Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 announced: It’ll bring all the killer features to your next phone

Qualcomm’s annual Snapdragon Summit is an opportunity for the chipmaker to showcase the advancements its latest chips and technologies are bringing to the next wave of devices and experiences in mobile, automotive, audio, mixed reality and more.

It’s also where the company’s next flagship mobile chip typically debuts as part of the conference (likely to power the next wave of the best Android phones), and sure enough, on November 15, the highlight of the first day of the summit It was the unveiling of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.

Those following Qualcomm’s current mobile chipset naming conventions may have guessed — after moving away from the three-digit system the previous year — that 2021’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 successor would be the 8 Gen 2, and now it’s been mooted. up.

For those familiar, the underlying CPU architecture (a ‘prime’ core, supported by four performance cores and three efficiency cores) may not seem like a notable departure from its predecessor, but Qualcomm has made a myriad of tweaks across its latest and greatest mobile SoC (system on chip) that bring significant improvements to key aspects of the mobile computing experience; like AI processing, gaming fidelity, image processing, connectivity and power efficiency.