Qualcomm supports upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip with AV1 video codec

A new report has confirmed Qualcomm’s plans to support its upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor with AV1 video codec support.

Both YouTube and Netflix have adopted AV1 standards in video encoding during the last period, which improves the bandwidth efficiency of premium videos with the highest quality.

Qualcomm is preparing to bring AV1 video codec standards in its next release of premium processor chips, a feature already introduced in Samsung’s Exynos chips launched in 2021 and 2022 or the Exynos 2100 and Exynos 2200.

Reports also confirm that Qualcomm plans to support AV1 encoding standards in premium versions scheduled for release in 2023.

The source of the leaks also confirmed the monitoring of the upcoming Qualcomm chip with model number SM8550, which is the first version of the processor manufacturing giant with the AV1 video codec feature.

It is reported that the current Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor comes with the model number SM8450, so expectations indicate that the SM8550 model is due to the upcoming version of Qualcomm, which is launched with the title Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.


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