Qualcomm has developed a new generation chipset for high-end Android devices called flagships. Snapdragon 8 Gen 1introduced the . Introducing its high-end chips at the event it held in Hawaii in December for the last few years, Qualcomm did not break the tradition this year, but made radical changes.
Recently, Qualcomm, which has changed the processor naming and spoiled the ranking, switched directly to Snapdragon 888 after Snapdragon 865. Now, with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, a completely new naming has been made. Here’s the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 we’ll see on high-end phones and tablets!
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 features
Gen 1, Qualcomm’s first 4 nm chipset and incorporating ARMv9-based cores, is a 3 GHz operating system to meet high performance needs. Cortex X2 and three Cs running at 2.5 GHzortex A710 has a core. Others in Gen 1 Cortex A510 The core is running at 1.8 GHz. In other words, there is an 8-core structure similar to the processors that have been released recently.
Compared to the Snapdragon 888, Gen 1 offers:
- 20 percent more processor performance
- 30% more CPU power efficiency
- 30% more graphics performance
- 25 percent more processor power efficiency
It is stated that this new processor offers 20 percent more performance compared to Snapdragon 888, while power consumption is reduced by up to 30 percent. While it is stated that 30 percent performance increase and 25 percent energy efficiency are achieved on the graphics side, new technologies such as Elite Gaming, which allows developers to balance performance and power efficiency, have been made available with this processor.
While Qualcomm is promoting its new graphics unit in a very ambitious way such as “desktop level gaming experience”, it is claimed that the graphics unit will be called Adreno 730.
Thanks to the Adreno Frame Motion Engine, it becomes possible for the GPU to deliver twice the frame rate while consuming the same amount of power. Alternatively, the power consumption can be halved while keeping the FPS constant.
10Gbps download speed with 5G, 8K HDR video recording
It is stated that thanks to the Qualcomm X65 5G modem in Gen 1, a theoretical download speed of 10 Gbps can be achieved. Although this looks quite impressive on paper, we should mention that the maximum speeds that can be reached even on the fastest 5G networks are at the levels of 4 Gbps. Yes, especially in our country conditions, these speeds are astonishing, but in real world conditions, it is not possible to see 10 Gbps levels for now.
In addition, if you have a router with WiFi 6 or 6e support, you can theoretically reach 3.6 Gbps download speed over WiFi with Gen 1. Similar to previous high-end chipsets, Gen 1 has also made significant improvements on the camera side.
Gen 1 includes an 18-bit triple image signal processor that is always active in the background. It is a first for this company and it is stated that it offers 4,000 times more data processing compared to the 14-bit Spectra found in the Snapdragon 888. In practice, it is stated that this image signal processor can process images from three cameras simultaneously in the background, or up to 240 images captured at a resolution of 12 Megapixels per second.
It is stated that it is possible to shoot 8K HDR video at 30 frames per second, while this processor can easily reach 120 FPS at 4K resolution. The image signal processor in Gen 1 can keep the camera always on by consuming very little battery, thus accelerating the biometric verification process.
When we combine all these features, we can easily see that Gen 1 does not offer a very high performance increase compared to Snapdragon 888 Plus in real world conditions. However, Qualcomm kept its promise and made significant improvements on the artificial intelligence side.
It offers up to 4 times faster speed thanks to the seventh generation AI engine, while the recently announced aptX Lossless Bluetooth codec is supported by this processor. Gen 1 is the first mobile chipset to support Google’s Android Ready SE standard out of the box; This means that the processor is capable of storing things like vehicle keys and IDs.
We expect the first devices powered by Qualcomm’s Gen 1 processor, which has signed an important partnership with Google, to be launched in the first half of 2022.