8 key features of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

 Here are the 8 key features of the latest flagship processor from the chipset maker.

Qualcomm recently announced its most advanced mobile platform called Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. 

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is made by Samsung Foundry’s 4nm process. The chipset will compete with Apple’s A15 Bionic, MediaTek’s Dimensity 9000, and Samsung’s Exynos 2200.

4nm processor

The latest flagship chipset features a new always-on AI system powered by the 3rd Gen Qualcomm Sensing Hub. There’s also an on-device AI backed by the 7th Gen Qualcomm AI Engine.

Always-on AI

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 features a new always-on ISP, which reduces the power consumption by cameras. This allows facial unlock to be always active. 

Always-on camera

The flagship processor comes with Snapdragon Sight Technology featuring the first commercial 18-bit mobile ISP. It is also the first to offer 8K HDR video capture for the mobile platform.


The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is equipped with the 4th gen Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF System. It’s the world’s first 5G Modem-RF system to touch 10 Gigabit download speeds. 

5G connectivity

The new Adreno GPU offers a 30 percent boost in graphics and a 25 percent improvement in battery consumption. Other features include Adreno Frame Motion Engine and Variable Rate Shading Pro.


The chipset features Snapdragon Sound Technology. There’s Qualcomm aptX Lossless technology for CD-quality wireless audio. It’s the first Snapdragon SoC to support all-new LE audio features.


The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is the first Snapdragon SoC to feature a dedicated Trust Management Engine. It’s also the world’s first to feature Android Ready SE.