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Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3: Here’s Full Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is on the way. 
  • The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is designed particularly for improving generative AI than ever. 
  • The brand offers tons of top-notch specifications, which include an 8-core CPU, 4nm process, Adreno 754 GPU, Snapdragon X75 5G modem, and many more. 

Qualcomm is gearing up to announce its forthcoming mobile chipset, the one and only Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, which will surely enhance the user’s experience and device’s performance to the next level and also authorize generative AI on the next generation of flagship smartphones

The tech giant disclosed that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is designed particularly for improving generative AI than ever; this will be the most powerful and versatile mobile platform in the tech market. So the users will experience all the best performance and features on their smartphones. 

However, there are enough rumors and leaks in the air, but it is yet not clear exactly when the brand will announce the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. Meanwhile, it is expected that the upcoming OnePlus 12 will be powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in February next year. The reports are also indicating that Google may be ditching its ARM64-based Tensor for this chipset. 

Here’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Specifications 

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will be the world’s most powerful mobile chipset, as reports say. The brand offers tons of top-notch specifications, which include an 8-core CPU, 4nm process, Adreno 754 GPU, Snapdragon X75 5G modem, and many more. The detailed specifications are mentioned below; 

Artificial Intelligence 

  • Qualcomm® AI Engine
  • Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU
  • Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU
  • Qualcomm® Hexagon™ NPU
  • Fused AI accelerator architecture
  • Hexagon scalar, vector, and tensor accelerators
  • Hexagon Direct Link
  • Upgraded Micro Tile Inferencing
  • Upgraded power delivery system
  • Support for mix precision (INT8+INT16)
  • Support for all precisions (INT4, INT8, INT16, FP16)Qualcomm® Sensing Hub
  • Dual micro NPUs for audio and sensors
  • Dual Always-Sensing ISPs to support
  • two concurrent Always-Sensing Cameras
  • Support for INT4 precision

CPU 

  • Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU
  • 64-bit Architecture
  • 1 Prime core, up to 3.3 GHz
  • 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 Illumination
  • Support for Unreal Engine 5 Lumen Global Illumination and Reflections System
  • Snapdragon Game Super Resolution
  • Adreno Frame Motion Engine 2.0
  • Snapdragon Game Post-Processing Accelerator
  • HDR gaming (10-bit color depth, Rec. 2020 color gamut)
  • Snapdragon Shadow Denoiser
  • API support: OpenGL® ES 3.2, OpenCL™ 2.0 FP, Vulkan® 1.3
  • Hardware-accelerated H.265, VP9, AV1 decoder
  • HDR Playback Codec support for HDR10+, HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision

5G Modem-RF System 

  • Snapdragon® X75 5G Modem-RF System

Memory 

  • Memory Density: Up to 24 GB
  • Support for LP-DDR5x memory, up to 4800 MHz

Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 

  • Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 7800 System
  • Wi-Fi Generation: Wi-Fi 7
  • Peak Speed: 5.8 Gbps
  • 802.11be, 802.11ax, 802.11ac, 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Spectral Bands: 6 Ghz, 5 GHz, 2.4 GHz
  • Channel Bandwidth: 320/240/160/80/40/20 MHz
  • 8-stream sounding (for 8×8 MU-MIMO)
  • MIMO Configuration: 2×2 (2-stream)
  • MU-MIMO (Uplink & Downlink)
  • 4K QAM
  • OFDMA (Uplink & Downlink)
  • High Band Simultaneous (HBS) Multi-Link
  • Wi-Fi Security: WPA3-Enterprise, WPA3-Enhanced Open, WPA3 Easy Connect, WPA3-Personal Integrated Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Audio: Snapdragon Sound™ Technology with support for Qualcomm XPAN Technology, Qualcomm® aptX™ Voice, aptX Lossless, aptX Adaptive, and LE Audio
  • Bluetooth Features: Bluetooth 5.4, LE Audio, Dual Bluetooth antennas

Display 

  • On-Device Display Support:
  • 4K @ 60 Hz
  • QHD+ @ 144 Hz
  • Maximum External Display Support:
  • Up to 8K @ 30 Hz
  • Up to 1080p @ 240 Hz
  • Variable Refresh Rate support for 240 Hz to 1 Hz
  • 10-bit color depth, Rec. 2020 color gamut
  • HDR10, HDR10+, HDR vivid, and Dolby Vision

Audio 

  • Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio codec
  • Qualcomm Aqstic smart speaker amplifier
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N)
  • Playback: -108dB
  • Qualcomm® Audio and Voice Communication Suite
  • Spatial audio with head-tracking

Camera 

  • Qualcomm Spectra™ Image Signal Processor
  • Cognitive ISP, Triple 18-bit ISPs
  • Up to 36 MP triple camera @ 30 FPS with Zero Shutter Lag
  • Up to 64+36 MP dual camera @ 30 FPS with Zero Shutter Lag
  • Up to 108 MP single camera @ 30 FPS with Zero Shutter Lag
  • 8K HDR video capture + 64 MP photo capture @ 30 FPS
  • 4K video capture @ 120 FPS

USB 

  • Version 3.1 Gen 2; USB Type-C Support

By all these above specifications, it seems that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will set the stage on fire at the next level and offer seamless performance. 

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