Finally, Xiaomi has unveiled its next-gen Xiaomi 12 smartphone series. In the series, the regular Xiaomi 12, and Xiaomi 12 Pro come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. These phones have triple rear cameras and support fast charging.
The Snapdragon 8 is built on a 4nm manufacturing process. It packs next-generation processing power, AI features, imaging prowess, and 5G connectivity. The new chip will be seen in several popular flagships of 2022. Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC chipset packs a ton of improvements over last year, with Qualcomm promising massive gains in artificial intelligence and in graphics rendering. According to the chipset company, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 shows changes “far in excess” of what the company has shown previously year-on-year.
Qualcomm’s Most Powerful Chipset Comes in Xiaomi 12, 12 Pro
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is the first chip from Qualcomm that is using the latest Armv9 architecture from Arm. Specifically, the new eight-core Kryo CPU features a single prime core based on the Cortex-X2 at 3.0GHz, along with three performance cores based on Cortex-A710 at 2.5GHz, and a quartet of efficiency cores based on the Cortex-A510 design at 1.8GHz. Moreover, the new chip jumps to a 4nm process, from the 5nm process on which the Snapdragon 888 was built.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is offering up to 20 percent better performance and up to 30 percent more power efficiency over last year’s model.
The new Adreno GPU offers 30 percent faster graphics rendering, in addition to 25 percent better power efficiency compared to the Snapdragon 888. This new chipset also offers a new GPU control panel for fine-tuning how games are running on the mobile phone. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 also supports Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth LE Audio (a first for Qualcomm), and the company’s Snapdragon Sound technology for enabling AptX Lossless wireless audio.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 features Qualcomm’s latest Hexagon processor, with its seventh-generation AI engine, which is four times faster than its predecessor and up to 1.7 times more power efficient.