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New Flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 Processor Announced

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new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor has been announced. Let’s talk about it a little bit.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor has represented the pinnacle of the best and most powerful Android phones over the past period, and it will continue to lead for months into 2022 at the heart of a group of flagship phones, including the Samsung Galaxy S series, for example. But today, Qualcomm is preparing to impose a new standard, with the announcement of the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, which we will see later on with the most powerful gaming phones and other more luxurious and of course the most expensive models.

Qualcomm didn’t find a softer or lighter name than the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 for its new processor (also announced with the mid-range Snapdragon 7 Gen 1), but the gist of the name is nothing short of it. The company promises 10% better performance for both the CPU and GPU, and a 15% improvement in energy efficiency when used in games for about an hour, or with social media apps for about 50 minutes.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 Performance
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On the technical side, Qualcomm claims to have improved the power efficiency of the new processor by about 30%, in both computing and graphics tasks, while improving AI capabilities by 20% for every 1 watt of power. But this may not necessarily translate into an improvement in battery life, as the focus has been primarily on the performance aspects.

It seems clear that the company specifically seeks to achieve a higher degree of sustainability in the performance of the new processor, which in theory means maintaining the highest possible operating frequency for the maximum possible period when running games or applications based on fifth generation networks, and this is closely related to the way in which phone manufacturers decide Portable how to cool a beating heart.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
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Qualcomm didn’t address where it made that performance leap, but this time it relied on 4nm nodes from TSMC rather than Samsung. The company previewed a set of features of the new processor (shown above in the image), which are very similar to what we saw with the previous Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. For example, we talk about a maximum capacity of 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM at 3200MHz, with UFS 3.1 storage. Display capabilities up to QHD+ at 144Hz or 4K at 60Hz plus support for 10-bit output and HDR10+ colour.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8-Plus Gen 1 Performance 2
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The wireless connection is based on the Snapdragon X65 modem, which is rated at a maximum speed of 10Gbps, while Wi-Fi 6/6E is powered by the FastConnect 6900 up to 3.6GHz. Bluetooth 5.3 in turn allows audio files to be streamed with aptX Lossless encoding and also supports Bluetooth LA Audio, with greater uptime thanks to the overall efficiency upgrade.

The company will rely on the new chip along with its former sister to supply mobile phone manufacturers, meaning it will not replace it, at least in the near future, so we are expected to see a price jump.

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