one ARM Cortex-X3, supported by two Cortex-A715s, two Cortex-A710s and three Cortex-A510R1s). This is the first Snapdragon chip to support the AV1 codec, a royalty-free video codec supported by many large companies.

The Verge, Allison Johnson, “Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 gives us a glimpse of 2023’s Android flagships.”

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