Qualcomm held its traditional annual event this week. After just a year in virtual form, the Snapdragon Tech Summit was once again headquartered in Hawaii, delivering company news in sectors ranging from Cell phones at the highest level Even Computers Always Connected.
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Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 will equip gaming devices
Before talking about the major news, one of Qualcomm’s announcements includes the gaming audience. The company announced the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 as a platform aimed at equipping gaming devices. Here you can rely on the full arsenal of Snapdragon Elite Gaming technologies to enhance the experience.
But what can you get on devices with this chip? According to Qualcomm, it will support 144fps and 10-bit HDR, with over a billion colors reproduced in games.
The connection will have the strength for low latency and high download and upload speeds, whether through Wi-Fi 6 and 6E or with 5G compatibility. In practice, you’ll have a super-fast, lag-free connection to services like the new xCloud or Steam Remote Play.
Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 and 7c + Gen 3 for PC launched
Now let’s move on to the always connected and connected computers sector. Qualcomm has licensed two chips for its ultra-thin laptops. The most powerful is the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3, which will come with 4G and 5G support, as well as 6th generation Wi-Fi.
It brings CPU improvements, with greater overall performance and per watt compared to competitors. The GPU already promises much higher performance than its predecessor, even in intense activities. Devices with this component will also be able to run games at Full HD resolutions of up to 120fps, providing great flexibility for gamers in a compact chassis.
On the other hand, Snapdragon 7c + Gen 3 seeks to focus on the input part. This chip will power both Windows PCs and Chromebooks. Here, there will also be the debut of 5G on platforms from the basic sector, with the exception of Wi-Fi 6 and 6E, for fast wireless Internet.
Qualcomm and Google Cloud announce collaboration
One of the highlights of the event was the announcement of the collaboration between Qualcomm and Google Cloud. The companies have come together to develop a new neural research architecture, also called a NAS. It will focus on helping companies automatically improve their AI models. In other words, there are no manual optimizations.
The architecture will reach the entire Qualcomm portfolio, but for the moment it will be limited to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the company’s new mobile platform, which we’ll detail soon.
With the solution co-created with Google Cloud, the goal is to accelerate the development of a neural network for mobile devices with Qualcomm components. Other areas that benefit range from the Internet of Things to mixed reality devices, always-on computers, and car platforms.
The NAS will also be integrated with the chip developer’s neural processing SDK. This means that developers will be able to access the new feature to explore more of the AI features it has to offer.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is official
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 was introduced as a new mobile platform targeting high-end mobile phones. In addition to changing the family name, there were a number of improvements for this new generation.
Communication is one of the main features. Now, the 5G modem in it supports speeds up to 10Gbps. Wi-Fi 6 and 6E do not count, which can go up to 3.6Gbps for download. In other words, you can expect a very smooth experience when playing your games.
If you like cameras, smartphones equipped with this chip will support 8K recordings with HDR. Another novelty is the feature that allows you to apply some kind of portrait mode while shooting. do you want more? The Snapdragon 8 will also support an always-on camera at low power consumption, for you to use when you open the screen, for example, without significantly affecting the battery.
For those who enjoy playing on mobile, the platform contains more than 50 Snapdragon Elite Gaming functions. They range from improving fluidity to creating the ability to play games on your desktop. Apart from the Adreno GPU, which now comes with improvements in both the ability to render graphics and power saving.
And how is the proper part? Here, you will have a set of techniques that will be responsible for producing cleaner music and sound. One of them will be dedicated to delivering CD-quality wireless audio. In other words, you will be able to hear your favorite audio without losing quality, even with bluetooth headphones.
Qualcomm is committed to delivering all of this by prioritizing user safety on the device with the new chipset. For this, the company has introduced a mechanism that focuses on trust management, especially when the topic is permission for applications and services.
Manufacturers confirm the use of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
After all, when will we see the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1? Some cell phones have already been confirmed as the first cell phones to be powered by the platform. Realme has ensured that the GT 2 Pro is one of the first to come with a Qualcomm chip.
Although no release date has been set, it is certain that the development of the cellular phone began a few months ago and promises to be on top of the line that 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 in line 12, while the second has already set the date of the first appearance of the Edge X30: it will be December 9.
What do you think of the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1? What are your expectations for future mobile phones that will be powered by the platform? What is your assessment of the other chips launched by the company? Tell us in the blank below.
* TudoCelular is live from Hawaii, invited by Qualcomm, to cover the Snapdragon Tech Summit 2021.
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