Qualcomm Highlights AI Innovations at Snapdragon Summit 2023

Qualcomm, a leading chipset supplier, made a series of exciting announcements that are set to reshape the landscape of AI-driven devices and applications — at the Snapdragon Summit 2023.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 Mobile PlatformThese innovations are poised to bring unprecedented performance, efficiency, and personalization to a wide range of consumer electronics. Here are the highlights from the event:

Qualcomm Revolutionizes Generative AI with Snapdragon Platforms

Qualcomm unveiled its latest Snapdragon platforms, setting a new standard for on-device AI performance in generative AI devices and applications. These platforms prioritize immediacy, reliability, personalization, and privacy. Key highlights include:

Snapdragon X Elite: A ground-breaking platform designed from the ground up for on-device AI, featuring an industry-leading Neural Processing Unit (NPU). It offers unparalleled CPU performance and efficiency for Windows 11 PC platforms. Notable partners such as Microsoft, Meta, Google, HP, and others express their support for on-device AI.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3: This mobile platform boasts the most powerful NPU for mobile devices. It leverages the power of AI to enhance content creation, camera capabilities, gaming experiences, audio quality, and connectivity for premium smartphones.

Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite for PCs

Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon X Elite platform, which incorporates the custom integrated Qualcomm Oryon CPU, touted as the new leader in mobile computing. This platform delivers up to twice the CPU performance compared to competitors while consuming only one-third of the power. It is purpose-built for AI, capable of running generative AI models with over 13 billion parameters on the device, further solidifying Qualcomm’s AI leadership. Leading OEMs are expected to launch PCs powered by Snapdragon X Elite starting from mid-2024.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Smartphones

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 marks Qualcomm’s first mobile platform meticulously designed with generative AI in mind. It promises industry-leading AI capabilities, top-notch camera performance, exceptional gaming experiences, studio-quality audio, and blazing-fast connectivity, making it the ideal choice to power the experiences that consumers crave. Flagship Android devices powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 are anticipated to hit the market in the coming weeks.

Qualcomm S7 and S7 Pro Gen 1 Sound Platforms

The Qualcomm S7 and S7 Pro Gen 1 Platforms represent a significant leap in on-device AI capabilities for delivering advanced, personalized, and responsive audio experiences. These platforms offer six times the compute power and nearly 100 times the AI processing power compared to their predecessors, ushering in a new era of ultra-premium audio performance at low power consumption. The S7 Pro Sound platform introduces support for Qualcomm Expanded Personal Area Network Technology (XPAN) and micro-power Wi-Fi connectivity, enabling extended audio range with support for lossless music quality up to 192kHz.

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon Seamless

Qualcomm introduced Snapdragon Seamless, a cross-platform technology that seamlessly links multiple devices across different operating systems, facilitating the sharing of peripherals and data. Collaboration with major players like Microsoft, Android, Xiaomi, ASUS, Honor, Lenovo, and OPPO aims to create multi-device experiences enabled by Snapdragon Seamless, expected to become available on global device platforms as early as this year.

These groundbreaking announcements from Qualcomm at the Snapdragon Summit 2023 promise to usher in a new era of AI-driven, high-performance devices and cross-platform connectivity, revolutionizing the way we interact with technology.