Almost six months later of the launch of the Snapdragon 8 Gen1, Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 8+ Gen1which essentially it’s the same SoCbut manufactured by another company, so Qualcomm abandons its collaboration with Samsung Foundry using the same 4nm lithographic level but from TSMC.
In terms of architecture, they are identical, but TSMC’s 4nm enabled high performance center frequencies will be increased by 10% when it has been reached reduce energy consumption by 30%which means that a gaming smartphone will offer 60 minutes of additional battery life Playing.
While the leaks revealed the speeds of the cores: 3.20 GHz Cortex-X2 core (compared to 3.00 GHz) 3 Cortex-A710 cores at 2.75 GHz (vs 2.50 GHz) + 4x Cortex-A510 @ 1.80 GHz (frequency is maintained), official information also reveals that the Adreno 730 graphics have increased their frequencies by 10%, also reducing their consumption by 30%.
According to the company, it is now offered 20% more performance per watt consumedand by keeping everything as it was, they only changed the foundry where they are made.
The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 mobile platform, the company’s latest mobile powerhouse, delivers the ultimate boost to all on-device experiences, allowing users to maximize their game throughout the day. Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 will be adopted by the world’s leading OEMs and brands, such as ASUS ROG, Black Shark, HONOR, iQOO, Lenovo, Motorola, Nubia, OnePlus, OPPO, OSOM, Realme, RedMagic, Redmi, Vivo, Xiaomi and ZTE and commercial devices are expected to be available in Q3 2022.
- Improved gameplay: With the full feature set of Snapdragon Elite Gaming, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 delivers ultra-smooth responsiveness, color-rich HDR scenes with the highest visual quality and desktop capabilities. With an upgraded Qualcomm Adreno GPU, the Snapdragon 8+ delivers up to 10% faster speed and 30% less power to deliver the best gaming experience. Plus, with the added power efficiency of this platform , users can expect up to 60 additional minutes of gameplay. Snapdragon 8+ also features a Qualcomm Kryo processor with up to 10% faster processing and up to 30% improved power efficiency.
- Professional quality capture: Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 features the latest Snapdragon Sight technologies such as 8K HDR video recording to take smartphone videography to the next level. It is capable of capturing in premium HDR10+ format which contains over a billion shades of color.
- Unparalleled intelligence: Powered by the 7th Gen Qualcomm AI Engine, Snapdragon Smart capabilities deliver up to 20% more performance per watt to enable ultra-advanced AI use cases at every level for intuitive interactions that challenge the depth such as the legendary Leica Leitz bokeh effects.
- Complete machine connectivity: Best-in-class 5G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with the full suite of Snapdragon Connect for mobile functionality. The Snapdragon X65 Modem-RF system delivers extraordinary speed and efficiency so users can talk with friends and family for over 5.5 hours. The Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 system enables incredible experiences over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and includes Snapdragon Sound with support for Lossless CD audio quality, ultra-low latency for lag-free gaming, and robust connectivity.
On the other hand we have the Snapdragon 7 Gen1a new mid-range SoC that offers 20% more performance over Snapdragon 778G with 30% more performance in AI. Supports up to 16GB LPDDR5 @6400MHz RAM, displays in Quad HD+ resolution @60Hz or Full HD+ at 144Hzincludes the Snapdragon X62 5G modem for downloading at speeds of up to 4.4 Gbps, WiFi 6E + Bluetooth 5.3supports up to 200-megapixel photographic sensors or triple-camera setups, and would compete with the MediaTek Dimensity 8000.