Qualcomm’s year-end Hawaii vacation for the tech press started this week, which means new Snapdragon announcements! The chipmaker has indeed brought us a big reveal today – that Snapdragon 8 Gen 2A chip that will power almost all major smartphones next year except for Google’s Pixel line
What you should know about Snapdragon 8 Gen 2? The 4nm chip (64-bit) and its Kryo CPU improve performance by 30% and allow for 40% more power efficiency than Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Its Adreno GPU delivers 25% faster performance and up to 45% better power efficiency. We will be.
On the cameras, we get 200MP photo capture support, as well as 8K HDR video capture in 10-bit HDR. When watching videos, we get AV1 codec support for the first time with playback up to 8K HDR at 60fps.
It features ultra-low latency Bluetooth streaming (<48ms) audio, Bluetooth 5.3, spatial audio with head tracking, and WiFi 7 with speeds up to 5.8Gbps. It also has the new Snapdragon X70 5G modem, with support for two 5G SIMs simultaneously.
The first Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 devices will arrive before the end of the year. Companies like ASUS, Motorola, OnePlus, OPPO, Sony and Xiaomi have already promised to use the chip at some point.