Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 on the Xiaomi 14 series via Revu Philippines

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 announced, confirmed to debut on Xiaomi 14 series

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Qualcomm has announced its new flagship chipset and the sequel to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which powers most of today’s top-end smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S23 series.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is now official, and it’s the company’s first mobile chip built specifically for generative artificial intelligence. It will run generative AI models on devices, speeding up the AI processes that are usually outsourced to the cloud, and will support more than 20 AI models at launch. On-device AI processing will bring benefits to privacy and energy efficiency as well.

The processor will be built on TSMC’s 4nm technology and uses a 3.3GHz Cortex-X4 super core. This high-performance core is joined by Cortex-A720 cores running at up to 3.15GHz and Cortex-A520 efficiency cores clocked at 2.27GHz.

Presented at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit

The first batch of OEMs that will use the newly launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 includes ASUS, OPPO, realme, Samsung, vivo and Xiaomi. Just the other day, we reported that the upcoming Xiaomi 14 and Xiaomi 14 Pro with HyperOS have been spotted on benchmarking platform Geekbench sporting Qualcomm’s latest and greatest. And it turns out that Xiaomi’s next generation of flagship smartphone series is indeed the first to be built around the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. (Update, October 27: The HyperOS-powered Xiaomi 14 Pro and Xiaomi 14 have launched as the world’s first Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 phones!)

According to Qualcomm, the new flagship chip offers up to 30% better CPU performance than previous generations. It’s also more energy efficient by up to 20%, while power consumption with the same performance should be reduced by 34%. In terms of the GPU, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 has an integrated Adreno 750 graphics, offering 35% faster peak performance as well as hardware-based ray tracing and support for the Unreal 5 engine.

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 15 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.