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Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform: Official

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On May 20, Qualcomm officially launched the brand new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor that will debut with upcoming flagship smartphones. Aside from the new SoC, the company has also announced the news about related mobile devices, while, we’re here talking about the newly launched Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor.

When it comes to performance, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor has a super-core Cortex-X2, large-core A710, and the small-core A510. Compared to the standard variant, the overall performance of the CPU is increased by about 10%.

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Moreover, the maximum frequency of the CPU is increased to 3.2GHz, and the GPU is increased by about 10%. Besides, the GPU power consumption of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is up to 30% lower than the 8 Gen 1, while the CPU and overall power consumptions are reduced by about 30% and 15%, respectively.

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Adding to this, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 supports the seventh-generation Qualcomm AI engine, which improves energy efficiency by 20%. In terms of game performance, it supports HDR games, variable resolution rendering advanced version (VRS Pro), stereo rendering, and physical rendering features.

The most important aspect is battery life. For example, if the battery capacity is less than 4000mAh, the game time of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is increased by nearly an hour, the video playback time by over 80 minutes, and the music playback time by nearly 17 hours.

Aside from this, the new chipset also comes with Qualcomm aptX Lossless audio technology, 5G downlink rate up to 10Gbps, up to 200MP camera sensor support, as well as Android Ready SE certification, while supporting 8K HDR video and 64MP photos.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 are expected to debut with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor sometime in August this year. You can check early rumors here:

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Samsung joins AT&T to uplevel customer support with AI tools

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Samsung inked a fruitful collaboration with AT&T to upgrade its customer support. Right after the Unpacked, Samsung announced a handful of upgrades to its customer care network for Galaxy devices. The company has also debuted  AI-powered tools to better address consumer concerns.

According to Samsung, Galaxy consumers can call upon AT&T’s Call Center agents for help regarding (in-warranty) walk-in phone repair services. The company confirmed these services will be available at any of its 700 retail or uBreakiFix locations across the United States.

Meanwhile, the phone repair service may only be available for AT&T customers. High-level collaboration might also result in same-day service opportunities. Besides, the company’s AT&T alliance adds Same Unit Repair (SUR) options to the network’s customers.

“Introducing new partnerships and using AI-powered tools to further enhance the capabilities of our agents, allows for more efficient and effective experiences, extending our commitment to exceptional Care,” said Mark Williams, Vice President of Customer Care for Samsung Electronics America.

The Korean tech giant also reiterated its commitment to get a person’s sensitive device back into their hands quickly. The new SUR will play a key role here, devices will get fixed fixed to “factory quality condition” and return without needing a “comparable new or refurbished unit.”

Benefits of Walk-In Service:

  • Same-Day Repairs: Available for most mobile phones, including Galaxy S21 models and newer, with appointments by 3 PM or earlier.
  • One-on-One Consultation: Personalized service for a better customer experience.
  • No Data Transfer Needed: Your device will be returned with the same settings, to get you back up and running immediately.
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Synopsis and Samsung closely working on 2nm semiconductor

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Synopsis reiterated its cooperation with Samsung on the 2nm process. The company is introducing new semiconductor technologies to shorten the development and launch period. It makes full use of artificial intelligence to automate manufacturing facilities.

GM of Synopsis announced that it is collaborating with Samsung and SK Hynix. Both Korea-based semiconductor vendors are working with Synopsis for further advancements. Synopsis revealed that AI is being applied to automate HBM development by manufacturers this year.

Automated manufacturing sites will significantly increase the launch speed of HBM makers. In addition, Samsung’s Foundry business has also partnered with Synopsis on the development of an advanced 2nm process technology.

Synopsis GM also shared key details of their collaboration with Samsung. The companies are working on the development of future technology, silicon photonics. FYI, silicon photonics transmits signals through optical fibers and attracts attention as a next-gen input/output tech.

Last month, the Korean tech giant announced that it plans to debut silicon photonics technology around 2027. Synopsys explained that applying “Synopsys.ai Copilot” can shorten the semiconductor launch period.

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Samsung was the first chip maker which achieve 3nm process technology. The company has also commercialized its 3nm products for mines industry. For mobile devices, the Galaxy Watch 7 debuted a 3nm Exynos processor with improved performance and efficiency.

Meanwhile, the company is facing issues with its second-gen 3nm process yield. The production yield is currently 20% which makes it almost impossible for mass production. As a result, it’s too hard for Samsung to kick off the mass production of the 3nm Exynos 2500 processor.

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Galaxy AI brings smart Composer feature to Samsung Keyboard

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Samsung announced the new Galaxy AI Composer feature for the Samsung Keyboard. The feature is initially available for Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Z Fold 6 smartphones. We expect it to arrive on older Galaxy AI-supported devices later this year.

Galaxy AI Composer feature is added to the Samsung Keyboard app. Galaxy users can easily generate suggested text based on simple keywords for email and supported media apps. The feature is quite smart and uses advanced machine learning and AI capabilities to compose text.

For instance, it will offer you a social media caption based on the tone you often use. There’s no need to worry about privacy as it only analyzes data from your previous public posts. Once done, it delivers relevant content that you may use without any modification.

Notably, Composer is a cloud-processing-based AI feature. It requires your Galaxy handset to be connected with a stable network connection and a Samsung Account login. Currently, it’s available in a limited number of languages with future expansion likely.

Apart from this, Galaxy AI also brings Sketch to Image and PDF Overlay Translation features. The former allows you to create artistic images by drawing simple sketches in the Notes app. The latter makes it possible to translate the entire PDF in real time without switching apps.

The Korean tech giant finally launched new Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Z Fold 6 smartphones, Galaxy Buds 3 and Buds 3 Pro earbuds, Galaxy Watch 7 and Watch Ultra smartwatches as well as the Galaxy Ring. One UI 6.1.1 and One UI 6 Watch have many new features for Samsung consumers.

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