Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 Chipset with 4nm Manufacturing Process

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 Chipset with 4nm Manufacturing Process

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Qualcomm officially announced today the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 chipset, featuring a Cortex-X4 core and a 4nm manufacturing process, designed for premium smartphones this year.

Qualcomm introduced its latest chipset for premium smartphones today, featuring a primary Cortex-X4 core clocked at 3.0GHz, along with 4 cores at 2.8GHz for performance boost and 3 cores at 2.0GHz for efficiency enhancement.

Additionally, the chipset boasts a 4nm manufacturing process and supports LPDDR5x RAM up to 24GB with speeds of up to 4200 MHz. It also supports UFS 4.0 storage capacity and USB 3.1 Gen 2 standards through the USB-C port.

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 Chipset with 4nm Manufacturing Process

On the connectivity front, the chipset includes the Snapdragon X70 5G modem chip. Qualcomm confirms that the 8s Gen 3 chipset supports 3GPP Release 17 standards, with power-saving features for 5G network connectivity.

The chipset also supports Wi-Fi 7 standards for increased bandwidth and lower power consumption. In terms of audio, the chipset supports wireless audio streaming at 15-bit 44.1 kHz.

The highlight of Qualcomm’s upgrade in this version is the inclusion of its AI technology, capable of running Llama 2, Baichuan-7B, and Gemini Nano for enhanced AI processing.

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 Chipset with 4nm Manufacturing Process

The chipset aims to deliver a better user experience in gaming and camera capabilities, with an 18-bit ISP processor integrated with Hexagon NPU for more efficient image processing. These features are expected to enhance camera performance in face stabilization or subject tracking, with support for face recognition and quick QR code scanning.

Moreover, the processor supports three cameras with resolutions of 36 megapixels at 30 frames per second without shutter lag, a 108-megapixel camera at 30 frames per second, or a 200-megapixel resolution for still images.

The Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 chipset supports capturing photos and videos in 10-bit depth, HEIC, and HEVC formats, with support for 4K HDR video at 60 frames per second.

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 Chipset with 4nm Manufacturing Process

The chipset comes with an Adreno GPU, featuring ray tracing technology for better gaming performance. It also supports the Adreno Frame Motion Engine 2.0 for frame rate doubling without consuming additional power, and it supports the “Snapdragon Game Super” technology for pixel doubling in images.

Additionally, the processor supports QHD+ displays with a 144Hz refresh rate or 4K displays at a 60Hz refresh rate. It also supports variable refresh rates from 1Hz to 240Hz and can support an external 8K display at 30Hz or a 1080p display at 240Hz.

It’s worth noting that the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 chipset supports this year’s releases from brands like Honor, iQOO, Realme, and Xiaomi, with premium models featuring the chipset expected to launch officially in markets within a few months.

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