Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 mobile platform, unveils Wireless AR Smart Viewer reference design

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Qualcomm today launched two new mobile platforms at a global launch event. While Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is the successor to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 system-on-chip, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 is the successor to the company’s Snapdragon 778G SoC. Apart from these, the company also unveiled the Wireless AR Smart Viewer reference design, which is based on the company’s Snapdragon XR2 platform.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 Availability

As far as availability is concerned, Qualcomm said that the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC will be launched by companies like ASUS ROG, Black Shark, HONOR, iQOO, Lenovo, Motorola, Nubia, OnePlus, OPPO, OSOM, realme, RedMagic, Redmi will be adopted. , Vivo, Xiaomi and ZTE and devices powered by this chipset will be available in the third quarter of 2022.

On the other hand, Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 will be adopted by companies like HONOR, OPPO and Xiaomi and devices powered by this chipset will hit the market in the second quarter of 2022.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1

Coming to the specifications, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is clocked at up to 3.2GHz. It also has Qualcomm Adreno GPU. This chipset comes with Snapdragon X65 5G modem that offers peak download speeds of up to 10 Gbps. Apart from 5G, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 has Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 for WiFi and Bluetooth. It offers a maximum speed of 3.6 Gbps and has support for 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 6 GHz WiFi bands. It also has support for NFC, USB 3.1, and USB-C.

Talking about the camera, this newly launched processor comes with Qualcomm Spectra Image Signal Processor and it supports triple camera setup of 36MP configuration, dual camera setup of 64+36MP configuration and single camera of 200MP configuration. For videos, it supports 8K video at 30fps and 4K video at 120fps.

For video, it has Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10 and HLG technologies and for audio it has Qualcomm Aqstic and Qualcomm aptX technologies. It offers support for LPDDR5 storage up to 3200 MHz with Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 technology.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1

The clock speed of Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 is 2.4 GHz. It also has Qualcomm Adreno GPU. This chipset comes with Snapdragon X62 5G modem that offers peak download speed of up to 4.4Gbps. Apart from 5G, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 has Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 for WiFi and Bluetooth. It offers peak speed of 3.6 Gbps and has support for 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 6 GHz WiFi bands and has support for Bluetooth 5.3. It also has support for NFC, USB 3.1, and USB-C.

Talking about the camera, this newly launched processor comes with Qualcomm Spectra Image Signal Processor and it supports triple camera setup of 35MP configuration, dual camera setup of 64+20MP configuration and single camera of 64MP configuration. For videos, it supports FHD+ video at 144Hz and QHD+ video at 60Hz.

It offers support for LPDDR5 storage up to 3200 MHz with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+.

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Qualcomm Wireless AR Smart Viewer

Lastly, Qualcomm unveiled the Wireless AR Smart Viewer, which is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 platform. Qualcomm says this cord-free reference design will help OEMs and ODMs more seamless and cost-efficient prototyping and bring lightweight, premium AR glasses to market. It features dual micro-OLED binocular displays that offer a resolution of 1920×1080 per eye and a frame rate of up to 90Hz. It has no-motion-blur feature to deliver a seamless AR experience. It also features dual monochrome cameras on the Smart Viewer and an RGB camera that enables six-degrees of freedom head tracking and hand tracking with gesture recognition. For connectivity, it has Qualcomm’s FastConnect 6900 solution, which provides Wi-Fi 6 and 6E and Bluetooth connectivity.

As far as availability is concerned, the Viewer Reference Design is available for select partners at this time. Wider availability is expected in the coming months.

Qualcomm Launches Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 Mobile Platform, Wireless AR Smart Viewer Reference Design Revealed First appeared on BGR India.

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