Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 SoC 
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Qualcomm on Monday announced the launch of Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 platform for flagship Android smartphones. The new system-on-chip (SoC) is a lite version of Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 that powers flagship Android phones.

According to the U.S.-based company, the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 can support on-device generative AI (Gen AI) features, Wi-Fi 7, HD sound, including spatial audio with head tracking, and provide improved mobile gaming performance.

The Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 will also support more than 30 large language models (LLM) like Baichuan-7B, Llama 2 and Gemini Nano.

Qualcomm claims their new SoC can generate original content from spoken, written, or image prompts with on-device Gen AI assistance. The new chip can handle camera resolution of upto 200MP and display refresh rate of 144Hz.

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Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi, will be the first one to launch a new device powered by Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 in March, the company confirmed.

Soon, the new mobile platform from Qualcomm will ship in Honor, iQOO, and Realme later this month.

“With capabilities including on-device generative AI and advanced photography features, Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 is designed to enhance user experiences, fostering creativity and productivity in their daily lives.” said Chris Patrick, SVP and GM, mobile handsets, Qualcomm.

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