New Snapdragon chipset set to improve smartphone photography


Qualcomm has announced its Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile processor, a new chip it says will revolutionize flagship smartphones from the end of this year. The chip features what Qualcomm is calling Snapdragon Sight – the first Cognitive ISP (image signal processor), which the company says “defines a new era of professional quality camera experiences.” 

With Snapdragon Sight, the new chip automatically enhances photos and videos in real-time with semantic segmentation. This is done using an AI neural network that the company explains makes the camera contextually aware of faces, facial features, hair, clothes, skies, etcetera – and is then able to optimize individually, essentially giving all details customized image tuning.