Qualcomm held its traditional annual event this week. After a year in virtual format only, Snapdragon Tech Summit was once again headquartered in Hawaii, to present company news across various regions. top of the line cell phone Unless PC always connected,
Want to know the details of all the news? TudoCelular followed closely and shows you everything in this hands-on.
Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 will equip gamer devices
Before talking about the headlines, an announcement from Qualcomm covers the gamer audience. The company has announced the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 as a platform aimed at equipping gaming devices. Here you can rely on the entire arsenal of Snapdragon Elite gaming technologies to make the experience better.
But what can you have on devices with this chip? According to Qualcomm, it will support a 144 fps rate and 10-bit HDR to reproduce over a billion colors in games.
Connectivity will power low latency and high download and upload speeds, both via Wi-Fi 6 and 6e, and in compatibility with 5G. In practice, you’ll have an ultra-fast and lag-free connection to services like the new xCloud or Steam Remote Play.
Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 and 7c+ Gen 3 Launched for PC
Let’s now move on to the always-on and always-on PC segment. Qualcomm has authorized two chips for ultra-thin laptops. The most powerful is the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3, which will come with support for 4G and 5G, in addition to the sixth generation Wi-Fi.
It delivers improved CPU performance with higher overall performance and performance per watt than competitors. Already the GPU promises better performance than the predecessor even in intense activities. Machines with this component will be able to play games in Full HD at up to 120 fps to give gamers great fluidity in a compact body.
The Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3, on the other hand, wants to focus on the input segment. This chip will be equipped with both Windows PC and Chromebook. Apart from Wi-Fi 6 and 6E for fast wireless internet, 5G network will also be introduced on the most basic segment platform.
Qualcomm and Google Cloud announce collaboration
One of the highlights of the event was the announcement of a collaboration between Qualcomm and Google Cloud. The companies came together to develop a new neural search architecture, also known as NAS. It will focus on helping companies while automatically optimizing their artificial intelligence models. In other words, no manual correction.
The architecture will span the entire Qualcomm portfolio, but at this first moment will be limited to the company’s new mobile platform, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which we’ll detail soon.
With the solution built in conjunction with Google Cloud, it is intended to accelerate the development of neural networks for mobile devices with Qualcomm components. Other benefiting areas range from Internet of Things to mixed reality devices, always-on PCs and automotive platforms.
The NAS will also be integrated with the chip developer’s Neural Processing SDK. This means that developers will have access to the new feature to further explore the Artificial Intelligence features.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Goes Official
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 was introduced as a new mobile platform aimed at high-end cell phones. Apart from the family name change, there have been many improvements for this new generation.
One of the main features is connectivity. Now the 5G modem present in it supports the speed of up to 10 Gigabit. Not counting Wi-Fi 6 and 6E, which can reach up to 3.6 gigabits per second downloads. In other words, you can expect a very smooth experience while running your games.
If you like cameras, then smartphones equipped with this chip will support 8K recording with HDR. Another novelty is the feature that allows you to apply a kind of portrait mode during filming. want more? The Snapdragon 8 will also support an always-on camera associated with low power consumption, so you can use the screen while unlocked, for example, without making a big impact on the battery.
For those who enjoy playing on mobile, the platform has over 50 Snapdragon Elite gaming functions. They range from improving liquidity to creating desktop gaming capability. In addition to the Adreno GPU, which now comes with improved rendering capabilities, both graphics and energy savings.
And how’s the sound part? Here, you’ll have a combination of techniques responsible for producing clean music and voices. One will be dedicated to providing CD-quality wireless audio. In other words, you will be able to listen to your favorite sound without loss of quality, even with Bluetooth headphones.
Qualcomm promises to deliver all this by prioritizing user safety on the device with the new chipset. To this end, the company put in place a mechanism focused on trust management, especially when the topic is permissions for applications and services.
Manufacturers confirm the use of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
When will we finally see the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in action? Some cell phones have already been confirmed to be powered by the platform. Realme has guaranteed the GT 2 Pro to be the first to be equipped with a Qualcomm chip.
Even though no release date has been given, it is certain that the development of the cell phone started a few months back and will surprise young users around the world.
Other manufacturers that are sure to use the component soon are Xiaomi and Motorola. The first released a teaser to confirm the presence of the chipset on Line 12, while the second has already determined the launch date of the Edge X30: it will be on December 9.
What did you think of the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1? What are your hopes for future cell phones that will be platform driven? And what is your assessment of the other chips the company has launched? Tell us in the space below.
* TudoCelular is present directly from Hawaii, at the invitation of Qualcomm, to cover the Snapdragon Tech Summit 2021.