Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 chip will make mid-range phones a lot smarter

Qualcomm has taken the covers off its new Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 chipset, which looks to bring more artificial intelligence-powered smarts to mid-range smartphones. The chip follows on from the Snapdragon 7 Gen 2, and the focus with this generation is on powering more on-device AI features – think things like the Magic Editor on the Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro – as well as boosting image signal processing for better phone photography, and overall performance. To that end the Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 now has an AI Engine that’s 60% better than its predecessor in terms of performance per watt, with access to the Qualcomm Hexagon NPU …

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