Qualcomm’s latest chipset Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 launched today with 50% improved performance compared to it’s predecessor
Qualcomm has announced its all-new and very powerful chipset – Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2. This new chip is a successor to Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 and was unveiled at an event in China. It supports most of the same features as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, just at a lower price which means that this latest chip will be offering premium features for mid-range smartphones.
At the launch event, Christopher Patrick, senior VP and general manager, of mobile handsets, at Qualcomm Technologies said in a statement, “Snapdragon is synonymous with premium mobile experiences. Today’s launch of the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 illustrates our ability to bring some of the most in-demand flagship features to our Snapdragon 7 series making them accessible to more people .”
Improved Performance & features of Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2
This newly launched chipset offers 50% improved performance when compared to Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 and also it is equipped with a new Adreno 725 GPU which is claimed to offer 2x improved performance over its predecessor. This latest chip is built on a 4nm process and the Kryo CPU in this chip is also said to have a peak speed of 2.91 GHz.
Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 features an 18-bit triple image signal processor (ISP) and supports up to 200 MP sensors which provides improved low-light imaging when compared to Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 which featured a 14-bit triple ISP. Qualcomm has also claimed that this new chipset offers 40% better performance per watt than its predecessor.
It comes equipped with Snapdragon X62 5G Modem and with this new chip users will be offered download speeds of up to 4.4 Gbps along with dual–SIM dual active (DSDA) for both 4G and 5G connections. Well, Qualcomm also claims that the new Snapdragon 7+Gen 2 offers 13% improved power efficiency which means this new chip will consume less power while handling tasks in a better way in comparison to Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. The chip also gives support for Wi-Fi 6E.
You can here take a look at the brief comparison between the new Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 and Snapdragon 7 Gen 1.
Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 will hopefully be offering some great features with these improvements to the mid-range phones. Though it is expected that sooner the devices will be launched that will be powered by this new chipset. We still don’t have a clear idea about the devices but Qualcomm did reveal that this SoC will be adopted by key OEM brands including Redmi and Realme so there are high chances that the first devices to be powered by Snapdragon 7+Gen 2 could be a Redmi or Realme smartphone.