What is Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile Platform for Galaxy and how is it better?

Time to level up with Galaxy!

Samsung's on a roll with its recently launched Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5, and the latest Galaxy Tab S9 Series. You know the one fundamental concordance between all these devices? They are all powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy. Let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of this processor and discover what sets it apart from the regular Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. 

What is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy?

Qualcomm has crafted this processor with Samsung Galaxy devices in mind, and they claim it to be the world's fastest Snapdragon. Born out of Qualcomm's collaboration with Samsung, this chip comes with a promise of superior performance in comparison to the standard version. According to Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy is a total game-changer for connected computing, encompassing AI experiences, desktop-level gaming features and pro-level photography, especially in low light!

Just like the regular Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, this chip also rocks a 4nm die and comes equipped with 8 CPU cores: 1 prime core, 4 performance cores, and 3 efficiency cores. In the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Qualcomm has cranked up the primary clock speed from 3.2GHz to 3.36GHz and also boosted the GPU clock speed from 680MHz to 719MHz. To notice the difference, let's have a closer look.

1) Better AI computing

Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy features an upgraded Qualcomm Hexagon Processor that can whip those complex AI models and make them run faster, boosting overall AI performance. Plus, it's got the latest Qualcomm Sensing Hub with dual AI processors, enabling ultra-low power AI experiences like AI-based echo cancellation and noise reduction during video and phone calls. So, you can expect smarter and more efficient AI features in your Galaxy device!

2) Enhanced photography

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy is said to revolutionise your camera game. With this processor, Galaxy devices are apparently the world's first set of smartphones to use Snapdragon's Cognitive ISP to enable real-time Semantic Segmentation to enhance images. Semantic Segmentation means it can figure out what's happening in your images by identifying objects using a deep learning model, resulting in enhanced and more captivating photos.

3) Super Gaming

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy comes with an accelerated Qualcomm Adreno GPU that can handle real-time hardware-accelerated ray tracing. That means you'll experience life-like lighting, reflections, and illuminations in your mobile games. The Galaxy series with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 also supports the latest Vulkan APIs (version 1.3)  meaning improved graphical performance. This also helps game developers speed up the transition of desktop games to mobile, so you'll be able to play more desktop games on your Galaxy device.

4) Better connectivity

The new Samsung Galaxy devices with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy are equipped with Qualcomm Technologies' top-notch solutions including the Snapdragon X70 Modem-RF System, which ensures fast and reliable connectivity; and Qualcomm FastConnect Mobile Connectivity Subsystem for high-speed and super low-latency Wi-Fi, making online gaming and video streaming smoother.