At Snapdragon Summit, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. today announced its latest premium mobile platform, the Snapdragon® 8 Gen 3—a true titan of on-device intelligence, premium-tier performance, and power efficiency. As the premium Android smartphone SoC leader, Qualcomm Technologies’ latest processor will be adopted for flagship devices by global OEMs and smartphone brands including ASUS, Honor, iQOO, MEIZU, NIO, Nubia, OnePlus, OPPO, realme, Redmi, RedMagic, Sony, vivo, Xiaomi, and ZTE.
“Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 infuses high-performance AI across the entire system to deliver premium-level performance and extraordinary experiences to consumers. This platform unlocks a new era of generative AI enabling users to generate unique content, help with productivity, and other breakthrough use cases.” said Chris Patrick, senior vice president and general manager of mobile handsets, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Each year, we set out to design leading features and technologies that will power our latest Snapdragon 8-series mobile platform and the next generation of flagship Android devices. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 delivers.”
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At Snapdragon Summit, Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd. today announced the Qualcomm® S7 & S7 Pro Gen1 Sound platforms. Designed for earbuds, headphones, and speakers, these are our most advanced audio platforms ever, which with the combination of high-performance, low power compute, on-device AI, and advanced connectivity will ignite a new era of audio innovation to deliver breakthrough user experiences. The S7 Pro also includes micro-power Wi-Fi to extend the range of audio devices far beyond what is possible today using only Bluetooth – allowing users to walk around a home, building or campus while listening to music or making calls.
“These platforms set a new benchmark for high-performance sound at ultra-low power. They are packed with premium technologies that work together with on-device AI to deliver immersive and personalized audio experiences wherever you go - whether in a meeting, socializing, gaming, listening to music or just needing some quiet time,” Dino Bekis, vice president and general manager, Wearables and Mixed Signals Solutions, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “The S7 Pro Platform with our micro-power Wi-Fi and revolutionary Qualcomm® XPAN technology further transforms the sound experience by enabling whole home and building audio coverage, support for up to 192kHz multi-channel lossless music streaming and enhanced multi-channel spatial audio for gaming.”
Our Snapdragon Sound™ Technology is featured in our newest Snapdragon® 8 Gen 3 Mobile Platform and Snapdragon® X Elite and when paired with a device powered by the S7 or S7 Pro platforms consumer will experience sound in way that has not been possible until now. Our latest State of Sound Report found that premium audio experiences are front of mind for listeners, with 73% of respondents stating, “I make sure that sound quality on my devices gets better and better with every purchase.” Demand for music quality is also at an all-time high, with 69% of respondents listing lossless audio quality as a purchase driver for their next set of earbuds.
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At Snapdragon Summit, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. introduced Snapdragon Seamless, a cross-platform technology that enables Android, Windows and Snapdragon devices using other operating systems to discover each other and share information to work as one integrated system.
Each US household now has on average 21 different digital devices, according to Deloitte’s 2023 Connected Consumer survey – and frequently, they don’t talk to each other all that well, especially if they’re from different manufacturers. This can reduce consumer choice and create lock-in where consumers feel stuck with one manufacturer so their devices can work together. With Snapdragon Seamless, device manufacturers and OS partners can enhance and extend their multi-device experiences for consumers. For example:
Mice and keyboards can work seamlessly across PCs, phones and tablets.
Files and windows can be dragged and dropped across different types of devices.
Earbuds can switch intelligently based on the priority of an audio source.
XR can extend the abilities of smartphones.
“Snapdragon Seamless fundamentally breaks down the barriers between OEMs, devices and operating systems. It’s the only cross-device solution to truly put the user first,” said Dino Bekis, VP and GM, wearables and mixed signal solutions, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Snapdragon Seamless is incorporated into our mobile platforms, including our newest premium mobile platform, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3; our newest premium PC platform, Snapdragon X Elite, as well as our wearable and hearable platforms. Snapdragon Seamless will extend to XR, Auto and IoT platforms in the future. Microsoft, Android, Xiaomi, ASUS, Honor, Lenovo, and OPPO, among others, are all collaborating with Qualcomm Technologies to enable multi-device experiences using Snapdragon Seamless for global device platforms – starting as early as this year.
At Snapdragon Summit, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. today announced the most powerful computing processor it has ever created for the PC: Snapdragon X Elite. This groundbreaking platform ushers in a new era of premium computing by delivering a massive leap forward with best-in-class CPU performance, leading on-device AI inferencing, and one of the most efficient processors in a PC with up to multiple days of battery life. As AI transforms how we interact with our PCs, Snapdragon X Elite is designed to support the intelligent and power-intensive tasks of the future that will enable powerful productivity, rich creativity, and immersive entertainment experiences from anywhere.
“Snapdragon X Elite represents a dramatic leap in innovation for computing as we deliver our new, custom Qualcomm Oryon CPU for super-charged performance that will delight consumers with incredible power efficiency and take their creativity and productivity to the next level,” said Kedar Kondap, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Compute & Gaming, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Powerful on-device AI experiences will enable seamless multitasking and new intuitive user experiences, empowering consumers and businesses alike to create and accomplish more.”
PCs powered by Snapdragon X Elite are expected mid-2024.
For more information, visit the Snapdragon X Elite webpage at http://www.qualcomm.com/snapdragon-x-elite
At Snapdragon Summit, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. welcomed in the era of on-device AI with the launch of its premium tier, next-generation platforms for Windows 11 PCs and mobile devices – both designed with on-device generative AI experiences in mind. CEO Cristiano Amon showed how AI will have a profound impact on how you use your devices – and how Snapdragon can offer on-device AI experiences across a broad range of consumer electronics categories.
“We are entering the era of AI, and on-device generative AI will play a critical role in delivering powerful, fast, personal, efficient, secure and highly optimized experiences,” said Amon. “Snapdragon is uniquely positioned to help shape and capitalize on the on-device AI opportunity and you will see generative AI going virtually everywhere that Snapdragon goes.”
Snapdragon Summit is Qualcomm Technologies’ annual premier event in Hawaii in which the Company launches its next-generation platforms and showcases the technologies that will power upcoming consumer devices such as flagship PCs and mobile phones.
This year’s event features the launch of Snapdragon X Elite, a PC platform which outpaces competing laptop CPUs and sets a new bar in AI performance; and Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, a mobile platform which further scales on-device AI. The platforms showcase extreme speeds in generative AI tasks, such as on-device chat assistants for Windows 11 laptops (30 tokens per second) or image generation on a smartphone (less than a second using Stable Diffusion).
The Company also unveiled a new platform for Snapdragon Sound which uses AI for advanced noise cancellation; and Snapdragon Seamless, which lets devices work seamlessly together across manufacturers and OSes. Partner executives joined the Snapdragon Summit to share visions of what consumers can expect in the next year and to underscore the importance of on-device AI.
“Our years of AI development, including the most powerful combination of CPU, NPU and GPU available in devices, and our support of all leading models running natively, means we can bring the benefits of generative AI to users worldwide and across multiple device categories,” Amon said. “The partner support we have at Snapdragon Summit is a testament to our standing in the industry as an on-device AI leader.”
Day 2 of the Snapdragon Summit will offer details into the world of on-device generative AI with detailed sessions on each of the new products announced today.