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Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Brings AI To More Android Phones

Users can expect greater efficiency with improved gaming and camera performance.

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At its annual Snapdragon Summit yesterday, Qualcomm unveiled its latest mobile chipset. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 boasts a wealth of upgrades, but the introduction of on-device generative AI is probably the most noteworthy, being similar to the technology used by Google on its Tensor G3.

Qualcomm claims the new chipset’s AI Engine to be the world’s fastest Stable Diffusion system, able to generate images in less than a second.

Compared with the previous model, Qualcomm says the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3’s CPU offers 30% better performance while being 20% more efficient. In terms of graphics processing, users will benefit from a 25% performance boost while enjoying 25% greater efficiency.

When it comes to camera and editing technology, the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will support the ability to remove people and objects from photos, just like Google’s “Magic Eraser” tool. Voice-activated editing will also be available using Qualcomm’s Cognitive ISP.

Elsewhere, gaming upgrades include support for Unreal Engine 5.2 plus hardware-accelerated ray-tracing, which the company says is a mobile chipset first that will deliver “lifelike, multi-source lighting” in games.

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Outside of AI smarts and upgraded gaming ability, the new Snapdragon chipset also uses the X75 Modem-RF System to deliver improved 5G speeds, better coverage, and location accuracy. Wi-Fi 7 connectivity will also be supported.

Android users won’t have to wait long to try the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. Qualcomm says new devices featuring the chipset should appear over the coming weeks. Among the manufacturers that will use it are ASUS, Sony, OnePlus, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi, Honor, and ZTE.

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Initial Trials Of Dubai’s Driverless Evocargo Trucks Completed

Testing was announced on July 17, and the completion is a major milestone towards upgrading the region’s logistics infrastructure.

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A Dubai-based company has completed the initial trials for the UAE’s first driverless trucks. The groundbreaking achievement by Evocargo, partnering with Dubai South, took place at Dubai South Logistics District, and marked a significant step towards incorporating autonomous technologies into the region’s wider logistics infrastructure.

Announced on Wednesday, July 17th, the trials featured the Evocargo N1 unmanned electric truck navigating a predetermined route within a controlled setting. The test involved interactions with common road obstacles such as cars, trucks, and pedestrians, aiming to evaluate the vehicle’s hardware and software reliability, accident prevention systems, and overall readiness for public road use.

Officials were keen to highlight that this accomplishment aligns with the UAE’s ambitious strategy to position itself as a global leader in innovation and technology adoption. The country aims to have 25% of all transportation in Dubai autonomous by 2030, underscoring its commitment to revolutionizing the logistics sector using advanced technologies.

Mohsen Ahmad, CEO of the Logistics District at Dubai South, emphasized the importance of the collaboration with Evocargo in enhancing the region’s logistics capabilities. He noted that autonomous vehicles are set to increase efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, and establish a sustainable logistics infrastructure that will benefit both Dubai and the wider UAE.

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Ahmed Al-Ansi, CEO of Evocargo Autonomous Logistic Services, also expressed optimism that the trials will draw new customers and investments across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The partnership aims to lead in innovative tech solutions, further establishing the UAE as a pioneer in autonomous transportation.

The successful completion of the trials marks a crucial step towards realizing the UAE’s vision for a technologically advanced and sustainable future in which autonomous vehicles are expected to play a pivotal role in global logistics.

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