Snapdragon 2022 Chips Coming for Chromebooks, Nintendo Switch, and Android Flagships


At the annual Snapdragon Tech Summit this week, Qualcomm announced a new generation of chips under its Snapdragon branding. The showstopper was the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 which is essentially an incremental update to last year’s Snapdragon 888 and is due out for the next generation of flagship Android phones later this year and next year. However, the San Diego-based company has announced the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 and Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3 as its two new system-on-chip (SoC) models for Windows laptops and Chromebooks, and the Snapdragon G3x as the chip designed for it. brought as Handheld gaming device.

host Akhil Arora Speaks with Review Editor jamshed avari and senior reviewers sheldon pinto In this week’s episode of the Gadgets 360 podcast of class To discuss the new announcements from Qualcomm.

Big launch for phones this year snapdragon tech summit Was Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SOC. The chip doesn’t have a massive upgrade snapdragon 888 He was launched Last year. although it does Some of the incremental changes are claimed to help provide better processing, faster artificial intelligence (AI) performance, and an enhanced graphics rendering.

One of the major changes coming with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is the new branding which is a departure from the existing number series. as it was clear Qualcomm was running out of numbers – thanks to the launch of various Snapdragon number-series models in the recent past. It seems that even Qualcomm is now promoting Snapdragon as a separate brand using the new nomenclature.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 gets a whole new branding without the company’s no-series title
photo credit: Qualcomm

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is also claimed to have some compelling features including an 18-bit Image Signal Processor (ISP) that enables 8K HDR video capture. There’s also a new Always-On ISP that Qualcomm says will help enable Always-On Face Unlocking, and lock the device when you’re not looking at the screen. Although this particular update may raise some privacy concerns.

Qualcomm has also developed an on-device AI technology in partnership with health-tech company Sonde Health, which claims to analyze users’ vocal patterns to determine if they have health problems including asthma, depression, and conditions are at risk or not. COVID-19,

The features that come with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 could help Qualcomm maintain its strong presence in the smartphone market in 2022 and make it an active competitor against Taiwan. mediatek which also has its dimension limit 5G chips

With Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, Qualcomm Unveiled NS Snapdragon 8CX Gen 3 In the form of its new chip for premium Windows laptops and Chromebooks. It comes as the successor to the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 and is built using 5nm process technology. The chip claims to offer faster performance over competing x86 platforms. company also brought Snapdragon 7c+ Generation 3 Chip for affordable laptops and Chromebooks with 5G connectivity support.

The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 and Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3 are both Qualcomm’s answers Intel And amd – Traditional chipmakers in the laptop market. However, Qualcomm rival MediaTek is also trying to gain both revenue and popularity in the laptop market. with your own chips,

And as a new market entrant, Qualcomm introduced Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 As its first chip for handheld gaming devices. It may be adopted by manufacturers developing dedicated hardware for mobile gamers. including companies Asus, black shark, And Nubia In the past tried to please the audience with their gaming phones. But Qualcomm seems to have taken a different approach this time.

Qualcomm demonstrated a handheld gaming device concept in collaboration with Razer That it is giving developers its new step to make games for. However, we have yet to see how much chipmakers and partners like Razer can do with their ongoing efforts to make a difference in the gaming industry.

Snapdragon G3X Gen 1 Handheld Gaming Device Images Qualcomm Snapdragon 3CX Gen 1 Handheld Gaming Device

The Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 Handheld Gaming Developer Kit is a concept of what we might see in the future
photo credit: Qualcomm

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