Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip with 4x faster AI performance launched for 2022 flagships

Qualcomm introduced its new-generation chipset for flagship smartphones named Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The newest Snapdragon flagship SoC will be powering all upcoming 2022 devices.

Currently, manufacturers like Xiaomi, OnePlus, Oppo, Vivo, Realme, and Motorola are confirmed to bring Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset to their upcoming flagships. The first smartphone featuring the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip is said to arrive before the end of this year, could be Xiaomi 12.


Moving to specification, the successor to last year’s Snapdragon 888, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is the first chipset to bear Qualcomm’s new naming scheme, bypassing the triple-digit numbering system that Qualcomm has previously used for new, generation-based monikers.

The 7th generation Qualcomm AI Engine fully supports ultra-advanced AI use cases and runs 4x faster than the previous generation product. The following are the detailed specs of the new-generation Qualcomm mobile platform.

Qualcomm  Snapdragon 8 Gen1

Qualcomm Snapdragon Gen 1 Specifications


  • 4K at 60 Hz / QHD+ at 144 Hz, Max external display up to 4K @ 60 Hz, Rec. 2020 color gamut, HDR10, and HDR10+, 10-bit color depth

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine:

  • AIE GPU: Qualcomm Adreno GPU
  • Always-on AI: Qualcomm Sensing Hub
  • AIE CPU: Qualcomm Kryo CPU
  • Hexagon Processor: Fused AI Accelerator architecture, Qualcomm Hexagon Vector eXtensions (HVX), Qualcomm Hexagon Scalar Accelerator, Qualcomm Hexagon Tensor Accelerator


  • CPU Clock Speed: Up to 3.0 GHz
  • CPU Cores: Qualcomm Kryo CPU
  • CPU Architecture: 64-bit

Cellular Modem-RF:

  • Built-in Qualcomm Snapdragon X65 5G modem-RF system


  • Bluetooth 5.2, Dual Bluetooth antennas
  • Bluetooth audio: Snapdragon Sound Technology with support for Qualcomm aptX Voice, aptX Lossless, aptX Adaptive, and LE audio, NFC


  • 36 MP triple camera, Up to 64+36 MP dual camera, Up to 108 MP single camera with ZSL, Up to 200MP single camera, Qualcomm Spectra 680 Image Sensor Processor


  • Multi-frame Noise Reduction (MFNR), AI-based face detection, auto-focus, and auto-exposure, Locally Motion Compensated Temporal Filtering, Low light photography architecture


  • Fingerprint sensor,  Biometric Authentication (Fingerprint, Iris, Voice, Face)


  • 3200 MHz Speed, LPDDR5


  • Slow Motion Video Capture: 720p @ 960 FPS
  • Video Capture Formats: Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+, HLG
  • Video Capture Features: 4K Video Capture @ 120 FPS, 8K video capture at 30fps, Bokeh Engine for Video Capture, Video super-resolution
  • Video Capture: 8K HDR Video Capture + 64 MP Photo Capture

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