With an aim to offer up to 10 percent faster speeds and 30 percent power reduction to deliver the ultimate gameplay experience, chip-maker Qualcomm announced the launch of Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 mobile platforms.
With an improved Qualcomm Adreno GPU, Snapdragon 8+ aims to serve the next generation of premium and high-tier Android smartphones focused on gaming and high-speed connectivity.
Featuring a Qualcomm Kryo CPU with up to 10 percent faster processing and up to 30 percent improvement in power efficiency, Snapdragon 8+ promises up to 60 extra minutes of gameplay to users.
Featuring the latest technologies such as 8K HDR video recording, Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 will be adopted by ASUS ROG, Black Shark, HONOR, iQOO, Lenovo, Motorola, Nubia, OnePlus, OPPO, OSOM, realme, RedMagic, Redmi, vivo, Xiaomi, and ZTE, among leading global OEMs and brands. Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is capable of capturing in the premium HDR10+ format. Commercial devices with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2022.
On the other hand, leading global OEMs and brands including HONOR, OPPO, and Xiaomi will adopt the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 which brings a selection of high-end, in-demand features and technologies to more people around the world. According to the company, commercial devices with Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 are expected to be available in Q2 2022.
With improved Adreno GPU in Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 promises to deliver more than 20 percent faster graphics rendering. This platform also supports an immersive Quad HD+ Display and amplified audio featuring anti-howling for multi-player gaming. It features a Qualcomm ‘Spectra triple ISP’ so users can shoot simultaneously from three cameras or take photos at 200MP – a first in the Snapdragon 7 series.
According to Christopher Patrick, senior vice president and general manager, mobile handsets, Qualcomm the, primary focus of the company is to deliver new ground breaking features and technologies to the mobile industry, and for customers’ flagship devices.
Patrick added that they first implemented these features first in their Snapdragon 8-series and then waterfall them down mobile roadmap.
In another development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. recently announced another milestone in making extended reality (XR) the next computing platform with the Wireless AR Smart Viewer Reference Design, powered by the Snapdragon® XR2 Platform. The cord-free reference design helps OEMs and ODMs more seamlessly and cost-efficiently prototype and bring to market lightweight, premium AR glasses to enable immersive experiences that unlock the metaverse.