According to Qualcomm, not only has the new processor been improved over its predecessor, the Snapdragon 888, but its power consumption has also been significantly improved.
On Tuesday, Qualcomm’s usual year-end technology conference, the Snapdragon Tech Summit 2021, kicked off. As expected, the manufacturer will immediately unveil its new processor, which will work in the top Android 2022 mobiles — more precisely, part of it. The company says the unit is much stronger than previously made inserts.
As you may have heard before, the manufacturer has invented a new name this year, so instead of the Snapdragon 898, viewers could see the name Snapdragon 8 Gen1. Number 8 indicates that we are dealing with a top processor, and Gen1 suggests that this is the first CPU of the new era.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen1 is Qualcomm’s first 4nm manufacturing technology unit. The cores are based on the ARMv9 architecture, and there are eight of them. The strongest is the Cortex-X2, which can tick at 3 GHz, complemented by three Cortex-A710s (2.5 GHz) and four energy-efficient Cortex-A510s (1.8 GHz).
The manufacturer claims that the new architecture has made the processor 20 percent faster and uses 30 percent less power than the Snapdragon 888.
The Adreno’s GPU performs graphics tasks, outperforming its predecessor by 30 percent while consuming 25 percent less power.
The Adreno Frame Motion Engine, according to the manufacturer, allows the GPU to display games at double the frame rate while not consuming extra power. Or vice versa: you can halve your power consumption at the original frame rate.
The X65 modem provides a 5G connection in the unit, giving a theoretical data transfer rate of 10 Gbps.