Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 – Taking Android Smartphones to a new level

Qualcomm has just announced the launch of its latest flagship Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset.

This new launch is just 6 months after the introduction of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, indicating the company’s drive to solidify its leadership position within the smartphone market.

Qualcomm claims a 10% higher CPU performance and a 30% improvement in power efficiency for the CPU. This addresses any issues regarding poor battery life and throttling.

The new chipset with its boosted Cortex-X2 performance core can now reach 3.2GHz. The other two CPU clusters also received a boost to new frequencies where Prime core is 3.2GHz, Gold cores at 2.75Ghz, Silver cores at 2.0GHz. These are all up from 3.2Ghz, 2.5Ghz and 1.8Ghz respectively.

Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 will include all the best features of the Snapdragon Gen 1 such as Snapdragon Sight with 8K HDR video recording, Snapdragon Elite Gaming, Snapdragon Sound support, 7th-gen AI engine and the Snapdragon X65 modem for enhanced 5G and Wi-Fi 6/6E support.

Qualcomm will be using TSMC to manufacture this chipset which will help Qualcomm to meet the surging demand for 5G.

There is a long list of companies that intend harnessing the new features of Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 in their upcoming launches of 2022.Source