Qualcomm recently unveiled its flagship processor – Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 – at an event. Post the announcement of the processor, several Android phone makers including Oppo, OnePlus, Motorola have revealed that their flagship phones will feature the latest Qualcomm processor. The processor is expected to improve the performance and bring several new features. Here we list eight important features that may come with premium Android phones in 2023:
Better CPU performance with new tri-cluster design
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is an octa-core chip that features a new tri-cluster architecture that includes 1x Cortex X3 Prime core clocked at 3.2GHz, 3x Cortex A715 Performance cores clocked at 2.8GHz and 4x Cortex A510 Efficiency cores clocked at 2.0GHz. This higher clock speed of prime cores will offer better overall CPU performance for res
mproved gaming performance with new Adreno GPU
This is the first chipset from Qualcomm to support ray tracing and the chip also comes with a new Adreno GPU which claims to offer up to 25% better gaming performance. Also, the ray tracing support will allow for better more detailed graphics quality.
Dual 5G+5G modes will offer better connectivity
Another major improvement we will get to see with upcoming 8 Gen 2 smartphones will be dual SIM 5G support. This means, both the SIM slots will support 5G and both will be active at the same time just like it happens currently with 4G smartphones.
Latest Wi-Fi standard support for faster speeds and range
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is also equipped with Wi-Fi 7 standards. This means, future handsets will offer Wi-Fi 7 support. For those who don’t know Wi-Fi 7 is the latest Wi-Fi standard which allows for a 6GHz spectrum. Wi-Fi 7 supports 320MHz channel bandwidth which is a wider channel and supports better range, up to 40Gbps speeds and more.
Dual Bluetooth connectivity
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 features Dual Bluetooth technology. According to the company, the technology will allow for better and more reliable Bluetooth connectivity on devices. Apart from that, users will better range for Bluetooth devices.
New camera array with up to 200MP sensors, real-time image processing and more
Camera improvement is something that we get to see almost every year with new flagship devices. Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset comes with Cognitive ISP that automatically enhances photos and videos in real-time. Additionally, the chip includes support for newer camera hardware such as Samsung’s 200MP ISOCELL HP3 sensor, etc.
Built-in spatial audio and head-tracking support
Another major improvement we may get to see is in the audio department. Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 brings native support for spatial audio and head tracking. We are expecting that OEMs will take advantage of this and start offering support in their smartphones as well as TWS earbuds via the company’s newly announced S5 Gen 2 and S3 Gen 2 audio platforms.
Improved AI performance
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-powered devices will bring improved AI processing as the chip now feature the company’s most advanced AI Engine and claims to offer faster and natural language processing with multi-language translation and AI-based camera features.