Today, Qualcomm officially unveiled the Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 SoC for mid-range smartphones. The new product is produced using a 4 nm process technology and is the successor to last year’s Snapdragon 7 Gen 1.
Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 CPU performance is 15% faster than Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. GPU performance is an impressive 50% faster. At the same time, consumption is reduced by 20%.
The Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 CPU consists of three clusters. The first has one core with a frequency of 2.63 GHz, the second has three cores with a frequency of 2.4 GHz, and the third has four energy-efficient cores with a frequency of 1.8 GHz.
The neural processing unit (NPU) of the new system is 60% more productive than the NPU in Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. The GPU SoC supports OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0 FP and Vulkan 1.3 APIs.
Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 is compatible with 4K screens at 60Hz or Full HD+ screens at 168Hz. The system’s ISP supports 200 MP image sensors, as well as 4K video recording at 60 fps. The single-chip system includes a 5G Snapdragon X63 modem, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 adapters.
It is already known that the first smartphone based on Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 will be Honor 100, which will debut next week.
Nubia Z60 Ultra will refute the thesis about the uselessness of ultra-wide-angle cameras in smartphones
The Nubia brand today published details about the camera of the future flagship Nubia Z60 Ultra. In particular, we are talking about its module with an ultra-wide-angle lens.
With its new flagship, Nubia will try to “refute the theory that wide-angle cameras are useless.” This refers to photo quality: modules with ultra-wide-angle lenses are equipped with low-quality optics, low-resolution sensors and small optical formats, and all this naturally leads to the fact that the photo quality of the ultra-wide-angle camera is much inferior to the photo quality of the main camera.
But this will not happen in the Nubia Z60 Ultra: the corresponding module will have a fast (F/1.8) 50-megapixel 1/1.56-inch optical format sensor, complemented by an eight-element lens and an optical stabilization system. In general, this model will have triple OIS – in each of the three modules.
The official premiere of Nubia Z60 Ultra will take place on December 19. The smartphone will receive Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, a 6000 mAh battery and IP68 protection.
One UI 6.0 on Android 14 released for Galaxy S21 FE in Europe
At the beginning of the week, One UI 6.0 firmware based on Android 14 was released for the Galaxy S21 FE version for the North American market, and now a similar version of the software has been released for the European Galaxy S21 FE.
Update number G990B2XXU5FWK3, is already being distributed in Europe (particularly in Germany). The software is 2.4 GB in size and includes the November Android security updates.
Let’s remember that the Galaxy S21 FE came out in January 2022 with Android 12 out of the box. Android 14 is not the last for it – Samsung promises to release Android 15 for this model.
A truly unique smartphone design. Nubia Z60 Ultra turned out to be extremely unusual
The Nubia brand cannot boast of a large assortment of smartphones or good sales, but what cannot be taken away from Nubia devices is the design. Recently, everyone was surprised by the gaming Red Magic 9 Pro with cameras without any protrusion and a flat, minimalistic design, but now images of the flagship Z60 Ultra have appeared on the Internet, which does not look like Red Magic, but at the same time looks no less unusual, if not more.
As you can see, the device does not have any separate block of cameras, while three cameras are placed in an unusual way and each is designed in its own way.
Thanks to this design, the Z60 Ultra does not look like any other smartphone at all, and not even close. Plus, it has the most angular shapes and a screen without any cutouts, since the front camera is sub-screen.
The new Nubia should receive SoC Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, a battery with a capacity of 6000 mAh and cameras with a resolution of 50, 50 and 64 megapixels, including a periscope module.
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