The subsequent large Snapdragon chip headed to Android telephones is prone to be introduced this week — and particulars have leaked early revealing a heavy deal with AI. According to MSPoweruser, Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will help some helpful and inventive AI digicam instruments, together with the flexibility to take away objects from movies, increase areas of a photograph, and generate faux backgrounds.
The leaked advertising and marketing supplies additionally boast concerning the chip’s means to run varied AI fashions, together with each Steady Diffusion and Meta’s Llama 2. Making that occur is meant to be an upgraded Hexagon neural processor, which the leaked doc says is 98 p.c sooner (presumably than final yr’s processor, however the picture doesn’t make clear). Qualcomm confirmed off the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2’s ability to run Stable Diffusion again in February, however the firm appears to be making AI execution extra of a deal with the Gen 3 given the yr AI tech is having.
This chip is probably going headed first to Samsung’s Galaxy S24 line, which is anticipated within the first quarter of 2024. As Qualcomm’s flagship cell chip, it’ll seem in different top-of-the-line Android telephones all year long, with the notable exception of Google’s Pixel line, which depends on the corporate’s personal Tensor processors. Qualcomm’s AI focus makes the stakes excessive for Google to do job with its Tensor chips since its means to develop customized AI options is a key purpose the corporate determined to maneuver away from Qualcomm.
Qualcomm has a bunch of different updates in retailer for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 that transcend AI. The leaked supplies promise a 30 p.c sooner CPU, a 25 p.c sooner GPU, help for 240fps gaming, improved ray tracing, night time imaginative and prescient video seize, and Dolby HDR photograph seize. 5G Superior help is meant to be included, too, so perhaps your 5G connection will truly begin to really feel 5G this time.
You’ll be able to view the entire sheet of leaked specs at MSPoweruser. Qualcomm ought to formally announce the chip tomorrow at its Snapdragon Summit. The corporate is internet hosting an occasion beginning October twenty fourth at 3AM ET / 12AM PT.