Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is an octa-core chip with a new tri-cluster architecture, consisting of 1x Cortex X3 prime core clocked at 3.2GHz, 3x Cortex A715 performance cores clocked at 2.8GHz and 2.0GHz Contains 4x Cortex A510 efficiency cores. This higher clock speed of Prime Core will offer better full CPU performance to race
Better gaming performance with the new Adreno GPU
This is Qualcomm’s first chipset to support ray tracing and the chip comes with a new Adreno GPU which is claimed to deliver up to 25% better gaming performance. Also the ray tracing support will allow for better and detailed graphics quality.
Dual 5G+5G mode will provide better connectivity
Another major improvement that we will see in the upcoming 8 Gen 2 smartphone will be dual SIM 5G support. This means that both the SIM slots will support 5G and both will be active at the same time. As is currently the case with 4G smartphones.
Latest Wi-Fi standard support for faster speeds and range
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is also equipped with Wi-Fi 7 standard. This means that future handsets will support Wi-Fi 7. For those who do not know Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi 7 is the latest Wi-Fi standard that allows 6GHz spectrum. Wi-Fi 7 supports 320 MHz channel bandwidth which is a larger channel and supports speeds of up to 40 Gbps and better range.
dual bluetooth connectivity
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has dual bluetooth technology. According to the company, better and more reliable Bluetooth connectivity will be available on technology devices. Apart from this, users will get better range for Bluetooth devices.
New camera with 200MP sensor, real-time image processing
Camera improvements are something we see almost every year with new flagship devices. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset comes with Cognitive ISP that automatically enhances photos and videos in real time. Apart from this, the chip also includes support for new camera hardware like Samsung’s 200MP ISOCELL HP3 sensor, etc.
Built in spatial audio and head-tracking support
Another major improvement we can see is in the audio department. Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 brings native support for native audio and head tracking. It can be expected that OEMs will take advantage of this and start rolling out support in their smartphones as well as TWS earbuds via the company’s newly introduced S5 Gen 2 and S3 Gen 2 audio platforms.
better AI performance
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-powered devices will bring better AI processing as the chip now features the company’s most advanced AI engine. Claims to offer fast and natural language processing with multi-language translation and AI based camera features.