Snapdragon 8 Gen 2: Better, Faster, Stronger


Qualcomm has unveiled its new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. The new chip is designed to offer users a more immersive experience, as well as enhanced gaming and graphics performance.

Its predecessor the SD 8 Gen 1 was the driver behind most of this year’s flagship devices including the Samsung S22 Series and OnePlus 10 Pro.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will be the power drive for most of flagship smartphones coming out next year.

The 4nm chip (64-bit) is said to improve performance by 30% and allows for 40% more power efficiency in comparison to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

In addition, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip will offer up to 4.35 times the AI performance of its predecessor.

AI Integration

This new chip uses an AI neural network to optimize the camera for different contexts, including faces, facial features, hair, clothes, skies and more. This allows for customized professional image tuning for every detail.

The new SoC will support up to 200MP photo capture and 8K HDR video capture in 10-bit HDR, meaning that you’ll be able to shoot amazingly high-resolution pictures and videos with incredible detail.


With regards to security, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform is said to be safeguarded with Snapdragon Secure. This technology offers the latest in cryptography to ensure that devices are secure from breaches.

Battery Optimization

Now to the big question, battery life? 

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will feature Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 technology, ensuring that your phone’s battery won’t suffer.

Quick Charge 5 is Qualcomm’s latest charging protocol that uses their Battery Saver technology to improve charging efficiency and promote longer device battery lifecycles. 

5G Coverage

The new Snapdragon X70 5G modem has enhanced 5G speed. Plus it supports two 5G SIMs at once.


Snapdragon Elite Gaming also has new features, including advanced accelerated ray tracing, which adds more realistic animations to mobile games.

The first Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 devices are on their way, with companies like ASUS, Motorola, OnePlus, OPPO, Sony, and Xiaomi all committed to using the new chip in their flagship releases.

We can expect to see the first devices before the end of the year.

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