Qualcomm Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 Chipset: What's new?

Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 chipset in outer space with stars and nebula.

What you need to know:

  • Officially Announced at the “Snapdragon flagship launch event” on March 18, 2024 
  • will be available in more budget-oriented high-end devices such as Motorola Edge 50 Pro, Motorola Edge Plus 2024, and Redmi Note 13 Turbo 
  • Support most of the flagship features including generative AI, photo expansion, as well as always sensing camera 
  • It has a 4nm chipset with a Cortex-X4 prime core at 3.0GHz, four performance cores at 2.8GHz, and three efficiency cores at 2.0GHz. (more optimized than the previous 8 Gen 2)
Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 features Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 Specification

Qualcomm expanded its 8 series mobile platform chip with the announcement of the Snapdragon 8s gen 3, a more personalized chip targeting the lower price segment. Here's an overview of the key features and specifications of the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3:

They curated this platform by bridging the gap between the previous year's Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which lacks modern AI capabilities, and this year's flagship 8 Gen 3, which addresses the lack. 

Although it is the slower version of 8gen2, it is equipped with the latest features. It has most of the premium features of its kind but will be seen in more high-end budget-oriented devices. Snapdragon 8s gen 3 has identical specs to its top SoC but lacks in some areas.

  • It only supports 4K/60fps video recording instead of 8K/30fps. 
  • It will have slower max download speeds (5Gbps instead of 10Gbps) 
  • support only 1080p240 SlowMo (instead of 720p960 SlowMo) 
  • Less optimized GPU (Adreno 735).

As I said earlier it is the cut-down version of 8 Gen 3. But more power efficient and AI capable than 8 Gen 2. It has a 4nm chip that can run at 3.3 GHz clock speed functioning at "Prime" with its Arm Cortex X4 core, five "medium" A720 cores, four performance cores at 2.8GHz, and three efficiency cores at 2.0GHz. At the same time, the focus is mostly on generative AI. Snapdragon 8s gen 3 has 30+ large language models (LLMs). 

You can generate original content or images from various prompts and also expand images. AI integration on the camera such as real-time semantic segmentation when capturing images, more optimization for low light photography, and faster face unlock security. It keeps up with the latest Wi-Fi 7 connection and Snapdragon X70 5G Modem-RF System