Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Chipset with Focus on AI Features
Qualcomm's Latest Chipset Promises Powerful AI Features, Potentially Shaping the Future of Mobile Devices.
Machine learning takes center stage for Qualcomm in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. This is exemplified by its involvement in projects such as Meta’s Ray-Ban Smart Glasses, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon AR1 Gen 1 chipset, implementing ML concepts. Additionally, Microsoft has tested its Copilot AI software on Qualcomm’s next-generation Snapdragon X Elite laptop chipset. Now, smartphone manufacturers will be able to integrate AI features into their devices through the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 platform.
A striking demonstration of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 showcased its capabilities using the Stable Diffusion generative AI image engine. It generated a new image from a prompt request directly on a mobile device, rather than relying on cloud computing, and accomplished this in under one second. The Gen 3 chipset can harness large language models (LLM), like Meta’s Llama model, to produce generative text responses on the device, leveraging billions of potential instruction parameters.
Qualcomm revealed that several well-known manufacturers, including ASUS, Honor, iQOO, MEIZU, NIO, Nubia, OnePlus, OPPO, realme, Redmi, RedMagic, Sony, vivo, Xiaomi, and ZTE, will be incorporating the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 into their devices. The initial devices featuring this chipset are expected to hit the market in the coming weeks, with Qualcomm’s announcement positioning them for a swift release.