Android will soon rival Apple again thanks to a major new hidden upgrade

Apple’s new A16 Bionic-powered iPhone 14 Pro may be the fastest smartphone in the world, but Android is about to fight back. US technology company Qualcomm has just launched its new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor at its annual Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii and it’s not only faster than before, but also much smarter.

Qualcomm promises that future phones, with this chip hidden inside, will feature enhanced artificial intelligence that will not only make everyday tasks like QR code scanning and facial recognition faster, but will also enable the next batch of photos for the family album and social media posts. improve .

That’s all thanks to the fact that the Gen 2 can adjust camera settings in real time to help you get perfect shots.

Most current devices, including the iPhone, will automatically adjust images as soon as they are taken. This feature helps to accentuate faces or make the sky look brighter.

However, Qualcomm brags that the Gen 2 will be much better at improving image quality, instantly retouching every part of the image.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 automatically enhances photos and videos in real time with semantic segmentation, which uses an AI neural network to make the camera contextually aware of faces, facial features, hair, clothing, skies, and more — and optimize them individually so that each detail receives tailor-made professional image tuning,” explains the American technology giant.

We’ll have to wait and see how good this feature is, but consumers won’t complain if every photo they take looks like it was taken by a pro.

As well as better still images, the Gen 2 can also add that instant professional makeover to shoot your next home video and things will get another boost thanks to the ability to record video up to 8K HDR at 60 frames per second.

Of course, not only the camera is getting better.

There’s also coming a huge performance boost, making tasks like gaming feel up to 25 percent faster while being more efficient, meaning longer battery life.

Other features enabled by this chip include lightning-fast downloads thanks to more powerful 5G and access to new Wi-Fi 7 technology, plus better audio for those who love their wireless earbuds.

Security is also enhanced to ensure devices remain safe.

While we’re still waiting to hear exactly which phones will get the Gen 2 chip, manufacturers including Sony, OnePlus, OPPO and Xiaomi have all confirmed they’ll be using it in the future.

Samsung’s next Galaxy S23, which could launch soon, is also expected to be powered by this upgraded brain. Apple better watch out!

“We’re passionate about empowering people to do more, so we’re designing Snapdragon with the user in mind. Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will revolutionize the flagship smartphone landscape in 2023,” said Chris Patrick, senior vice president and general manager of mobile handsets, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 delivers groundbreaking AI, unparalleled connectivity and champion-grade gameplay, empowering consumers to enhance every experience on their most trusted device.”

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