Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

Qualcomm has announced The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset as a successor to last year’s flagship chipset at Qualcomm summit 2022. This year, the chip maker announced it’s flagship chipset a month earlier, as compared to previous years when the new chipset gets announced in December.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset specifications:

The new flagship chipset comes with improvements and significant upgrades over it’s predecessor. It is an octa-core chipset and has one Kryo CPU core which is clocked at 3.2GHz, four performance cores clocked at 2.8GHz, and four efficiency cores clocked at up to 2GHz.

Qualcomm has changed the architecture of the chipset as compared to it’s predecessor this year. Last year’s, 8 Gen 1 chipset has a 1 + 3 + 4 architecture, while this year the chipset has a 1+ 4 + 3 architecture. With this new architecture, there is a 35 percent improvement in performance due to the inclusion of more performance cores as compared to it’s predecessor. Qualcomm has also included support of up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM.

There is a new Qualcomm AI engine in the chipset equipped with the Qualcomm Hexagon processor. With the new AI engine, the chipset can offer features like multi-language translation, transcription, and AI-focused camera features.

For better gaming, Qualcomm has improved it’s Snapdragon Elite gaming feature. It now includes hardware-based ray tracing which we see in the recently launched MediaTek Dimensity 9200 SoC. The new Qualcomm Adreno 740 GPU provides 24 percent faster GPU performance, and 40 percent improved GPU efficiency as compared to the last year’s chipset.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset also comes with a new Snapdragon X-70 5G modem with a Qualcomm 5G AI processor for better and improved 5G speed. It is also the first chipset to come with a dedicated 5G AI modem and it is the first chipset to officially support Wi-Fi 7. It also has support for Bluetooth v5.3, Bluetooth LE, and Dual Sim Dual Active (DSDA) or 5G support for both SIMS.

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