Qualcomm announced a series of news on Tuesday the 24th during the Snapdragon Summit held in Hawaii. These are products for computers, smartphones and headphones. Among the new features is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor aimed at mobile devices. There is also a Snapdragon X Elite processor for PCs. Both new features are designed with a focus on generative AI. The manufacturer also introduced Snapdragon Seamless, a cross-platform technology that aims to make it easier to share data between different devices.
Snapdragon 8 3rd generation
For mobile, there is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, a top-tier processor from the supplier that uses, among other language models (LLM, its abbreviation in English), Meta’s Llama 2, and promises high performance in games, better quality of photos and videos and more connectivity. . Through AI, users will be able to use both text, images, and audio as input to generate an AI response. The response can occur in less than a second and run up to 20 codes/second.
Qualcomm calls the processor Multimodal, and it supports different multimedia models. There can be text, sound, and images as input, and these generic models also respond in one of these ways.
AI models do not run in the cloud, but directly on the smartphone.
The platform’s Qualcomm Kryo CPU can deliver a 30% performance improvement over the previous generation, as well as generating 20% improved power efficiency. The updated Qualcomm Adren GPU produces 25% faster graphics rendering and 25% improved GPU power efficiency.
The new Qualcomm processor will initially be used by global OEMs such as ASUS, Honor, iQOO, MEIZU, NIO, Nubia, OnePlus, OPPO, realme, Redmi, RedMagic, Sony, vivo, Xiaomi and ZTE.
Snapdragon X Elite
For PCs, Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon X Elite processor, also equipped with AI to deliver further gains in CPU performance and battery life. The chip also enables 5G connectivity of up to 10Gbps and Wi-Fi 7.
Snapdragon Seamless is a cross-platform solution, like an ecosystem, aimed at sharing information between Android, Windows and Snapdragon devices using different operating systems.
In practice, according to Qualcomm, it will be possible for mice and keyboards to work on computers, but also on phones and tablets; Files and windows can be dragged and dropped on different types of devices; The headphones can intelligently switch based on the priority of the audio source; Extended Reality (XR) can increase the capabilities of smartphones
Seamless is integrated into Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Snapdragon And gradually to XR, automotive and IoT platforms. Among the companies that are cooperating with Qualcomm to provide this new technology are Microsoft, Xiaomi, OPPO, Lenovo, and Honor, and it is expected to launch the new technology later this year.
The supplier also announced the launch of two audio platforms, Qualcomm S7 and S7 Pro Gen1, developed for headphones and speakers. The solutions combine high performance with low battery consumption, as well as artificial intelligence and micro-power Wi-Fi connectivity, which, according to Qualcomm, allows audio coverage throughout the home, whether it is a house or a building, in addition to supporting streaming. – Up to 192Hz music channel and enhanced multi-channel space for gaming.
This technology will be integrated into the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and Snapdragon X Elite.
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