Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 debuts with big performance gains

After a long wait, Qualcomm finally announced its next-generation flagship mobile chipset, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, during the Snapdragon Summit. The specifications of this chip had leaked only hours prior to the announcement. So, in the coming months, we will see multiple flagship smartphones from different brands equipped with this new flagship mobile processor sporting an improved CPU, tweaked GPU, AI enhancements, new camera tricks, and more.  Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 CPU: It’s all about speed  Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 CPU Configuration1x 3.3GHz (Cortex-X4)3x 3.2GHz (Cortex-A720)2x 3GHz (Cortex-A720)2x 2.3GHz (Cortex-A520 Refresh)GPUAdreno (ray tracing support)DSPHexagon (fused scalar, tensor, and vector)Mixed precision INT8/INT16INT4 supportRAMLPDDR5XCamera Support 200MP single shot108MP single with zero shutter lag64MP+36MP with zero shutter lagTriple 36MP with zero shutter lagHybrid AF10-bit HEIF image captureHDR videoDolby HDR photoMulti-frame noise reductionReal-time semantic segmentation for photos and videos (up to 12 layers)Video super-resolutionVideo Capture8K @ 30fps (HDR)4K UHD @ 120fps720p @ 960fpsNight Vision Video Capture (4K/60fps)ChargingQuick Charge 5Modem X75 LTE/5G (integrated)10,000Mbps down3,500Mbps upBluetooth Bluetooth 5.4Other Connectivity Wi-Fi 7, Wi-Fi 6/6E (802.11ax), Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), 802.11a/b/g/nFabrication ProcessTSMC 4nm (N4P) The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset has adopted a new 1+5+2 CPU setup. In contrast, its predecessor, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, had the conventional 1+3+4 CPU core arrangement. The new Gen 3 setup consists of a single Cortex-X4 big core, five Cortex-A720 medium cores, and just two Cortex-A520 Refresh small cores. According to Qualcomm senior director Karl Whealton’s statement, the “Refresh” moniker appears due to minor differences.  Qualcomm also has finally dropped the…Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 debuts with big performance gains

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