Qualcomm has announced its new processors for the next generation of flagship smartphones for 2022.
This year, it is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the successor to the Snapdragon 888 process.
Built on a 4nm process, the SoC includes its own X65 5G modem, which offers download speeds of up to 10GB over 5G cellular networks and 3.6GB over WIFI 6 and router 6E.
It also has a new 7th generation AI engine that is 4x faster and the new Adreno GPU provides 30% faster rendering with 25% less power consumption. It also now supports aptX Lossless Bluetooth codec which can deliver up to 16-bit 44.1kHz CD quality audio stream.
On the camera front, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 now offers an 18-bit signal processor that can process 4000 times more data than the 14-bit Spectra ISP found on the Snapdragon 888, allowing the device to capture up to 3.2 gig megapixels per second, or more realistically, it can handle video streams from three 36-megapixel cameras simultaneously.
This means 8K HDR at 30fps is kid’s play, as well as UHD capture at 120fps and even higher 960fps at 720p.
A unique new feature is the ability to continuously process video using a low-power always-on signal processor, enabling features such as always-on face detection and biometric recognition.
Continuing in the direction of security, the device also has Trust Management Engine and supports Google’s Android Ready SE standard (for storing codes and digital car keys).
The first devices powered by this processor are likely to hit the market within the next month, with many more in H1 2022.
Watch Qualcomm’s buzz video showcasing the features below and see Full specs sheet here:
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