Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 for enhanced AI and gaming

Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 mobile platform for enhanced generative AI, photography and gaming experiences.

The San Diego, California-based company said Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 will be adopted by major gadget makers including Honor, iQOO, Realme, Redmi and Xiaomi. Commercial devices are expected to be announced in the coming months.

Marquee features of the latest premium-tier platforms include support for powerful on-device generative AI features, an always-sensing ISP, hyper-realistic mobile gaming, breakthrough connectivity and lossless high-definition sound.

“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, senior vice president and general manager of mobile handsets at Qualcomm, in a statement. “We’re elated to introduce the latest addition to our premium Snapdragon 8-series, our most premium mobile offering, bringing a host of exceptional specially selected capabilities to more consumers.”

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The platform supports a broad array of AI models including popular large language models (LLM) such as Baichuan-7B, Llama 2 and Gemini Nano.

“We’re thrilled to collaborate with Qualcomm Technologies to introduce the first device powered by Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 – coming soon,” said William Lu, president of Xiaomi, in a statement. “This
new mobile platform will allow us to provide our customers with a personalized premium experience, all thanks to generative AI.”

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