Qualcomm has launched the latest chipset for mid-range smartphones as part of its Snapdragon 7 series. The new Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 mobile platform is an upgraded version of the previous Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, promising better CPU and GPU performance and additional features. The Plus in the name signifies that it is not just a minor update to the existing chipset but a significant upgrade. Let’s go further into the specifics.
Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2: Details
The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 features a 64-bit Kryo CPU, which includes one Cortex-X2 core, three Cortex-A710 cores, and four Cortex-A510 cores. It has a clock speed of up to 2.91GHz and offers up to 50% improved performance. The Qualcomm Adreno GPU provides two times better graphics performance, and 13% enhanced power efficiency.
For gaming, the chipset has Snapdragon Elite Gaming, which includes Auto Variable Rate Shading (VRS) and volumetric rendering, making game elements more realistic. The Adreno Frame Motion Engine boosts the fps for smoother gaming.
The chipset’s AI capabilities include the Qualcomm AI Engine, which delivers two times better AI performance, and the Qualcomm Sensing Hub (with an AI processor) for user activity recognition and acoustic scene detection.
For photography, the 18-bit Qualcomm Spectra Triple ISP offers improved low-light photography, up to 200MP photo capture, up to 4K videos at 60fps, and 18-bit RAW photo capture. The Snapdragon X62 5G Modem-RF System enables download speeds of up to 4.4 Gbps, 2×2 MIMO (mmWave), 4×4 MIMO (Sub-6), up to Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth version 5.3, Bluetooth Low Energy Audio, NFC, and more for connectivity.
The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 supports Snapdragon Sound Technology, aptX Lossless audio support, Quick Charge 5 tech, Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec, USB 3.1, LPDDR5 RAM, and other features. The chipset will debut on mid-range phones from Redmi and Realme this month, with other brands expected to follow suit. Stay tuned for more details.