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Qualcomm unveils the Snapdragon 6s Gen 3 With Support for AI Capabilities

Qualcomm announced its latest processor for mobile – the Snapdragon 6s Gen 3 – on Friday, May 7. The chipset is manufactured on the 6nm process and comes with Adreno GPU. It comes with 5G support and boasts of artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities courtesy of an AI engine. It is supposed to power smartphones in the lower and mid-range segments. The chipset is hot on the heels of the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 SoC, which was unveiled in March.

Snapdragon 6s Gen 3 specs & Features

In a blog post, Qualcomm said its latest mobile processor brings “performance, gaming, and intelligent support.” It is built on 64-bit architecture and has a Cryo CPU core with a peak clock speed of 2.3 GHz. It is claimed to have an AI engine that includes Qualcomm Hexagon Vector Extensions to deliver responsive performance.

Additionally, it features a Qualcomm Sensing Hub with a low-power AI system that supports hardware-accelerated always-on voice assistants, multi-mic for field detection, and echo cancellation. According to the company, the Adreno GPU onboard offers support for 120fps gaming. Qualcomm says that devices running this chipset will feature LPDDR4x RAM and UFS 2.2 onboard storage.

The chip is equipped to support a Full-HD+ display with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. Smartphones equipped with the Snapdragon 6s Gen 3 SoC will be able to support a 108-megapixel sensor, and the chipset has a triple 12-bit Spectra ISP setup, offering AI-enhanced low-light capture capabilities. It can also playback videos in a maximum resolution of 1080p at 60fps.

Qualcomm’s new chipset features the Snapdragon X51 5G Modem-RF system, which supports both mmWave and Sub-6 5G networks. It offers global 5G multi-SIM support for networks and promises peak download speeds of up to 2.5Gbps. The chip also features Qualcomm’s FastConnect 6200 technology and is compatible with Bluetooth 5.2.

The company says its new mobile processor supports satellite systems such as QZSS, Galileo, Beidou, GLONASS, NavIC, and GPS with ground-level accuracy. It also enables support for up to Quick Charge 4+ via USB Type-C.

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