A new set of commands, new cores, a new manufacturing process and new branding accompany the chip The American developer's new senior mobile, on the way to the battle for the kingdom of the Android market for 2022
A few weeks after the pleasant surprise provided to us by Mediatek with its Dimensity 9000, it's Qualcomm's turn to act - and introduce the world to chip The processing that is expected to become the basis for a large number of flagships in the Android market over the coming year.
The rumored product with the name Snapdragon 898 became Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and will offer an array of eight ARMv9 cores, with a senior Kryo Prime core based on Cortex-X2 with an operating frequency of up to 3GHz, three Cortex-A710 cores (or Kryo Gold) Powerful with up to 2.5GHz and four more cost-effective Cortex-A510 (Kryo Silver) cores up to 1.8GHz, all under state-of-the-art 4 nm lithography from Samsung - so in terms of overall processing the capabilities seem to be particularly close to those of chip God-Dimensions 9000 that uses the same array, with very similar frequencies and cache memories. At least on paper (when in reality we already know that chips may operate in different settings under the same application for a variety of heat and battery saving considerations that are not visible to end consumers).
The new built-in graphics adreno core in the chip, which has yet to get a model number like the ones we were used to seeing in all chip Snapdragon Other than the last few years, it is designed to offer an improvement of up to 30 percent in performance compared to the senior Adreno 660 inSnapdragon 888 / Snapdragon 888 Plus (with theoretical performance of 1,720GFLOPS, which brings us to an estimate in the region of 2,200GFLOPS for the new generation) - and there is also a controller memory L Of four channels at 3,200MT / s as the base, which is a relative disadvantage compared to theDimensions 9000 that also supports faster LPDDR5X memories as I recall.
Qualcomm has integrated a new senior Snapdragon X65 modem within the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, with network support Mobile phones Of the second, third, fourth and fifth generation including in the field of millimeter waves, so that the combined theoretical download speed reaches an exciting figure of 10,000 megabits per second, while the maximum combined upload speed remains unchanged compared to the previous generation with up to 3,000 megabits per second. There is also media support Wi-Fi Dual-channel 6E wireless leads to theoretical transfer speeds of up to 3,600 megabits per second, as well as support for short-term communication at 60GHz under 802.11ad / ay standards with speeds of up to 10,000 megabits per second (which has not really gained momentum in the market in recent years, so seen).
The image processing engine in Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 includes support for sensors with a maximum resolution of 200 megapixels, photography of images up to 108 megapixels with ZSL technology (RT Zero Shutter Lag) and photography of up to three ZSL images with a resolution of 36 megapixels Pixel one at a time, in rapidly evolving computational photography worlds, plus 8K video capture with HDR at 30 frames per second, and video capture 4k עם HDR At a rate of up to 120 frames per second.
The mass availability of the new Snapdragon chips is expected in the first month of 2022, but it seems that the partner manufacturers of Qualcomm Are already queuing up and planning to make formal announcements of smart devices based on theSnapdragon 8 Gen 1 During the current month - so that we can start debating what exactly we will want to buy when the models start to gradually land on the shelves.