Qualcomm officially launches its Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 platform

Qualcomm officially launches its Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 platform

Qualcomm formalizes its Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 platform as well as the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 platform.

Qualcomm recently organized an event in China called “Snapdragon Night”, the occasion for the giant to formalize its new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 platform. The + obviously means an improvement, both in terms of performance and efficiency, by compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 platform.

Qualcomm formalizes its Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 platform

Two aspects contribute to these improvements. First of all, the use of semiconductors engraved in 4 nm by TSMC. Then, an optimization in the organization and the internal paths of the chip. As a result of the operation, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC reaches frequencies between 6 and 12% higher. Compared to Snadragon 8 Gen 1, no change in logic or components, ultimately, but better design and manufacturing.

This leads to higher performance, with a 10% gain in CPU performance according to Qualcomm, a 10% increase in GPU frequency and better power management, up to 30% again according to Qualcomm. A truly impressive figure, especially within the same generation of chip. For the user, this will make it possible to take advantage of the most resource-demanding applications, in particular for mixed reality, without overheating the device.

This new platform will offer the possibility to manufacturers to design ultra-premium devices, for what will certainly be the best on the Android device market. Motorola, Honor, Xiaomi or even OnePlus should quickly benefit from the advantages of this new SoC.

As well as the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 platform

At the same time, Qualcomm formalizes its new Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 platform. The objective is always the same, to offer high-end features at a more affordable price, especially for video games and the camera. The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 platform can generate 3D renders 20% faster than its predecessor, the Snapdragon 778G. It can also take snapshots up to 200 MP, against 66 MP so far. Note that the Frame Motion Engine is also integrated into the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. This is a feature that can increase perceived FPS in games without increasing graphics calculations. All at a similar price.

Rachel Maga
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life's biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.