Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 for Flagship Devices

- Updated: 19th Mar 2023, 13:58 IST
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    Features of Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2

Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 as its latest sub-flagship premium smartphone CPU. The latter comes after Qualcomm altered its chip naming strategy in 2021 and debuted the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chip in May last year for premium but non-flagship phones. The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2, now in its latest revision, promises a slew of enhancements over its predecessor. It pushes the seven series of non-flagship processors closer to the Qualcomm 8 series of flagship chips.

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Features of Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2

The upcoming chipset has the same core configuration as the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. It has one Cortex-X2 performance core rated at 2.91GHz, three Cortex-A710 bulk cores set at 2.49GHz, and four Cortex-A510 efficiency cores clocked at 1.8GHz. The chips differ from those of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. However, the overall configuration is more similar to those of the latter.

Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2

As a result, Qualcomm boasts a slew of improvements in nearly every statistic. They include a 50 per cent increase in overall performance over the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. Moreover, a 15 per cent increase in single-core performance on the Geekbench benchmark over a competitor chipset that Qualcomm did not disclose.

In terms of graphics performance, Qualcomm claims that the 7+ Gen 2 SoC has a 2x more powerful GPU, providing a considerable improvement in the graphics capabilities of sub-flagship-grade Android handsets. This corresponds to 25 per cent higher benchmark results for graphics tests and a 66 per cent increase in Geekbench’s 1080p stress testing. GPU capabilities are further enhanced by auto variable-rate shading, volumetric rendering, AI super rendering, and Adreno Frame Motion Engine.

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Highlights of the Story

  • The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 SoC will target premium phones rather than flagships.
  • The chip boasts a 50 per cent faster CPU, a 2x faster GPU, and a 13 per cent lower power consumption.
  • Gadgets based on the new chipset might be available by the end of March and cost upwards of $400. (Rs 33,000).