Qualcomm has just introduced two new chipsets for high-end mobiles. Among them is its new high-end processor: the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. This is the classic mid-cycle upgrade that betters the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 released in December.
There are no changes to the chip core, but the main processor core now clocks up to 3.2 GHz (down from 3 GHz), which is a 10% increase in processor performance. Add to that a 10% GPU improvement, and both benefit from a 30% improvement in power efficiency.
These upgrades, however, don’t seem like enough to bring the 8+ Gen 1 on par with Apple’s A15 Bionic in terms of outright performance, but they should further cement Qualcomm as the dominant chip vendor for phones. High-end Android.
Brands like Xiaomi, Asus ROG, Realme, and Motorola have already committed to using the newly upgraded chip, which is expected to appear in phones like the ROG Phone 6, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, and Galaxy Fold 4, and the Xiaomi 12 Ultra.
But in addition to the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Qualcomm also unveiled the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, the first mid-range chip the company has launched since adopting the new “Gen” brand.
Like the 8+ Gen 1, it’s a 4nm chip and uses a processor with much the same structure, but with a slower main clock of 2.4GHz.
It’s powerful enough to drive FHD+ displays at 144Hz (or QHD+ displays at 60Hz) and shoot 4K HDR video at up to 30fps with up to 200MP photo capture.
Moreover, it has functions video game like Variable Rate Shading, the Adreno Frame Motion Engine and 20% faster graphics rendering than last year’s Snapdragon 778G.
The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 also practically matches the chips prime from Qualcomm in terms of networks, since it is compatible with Wi-Fi 6E and 5G, both mmWave and sub6.
According to Qualcomm, the first phones with the 7 Gen 1 should arrive in the second quarter of 2022, that is to say by the end of June, while the phones with 8+ Gen 1 should arrive in the third quarter, from July to September. .