Qualcomm, an American semiconductor company, has released a new version of Snapdragon, an application processor (AP) that acts as the "brain" of a smartphone. It is expected to be installed in major smartphones along with the Galaxy S23 series, the next work of SAMSUNG Electronics, while the overall performance of artificial intelligence (AI), camera, and gaming has been improved.
Qualcomm held the technology event '2022 Snapdragon Summit' in Hawaii, USA on the 15th (local time) and unveiled the next-generation mobile AP 'Snapdragon 8 2nd generation (Gen2)'.
“Snapdragon 8 Gen2 will revolutionize the flagship smartphone market in 2023,” said Qualcomm Chief Executive Vice President and Head of Mobile Handset Division Chris Patrick. "By providing standard gameplay, consumers can enjoy an all-enhanced experience from their most trusted device."
Snapdragon8 Gen2 is equipped with Qualcomm's latest Hexagon processor, which improves AI performance by up to 4.35 times compared to the previous generation. It supports INT4, the first innovative AI precision format for Qualcomm mobile platforms, with a 60% increase in performance per watt in continuous AI inference.
In the camera division, Qualcomm's first cognitive ISP (video signal processing) was adopted. Real-time enhancement of photo and video quality through semantic segmentation. Semantic segmentation is a technology in which the camera recognizes faces, hair, clothes, sky, etc. and optimizes them individually using artificial intelligence.
The image sensor has also been greatly enhanced. Sony has unveiled the world's first quad digital overlap HDR technology image sensor designed for the Snapdragon 8 Gen2. SAMSUNG Electronics unveiled the first 200 million pixel image sensor 'ISOCELL HP3' optimized for this product.
In particular, Snapdragon8 Gen2 is equipped with Qualcomm's new Adreno graphics processing unit (GPU) that is up to 25% faster and Qualcomm's Kryo central processing unit (GPU) that is up to 40% more power efficient to improve gaming performance. CPU) was applied.
In addition, by supporting real-time hardware acceleration 'Ray Tracing' that embodies light, reflection, and lighting in a mobile game, Unreal Engine 5's Meta Human framework is optimized for mobile for the first time in the world. I made it possible to experience a sophisticated human character in the game.
The new product embodies excellent connectivity with 5G, WIFI, Bluetooth, etc. Based on SnapdragonX70 5G modem RF system with Qualcomm's 5G AI processor, it utilizes AI to provide fast 5G upload and download speeds, coverage, latency and power efficiency. This is the first Snapdragon platform to support 5G+5G/4G Dual SIM Dual Active, and it can take advantage of the power and flexibility of two 5G SIMs at once.
It supports Qualcomm's FastConnect 7800 connectivity system to provide WIFI7 with lowest latency and Dual Bluetooth connectivity for sustained immersion. High-bandwidth simultaneous multi-link provides WIFI7 performance to support seamless excellent connectivity when streaming and gaming.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon8 Gen2 will be installed in major Android flagship smartphones such as △ASUS ROG△honor△Motorola△ONEPLUS△OPPO△REDMI△SHARP△VIVO△Xiaomi. The first regular terminals will hit the market later this year.
It will also be installed in the new flagship smartphone series 'Galaxy S23', which SAMSUNG Electronics plans to launch at the beginning of next year. SAMSUNG Electronics also adopted Qualcomm's Snapdragon8+Gen1 for the latest foldable smartphones Galaxy Z Fold4 and Flip4 launched in August.
Akash Palkhiwala, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Qualcomm, said in a recent performance announcement that "Qualcomm's Snapdragon application rate, which was 75% in SMASUNG Electronics' Galaxy S22, will become a global share in S23." .