Qualcomm unveils its flagship chipset with improved AI capabilities, efficiency and performance – Times of India

At the Snapdragon Summit 2023, Qualcomm announced its latest and most powerful flagship mobile chipset – Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. The new chipset aims to offer users faster CPU performance, better graphics performance and artificial intelligence improvements, and best-in-class power efficiency. . It comes with an improved Adreno GPU, a faster modem and better connectivity options. Apart from that, Qualcomm has also improved the security on the device with the latest flagship chip.
Brings system AI improvements
The highlight of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip is its improved AI features. Qualcomm says the chipset delivers high-performance AI throughout the system to deliver premium AI performance.
“Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 delivers high-performance AI throughout the system to deliver premium-
Level performance and extraordinary experience for users. This platform ushers in a new era of generative AI that enables users to create unique content, aid productivity and more
Breakthrough use cases. ” said Chris Patrick, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mobile
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 adaptation
Qualcomm has indicated that the new chipset will power premium Android smartphones worldwide. Several OEMs are ready to launch their premium smartphones based on this chipset. These include Asus, Honor, iQ0oo, Meizu, NIO, Nubia, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Redmi, RedMagic, Sony, Vivo, Xiaomi and ZTE.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3: Features
According to the company, the new AI Engine is a game-changing innovation designed for on-device generative AI applications. It ushers in a new era of virtual assistants that will transform the way users interact. It supports multimodal generative AI models such as Meta's Large Language Models (LLM), Language Vision Models (LVM), and Transformer Network-based Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) with up to 10 billion parameters, all processed across devices.
With its stable diffusion technology, it can generate images in just a fraction of a second and ensures fast content creation. In addition, Qualcomm's AI Engine also boasts impressive speed, with LLM models capable of running 20 tokens per second, one of the fastest in the smartphone industry. In addition, it offers on-device personalization using data such as favorite activities, fitness level and location to provide personalized AI responses.
It also features a Hexagon NPU that delivers up to 98% faster performance, and the Qualcomm Sensing Hub sees a 3.5x AI performance boost.

component characteristics
Artificial intellect
Qualcomm AI Engine – Qualcomm Adreno GPU – Qualcomm Kryo CPU – Qualcomm Hexagon NPU – Fusion AI Accelerator Architecture – Hexagonal Scalar, Vector and Tensor Accelerators – Hexagon Direct Link – Updated Micro-Tile Inference – Updated Power Delivery System – Mixing Precision Support (INT8+INT) – All Precision support (INT4, INT8, INT16, FP16)
Qualcomm Sensing Hub – Dual micro NPU for audio and sensors – Dual Always-Sensing ISP – Support for INT4 precision
5G modem-RF system
Snapdragon X75 5G modem-RF system – 5G Advanced-ready – 5G mmWave and sub-6 GHz – 5G independent (SA) and non-independent (NSA) modes – Downlink: up to 10 Gbps – Uplink: up to 3.5 Gbps – Global 5G Multi-SIM – mmWave: 8 carriers , 2×2 MIMO – Sub-6 GHz: 4×4 MIMO – Converged mmWave-sub-6 transmitter
Qualcomm 5G AI Suite Gen 2 – Sensor-modem-RF solution for mmWave beam steering – AI-enhanced channel state feedback – AI-enhanced antenna tuning – AI-enhanced GNSS location Gen 2 – Qualcomm 5G AI processor Gen 2 with dedicated tensor hardware accelerator – Qualcomm 5G PowerSave Gen 4 – Qualcomm Smart Transmit Gen 4 technology with Snapdragon Satellite support – Qualcomm Wideband Envelope Tracking – Qualcomm Power RF Efficiency Suite – Qualcomm 5G Ultra-Low Latency Suite – 3GPP Release 17 and Release 18 support – Multimode support, N-GD: – DC, LTE, CBRS, WCDMA, HSPA, TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Qualcomm FastConnect 7800 system – Wi-Fi generation: Wi-Fi 7 – Maximum speed: 5.8 Gbps – Support for various Wi-Fi standards – Integrated Bluetooth with advanced audio functions
Qualcomm Spectra image signal processor – Cognitive ISP, triple 18-bit ISP – Real-time semantic segmentation – Engine for Visual Analytics 4.0, including hardware acceleration for iToF depth sensors up to 1080p30 – Support for various HDR image sensors – Photo capture up to 200 megapixels – AI-based facial recognition and 3A (auto focus, auto exposure and auto white balance) – recommended setting. 2020 color gamut photo and video capture – 10-bit color depth photo and video capture – 8K HDR video capture + 64 MP photo capture – 10-bit HEIF: HEIC photo capture, HEVC video capture – Google Ultra HDR photo capture – HDR video capture Formats: HDR10+, HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision – 8K HDR Video Capture @ 30 FPS – 4K Video Capture @ 120 FPS – Slow Motion Video Capture 720p @ 960 FPS – Bokeh Engine 2 for Video Capture – Pro Sight Video Capture – Night Vision Video Capture RAW with AI noise reduction 4K 60 FPS – Computational HDR video capture: up to 4 exposures (with QDOL image sensors) – Super video resolution – Multi-frame noise reduction (MFNR) – Local motion compensated temporal filtering – True photo capture with C2PA compliant certificate authority
Qualcomm Aqstic Audio Codec – Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N) – Playback: -108 dB
Qualcomm Aqstic smart speaker amplifier – Advanced audio features
Qualcomm audio and voice communication suite – Spatial audio with head tracking
Display support on the device – 4K @ 60 Hz – QHD+ @ 144 Hz
Maximum external display support – up to 8K @ 30 Hz – up to 1080 @ 240 Hz – variable refresh rate support
Qualcomm Kryo CPU – 64-bit architecture – 1 Prime core, up to 3.3 GHz – Arm Cortex-X4 technology – 5 performance cores, up to 3.2 GHz* – 2 efficiency cores, up to 2.3 GHz*
visual subsystem
Adreno GPU – Real-time hardware accelerated ray tracing with global lighting – Support for Unreal Engine 5 Lumen global lighting and reflection system – Snapdragon game super resolution – Adreno Frame Motion Engine 2.0 – Snapdragon Game Post Processing Accelerator – HDR games (10-bit color, Rec. 2020 Color gamut vision
Security components – Trust Management Engine (Root of Trust) – Android DICE-based remote key provisioning support – Qualcomm Trusted Execution Environment & Services (TEE) – Qualcomm Type-1 Hypervisor – Secure Processing Unit – Qualcomm wireless edge services – Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor and Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max (fingerprint sensor)
Location characteristics – Simultaneous GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, NavIC – Triple frequency GNSS (L1/L2C/L5) – Sensor assisted positioning 6.0 – Global map assisted – Urban pedestrian navigation with pavement accuracy – Global freeway lane level vehicle navigation
Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 technology – Fast charging support
memory support – LP-DDR5x memory support, up to 4800 MHz – Memory density: up to 24 GB