At its annual Snapdragon Summit 2022 conference, Qualcomm announced its new mobile platform, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. It arrives to equip top-of-the-line smartphones coming in the future. The company promises a new standard for connected computing, by containing Artificial Intelligence throughout the component, in order to improve experiences.
One of the cases consists of Snapdragon Smart, the company’s most advanced AI engine, powered by the updated Hexagon processor. The component now has micro inference and a tensor accelerator for up to 4.35x greater performance.
Additionally, 8 Gen 2 is the first Snapdragon chipset to support the AI Precision INT4 format, for 60% performance improvement per Watt for inference. The dual processors present in the Qualcomm Sensing Hub now support custom wake words.
On the Snapdragon Elite Gaming side, new for this generation is real-time hardware-accelerated Ray Tracing. Thus, the games now have realism in light, reflections, and lighting on mobile. The Adreno GPU and Kryo CPU upgrades (1x 3.2GHz + 4x 2.8GHz + 3x 2.0GHz) also enable up to 25% greater performance and up to 40% more power efficiency, respectively.
In Snapdragon Connect, there is the presence of the Snapdragon X70 modem, which makes the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 the first from Qualcomm to support 5G+5G/4G Dual-SIM Dual-Active, to take advantage of two SIMs with fifth generation network at once. The new Qualcomm FastConnect 7800 stands out for offering Wi-Fi 7 for lower latency and Bluetooth with dual connectivity.