Qualcomm released a new generation of Xiaolong 8 flagship platform: equipped with a new X65 baseband 5g, the speed reached 10 Gigabit for the first time


Tencent technology news on December 1, Beijing time, during the 2021 Xiaolong technology summit, Qualcomm launched Xiaolong 8 GEN1 platform, which is also the flagship processing platform built by Qualcomm for 2022. Interestingly, Qualcomm abandoned the naming method of using code name as the new platform for the first time after independence of Xiaolong brand this year.
Xiaolong 8 GEN1 adopts Samsung 4nm technology. The CPU part adopts one cortex-x2 super core with a frequency of 3.0GHz, three cortex-a710 large cores with a frequency of 2.5GHz, and four cortex-a510 small cores with a frequency of 1.8GHz. That is, the 8-core kryo built entirely based on ARM V9 pure 64 bit instruction set improves CPU performance by 20% and reduces energy consumption by 30%.
Xiaolong 8 Gen 1 also has a new seventh generation artificial intelligence engine, with a speed increase of 4 times. Compared with the previous generation of Qualcomm Xiaolong 888, the new Adreno GPU provides more than 30% improvement in rendering speed and 25% reduction in power consumption. Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 also supports aptx lossless Bluetooth codec, which can provide 44.1KHz CD quality audio stream up to 16bit.
In terms of cameras, Xiaolong 8 Gen 1 provides an 18 bit signal processor, which can process 4000 times the data compared with the 14 bit spectrum ISP on Xiaolong 888, so that the device can capture 3.2 billion pixels per second, or more practically, it can process the video streams of three 36 million pixel cameras at the same time.
The biggest highlight of this generation of Xiaolong 8 GEN1 processor is the new X65 baseband. Its integrated fastconnect 6900 network solution provides Qualcomm’s most advanced network support, including 5g release 16 standard and Wi Fi 6 / 6e. 5g can reach 10Gbps under millimeter wave and sub-6g, and the Wi Fi speed is doubled to 3.6gbps.
This means that Qualcomm snapdragon 8 GEN1 is the world’s first commercial mass-produced mobile chip with 5g speed exceeding 10Gbps, which will have strong technical support for 5g application layer.
At the summit, Qualcomm announced that many global OEM manufacturers and brands, including ZTE, Xiaomi, vivo, redmi, realme, oppo, Yijia, Nubia, iqoo, glory, black shark, Sony, sharp and Motorola, will adopt a new generation of Xiaolong 8 mobile platform, and the commercial terminal is expected to be available by the end of 2021.
The first model was unveiled with the emergence of Lei Jun, who announced that Xiaomi 12 series will become the first model of Qualcomm Xiaolong 8 GEN1.