Qualcomm recently unveiled its flagship processor – Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 – at an event. After 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 performance and bring many 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
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is an octa-core chip with a new tri-cluster architecture consisting of 1x Cortex X3 Prime Core at 3.2GHz, 3x Cortex A715 Performance Core at 2.8GHz and 4x Cortex A52GHz co-clocked. This higher clock speed of the prime core will provide overall CPU performance in reserve
Improved 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 that claims to offer up to 25% better gaming performance. Also, ray tracing support will allow for more detailed graphics quality.
Dual 5G+5G modes will offer better connectivity
Another major improvement we will see in the 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 as it is currently in 4G smartphones.
Latest Wi-Fi standard support for faster speed and range
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is also equipped with Wi-Fi 7 standard. This means, future handsets will offer Wi-Fi 7 support. For those not familiar with Wi-Fi, 7 is the latest Wi-Fi standard that allows for the 6GHz spectrum. Wi-Fi 7 supports 320MHz channel bandwidth which is a wider channel and supports up to 40Gbps speed and better range.
Dual Bluetooth connectivity
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has dual Bluetooth technology. According to the company, the technology will provide better and more reliable Bluetooth connectivity on devices. Apart from that, users will get a better range for Bluetooth devices.
A new camera array with up to 200MP sensors, real-time image processing and more
Camera improvements are something that 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. Additionally, the chip 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 will see is in the audio department. Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 brings native support for spatial audio and head tracking. We expect OEMs to take advantage of this and offer support in their smartphones as well as TWS earbuds through the company’s newly announced S5 Gen 2 and S3 Gen 2 audio platforms.
Improved AI performance
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-powered devices will bring improved AI processing as the chip now has the company’s most advanced AI engine and is claimed to offer fast and natural language processing with multi-language translation and AI-based camera features.