It wouldn’t be wrong to say that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has done a great job of taking Android games to the next level. The ROG Phone 7, a powerful game phone, also uses the SoC. Reports say, though, that Qualcomm isn’t quite done improving mobile gaming because it’s about to release new upscaling technology that will improve games’ resolution and performance while lowering battery drain. The name for this technology is Snapdragon Game Super Resolution.
Qualcomm recently announced in a blog post that it is releasing a new upscaling technology called Snapdragon Game Super Resolution (GSR) for mobile games and XR products. It’s important to note that it’s made to make mobile game speed and battery life as good as possible. But let me tell you that GSR isn’t just for phones with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chips. It will also make phones with older chips better.
Upscaling is good for speed and battery life because it lets games run at lower resolutions without losing quality. Most methods of upscaling use bilinear interpolation (bilerp), but I should warn you that it can hurt the quality of images by blurring edges and details.
GSR uses a new method, according to the company, to improve sharpness, frame rate, and battery life. It is said to be:
“a single pass spatial upscaling technique optimized for Snapdragon Adreno graphics processing units (GPUs).”
Qualcomm says that its new technology can make Android games go from 1080p to 4K and from 30FPS to 60FPS and more. It also says that GSR improves speed twice as much as other upscaling solutions for mobile. GSR should come out by the end of the year. The company has even worked with many other companies to add GSR to games like Jade Dynasty: New Fantasy, Farming Simulator 23 Mobile, and Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile.