Qualcomm has just made an announcement about its latest chipset, the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2, which belongs to the upper mid-range category. Interestingly, there was no predecessor by the name of Snapdragon 7+ Gen 1 or Snapdragon 7 Gen 2. Moreover, the original Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 was only featured in a limited number of devices. It is hoped that with the introduction of this new chipset, the situation will improve.
This latest chipset from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 has been designed to provide users with a remarkable and memorable experience. Its main focus is to incorporate highly sought-after flagship features into the 7-series, thereby enhancing its overall functionality and performance.
The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 has replaced the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, which was released last year. This latest chipset boasts a 4nm architecture and is equipped with a peak Kryo CPU that features one prime core (Cortex X2), three performance cores, and four efficiency cores. It offers speeds of up to 2.91GHz and delivers a significant 50% improvement in performance compared to its predecessor, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1.
In addition to the improved CPU performance, the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 also features a remarkable 2x improvement in both the GPU and AI Engine. Qualcomm has even claimed that the Adreno GPU has achieved the “biggest performance leap in 7-series history”. Furthermore, the chipset has an overall 13% increase in power efficiency, making it an attractive option for those who value both performance and battery life.
The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 chipset is also an excellent option for photography enthusiasts, with support for up to 200MP capture. The chipset features a unique staggered HDR video capture mode that utilizes triple exposure from two cameras simultaneously, producing stunning HDR videos. The chipset also includes a “mega low light mode” that captures and merges 30 images, resulting in a high-quality image even in extremely low-light conditions.
The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 is also equipped with several advanced connectivity features. The chipset includes the Snapdragon X62 5G modem, which can deliver speeds of up to 4.4 Gbps, and supports 5G/4G Dual-Sim Dual Active (DSDA), allowing users to simultaneously use two SIM cards with active data connections.
The FastConnect 6900 provides robust Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.3 capabilities, making it easy to connect to a wide range of devices. Additionally, the chipset features Quick Charge 5 technology, which enables the battery to charge from 0-50% in just five minutes, providing users with lightning-fast charging speeds.
Typically, Qualcomm doesn’t provide detailed specifications of the CPU or GPU package during their product announcements. However, the good news is that devices featuring the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 chipset are expected to arrive as early as this month, so we won’t have to wait too long to find out more about their specifications and performance capabilities.
The first devices featuring the new Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 chipset will be hitting the market through leading smartphone manufacturers, such as Redmi and realme, which have already adopted this cutting-edge platform, and we can expect more brands to follow suit in the near future.