During the Snapdragon Summit 2023, Qualcomm Technologies unveiled its most powerful PC processor ever: Snapdragon X Elite. A platform that offers high CPU performance, a focus on on-device AI, and great efficiency, for superior battery life. But that’s not the only announcement. The company has indeed announced the new one Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, for top-of-the-range smartphones. And then the chips Qualcomm S7 e S7 Pro Gen1, to improve audio performance. Again: news for the AI and the new Snapdragon Seamless to integrate all products with Qualcomm chips.
Qualcomm announces Snapdragon X Elite, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and more
Computing capacity continues to grow and artificial intelligence, to use it directly on devices, requires high-performance and efficient chips. For this reason, Qualcomm has announced a new chip for top-of-the-range smartphones, a range for intelligent audio devices and also a PC processor that promises truly revolutionary performance, at the top of the market.
The power of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon
The Snapdragon X Elite represents a notable step forward for the company. Specifically, Qualcomm’s new custom CPU processor, the Qualcomm Oryon, offers truly enhanced performance. This new CPU promises to conquer consumers with its energy efficiencywhile allowing them to take their creativity and productivity to new levels. Kedar Kondap, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Compute & Gaming at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., expressed his excitement, stating, “Snapdragon Customized Qualcomm Oryon CPU for super-boosted performance that will delight consumers with incredible energy efficiency and take their creativity and productivity to the next level. Powerful on-device AI experiences will enable seamless multitasking and new intuitive user experiences, enabling consumers and businesses to create and accomplish more.”
One of the standout features of the Snapdragon X Elite is its formidable on-device AI capabilities. This on-device AI promises seamless multitasking and introduces users to intuitive experiences, enabling both consumers and businesses to create and accomplish more than has been possible in the past. With AI becoming an increasingly integral part of our daily lives, having a processor that can handle these tasks efficiently is essential.
The announcement of the Snapdragon important alternative in the PC field. PCs equipped with Snapdragon X Elite are expected on the market in mid-2024.
The new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for smartphones
During the Snapdragon Summit event, Qualcomm also presented its latest premium mobile SoC, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. Which presents several innovations in the field of on-device intelligence, high-quality performance and energy efficiency. In the SoC sector for Android smartphones, Qualcomm is the company to beat. And in fact, this new chip will arrive on devices from many brands: ASUS, Honor, iQOO, MEIZU, NIO, Nubia, OnePlus, OPPO, Realme, Redmi, RedMagic, Sony, Vivo, Xiaomi and ZTE.
The new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 improves AI management throughout the system and delivers world-class AI experiences for consumers. This platform marks the beginning of a new era in generative AI, enabling users to create unique content and exploit new use cases which will revolutionize productivity.
Chris Patrick, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mobile at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., said: “Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 delivers high-performance AI across the system and great experiences for consumers. This platform opens a new era of generative AI that allows users to generate unique content, aid productivity and other game-changing use cases. Every year we strive to design cutting-edge features and technologies that will power our latest Snapdragon 8-series mobile platform and the next generation of flagship Android devices. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is up to the task.”
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The focus on audio: Qualcomm S7 and S7 Pro Gen1
In addition to the Snapdragon X Elite and the new smartphone SoC, Qualcomm today also revealed the new ones Qualcomm S7 and S7 Pro Gen1 audio platforms. These platforms, specially designed for earphones, headphones and speakers, offer top performance, low-power processing, integrated artificial intelligence and advanced connectivity. In particular, The S7 Pro offers ultra-low power Wi-Fi functionalityallowing for an extension of the range of audio devices that is well beyond the current capabilities of Bluetooth.
Dino Bekis, vice president and general manager of Wearables and Mixed Signals Solutions at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., said: “These platforms set a new benchmark for ultra-low-power high-performance audio. They feature world-class technologies that work with the device’s artificial intelligence to deliver immersive, personalized audio experiences wherever you go, whether you’re meeting, socializing, gaming, listening to music, or just hanging out for a while. of tranquility. The S7 Pro platform, with our micro-power Wi-Fi and revolutionary Qualcomm® XPAN technology, further transforms the sound experience by enabling whole-home and building audio coverage, support for the Multi-channel lossless music streaming up to 192kHz and enhanced multi-channel spatial audio for gaming.”
Technology Snapdragon Sound it is integrated into new mobile platforms Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 e Snapdragon X Elite by Qualcomm. Paired with a device powered by the S7 or S7 Pro platforms, it offers consumers a better integrated, quality audio experience.
The importance of on-device artificial intelligence
Large space during the event foron-device artificial intelligence showcasing its latest premium-level platforms designed for Windows 11 PCs and mobile devices. Both the Snapdragon For example, they offer extremely fast support for features like On-device chat support for Windows 11 laptops (at a speed of 30 tokens per second). Or, instant image generation on a smartphone (taking less than a second using the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3).
During the Snapdragon Summit, Qualcomm also introduced Snapdragon Seamless. It is a multiplatform technology that favorsinteroperability between Android, Windows and Snapdragon devices with different operating systems. Allowing them to operate in synergy as a single integrated system.
According to the 2023 Deloitte survey, every US household owns on average 21 different digital devices. With Snapdragon Seamless, device manufacturers and operating system partners can improve and extend multi-device experiences. Thus integrating all these products.
Qualcomm gives some examples:
- Use mouse e keyboards smoothly on PCs, phones and tablets.
- Drag and drop files e windows between different types of devices.
- The earphones they can intelligently switch based on the priority of an audio source.
- La tXR technology can expand the functionality of smartphones.
Snapdragon Seamless integrates Qualcomm mobile platforms, including the latest premium mobile platforms such as Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and premium PC platforms such as Snapdragon X Elite. Added to which are platforms for wearable devices and earphones. In the future, Snapdragon Seamless will expand to additional platforms, including XR, Auto and IoT. Starting this year, Xiaomi, Honor, Lenovo, Microsoft e OPPO, along with others, they are collaborating with Qualcomm Technologies to enable multi-device experiences by leveraging Snapdragon Seamless across global device platforms.
These are the main news announced by Qualcomm at the Snapdragon Summit. Find further information here.