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Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC with Wi-Fi 7, smarter image processing and more



Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC

Today, Qualcomm officially unveiled the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor for 2023’s flagship smartphones. The new-gen mobile platform comes with the most advanced features and technologies to provide premium smartphone users with the best performance.

The new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform focus on better and more efficient performance for AI-related tasks. It has a new modem designed for optimal performance from 5G networks and supports Wi-Fi 7 and gets smarter image processing.

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Furthermore, compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the Gen 2’s Kryo CPU includes a prime core based on the Arm Cortex-X3 clocked at 3.2GHz. It carries four performance cores clocked at 2.8GHz (one more than last year) and three efficiency cores clocked at 2.0GHz – all between 200 and 300MHz faster than last year’s hardware.

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The company claims that the CPU of this processor is up to 35% faster than the previous generation, with up to 40% power savings. Similarly, the Adreno GPU is 25% faster with 45% better power efficiency. The entire chip is built on a 4nm process, just like the Gen 1.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2:

Groundbreaking AI:

The AI Engine includes the Qualcomm Hexagon processor, with revolutionary micro tile inference and faster tensor accelerators, for up to 4.35×1 faster AI performance than its predecessor. It further supports INT4 precision that boosts performance-per-watt by up to 60% for continuous AI inference.

Champion-level gameplay:

The new-gen Qualcomm Adreno GPU drives up to 25% faster graphics rendering. Its full arsenal of Snapdragon Elite gaming features adds unmatched realism, including the industry standard for real-time hardware-accelerated ray tracing, which delivers authentic lighting, reflections, and illumination for desktop-level gaming experiences.

Ingenious capture:

The Qualcomm Spectra equips an 18-bit Triple Cognitive ISP and an Always-Sensing Camera with AI. It intelligently enhances every Snapdragon site experience. At the same time, capture incredible shots with up to 200MP single capture.

Accelerated performance:

The Kryo CPU delivers 35% faster performance and 40% better power efficiency. Thanks to brand-new micro-architecture, which converts an efficiency core into an additional performance core to reach peak multi-threaded performance with speeds of up to 3.2GHz.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC

Breakthrough 5G performance:

The Snapdragon X70 5G Modem-RF System is equipped with a Qualcomm 5G AI processor, Qualcomm Smart Transmit, and Qualcomm 5G PowerSave for the latest advancements in speed, coverage, and latency, plus range and link strength.

Record-breaking Wi-Fi 7:

The Qualcomm FastConnect 7800 is the first commercial Wi-Fi 7 with High Band Simultaneous (HBS) multi-link in mobile connectivity systems. The FastConnect 7800 delivers VR-class low-latency, up to 5.8 Gbps, more than twice the speed of Wi-Fi 6.

It also supports Dual Bluetooth, LE Audio and Snapdragon Sound with spatial audio for immersive audio experiences.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Snapdragon 8 Gen 2:

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor for all next year’s flagship smartphones has been announced but it’s likely that the company is developing another variant of the chipset that will be exclusive to Samsung Galaxy S23 series smartphones. Read complete story

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Made in India Chromebooks: Google signs new partnership with HP



Google HP Chromebooks India

Google and HP have announced a partnership to manufacture Chromebooks in India, making them the first Chromebooks to be made in the country. The partnership aims to improve the digital education scenario in India by providing affordable and secure computing devices to students and educators.

According to the information, the Chromebooks will be produced at the Flex Facility near Chennai, where HP has been making various laptops and desktops since August 2020. The production of HP Chromebooks starts on October 2, 2023.

Chromebooks are the leading devices in K-12 education globally, with over 50 million students and teachers using them. Chromebooks have built-in accessibility and security features that make them ideal for online learning.

Today, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai confirmed the partnership through a tweet on X (Twitter). He mentioned, “We are partnering with HP to manufacture Chromebooks in India – These are the first Chromebooks to be made in India and will make it easier for Indian students to have access to affordable and secure computing.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Plus with Snapdragon chip spotted on Google Play Console



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Samsung is not only planning to unveil the Galaxy Tab A9 in India next month but there will be a Plus variant too. In a recent development, the Galaxy Tab A9+ has been spotted on Google Play Console.

Google Play Console listing doesn’t reveal much about its specs, while its existence is almost confirmed. The Galaxy Tab A9 Plus will feature a 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution display, while the size remains unknown at the moment.

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Past reports revealed that this tablet will be equipped with Snapdragon 695 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM. However, the Tab A9 is said to sport MediaTek’s Helio G99 chipset and a 1340 x 800 pixels resolution display.


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Samsung enhances Smart View feature through new update



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Samsung Smart View feature is getting a new update with version This feature allows you to mirror your phone’s screen to your TV, as well as control the TV with your mobile.

Now, the company is enhancing the Samsung Smart View feature through a new update. It fixes some issues that users spotted in previous versions to improve the performance and stability of the app.

The installtion package size of this update is 5.73MB, available on the Galaxy Store. If you use the Smart View function of a Samsung smartphone, then you should install the latest update of it.

You can get the Samsung Smart View update through Galaxy Store >> Menu option >> Updates. Also, you can download it through the link mentioned here.

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