According to Qualcomm, the new chipset has a 10% better CPU performance and 30% more power efficiency than its predecessor.
The Cortex-X2 core is now able to clock at 3.2GHz compared to its 3.0GHz speed on the vanilla 8 Gen 1. The other cores were also boosed with the Prime core running at 3.2GHz from 3.0GHz, Gold cores at 2.75GHz from 2.5GHz, and Silver cores at 2.0GHz from 1.8GHz.
The GPU runs at a 10% higher frequency while also lowering the power draw by 30%. Moreover, the AI engine now has a 20% better performance per Watt ratio.
The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is still fabricated on the 4nm process but to get the performance boost, the company moved foundries from Samsung to TSMC.
The rest of the chipset is identical with features like:
- up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM at 3200MHz
- UFS 3.1 storage
- QHD+ at up to 144Hz or 4K at 60Hz with 10-bit rendering and HDR 10+
- 18-bit Spectra ISP
- up to 200MP sensors
- 8K video capture at 30fps or 4K at 120fps
- dedicated bokeh engine
- support for HLG, HDR 10+, and Dolby Vision formats
Qualcomm mentioned that the first Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 devices will be available in Q3 of this year. Among the company that will be working with the new chipset include ASUS ROG, Black Shark, HONOR, iQOO, Lenovo, Motorola, OnePlus, realme, Red Magic, Redmi, vivo, and Xiaomi, to name a few.
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