Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC up close

Credit: Qualcomm

Today, in Hawaii, Qualcomm lifted the lid on its latest mobile platform — the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Building on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in more than just name, Qualcomm’s latest entry in its flagship Snapdragon series packs a number of improvements and new features for high-end smartphones in 2023 and beyond.

While you can find our essential overview of the key talking points here, there’s a lot to dive into in much greater detail. Between an all-new CPU cluster arrangement, a ray tracing-capable GPU, high-end audio features and connectivity, and a deeper infusion of imaging and machine learning, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 sports a lot of firsts for Qualcomm.