The year is about to end, which means it’s time to see the latest Qualcomm flagship chip that will power a lot of high-end phones for 2023. Meet the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPU.

Just like its predecessors, the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will boasts the new Kyro CPU that provides 35% faster performance while still achieving 40% improvements on efficiency.

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It consists of Cortex X3-based single Kyro Prime core that’s clocked at 3.2Ghz, four performance cores at 2.8Ghz, and three efficiency cores at 2.0Ghz.

The new chip also offers faster RAM support with LP-DDR5X at 4,200MHz. Plus, the latest UFS 4.0 format for storage.

Another big upgrade comes from the new Adreno GPU, which offers 25% and 45% better performance and power efficiency, respectively.

What’s more, it brings hardware accelerated ray tracing, which we expect game developers to take advantage soon.

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The new Qualcomm flagship chip also comes with the latest Snapdragon X70 modem that has support from mmWave and sub-6Ghz 5G to offer up to 10Gbps download speeds.

There’s also the latest WiFi 7 802.11be support via the new FastConnect 78000 system.

For AI processing, there’s a new Hexagon processor with support for INT4 format. The chip provides 4.35x faster performance.

Camera improvements are also onboard. Qualcomm claims that the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is optimized for Sony’s DOL-HDR, and Samsung’s 200-megapixel HP3 sensor.

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Also onboard are Bluetooth 5.3, support for up to QHD+ screens at 144Hz or 4K at 60Hz, and USB 3.1 support with Quick Charge 5.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will arrive on flagship phones from OnePlus, OPPO, Motorola, vivo, ASUS, Xiaomi, and more Android brands.



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