Qualcomm has announced its latest mid-range Mobile Platform processor in the 7 series the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2, which is the successor of the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC. This has a 1+3+4 architecture, and the Kryo CPU promises over 50% improvement, reaching peak speeds up to 2.91 GHz, while the Adreno GPU promises 2x the performance compared to Snapdragon 7 Gen 1.
It uses TSMC 4nm processor technology that promises 13% improved power efficiency compared to the predecessor. There are Snapdragon Elite Gaming features like Auto Variable Rate Shading (VRS), Volumetric Rendering, and Snapdragon Sound with Qualcomm aptX for lossless music streaming and lag-free sound for gaming.
It has an 18-bit Triple ISP that supports up to 200MP photo capture and staggered HDR video capture with triple exposure from two cameras simultaneously. The Qualcomm AI Engine provides over 2x improved AI performance with 40% better performance per Watt than its predecessor. The AI Super Resolution can intelligently upscale game scenes or photos from a low-resolution image (1080p to 4K).
It has 4th gen Snapdragon X62 5G Modem-RF System with Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 Mobile Connectivity System for Wi-Fi speeds of up to 3.6 Gbps same as the predecessor, but has new Wi-Fi 6E with Bluetooth 5.3. For the first time, the Snapdragon 7-series supports 4G/5G Dual-SIM Dual Active (DSDA).
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 Feature -
|CPU||1 x Kryo Prime CPUs (Cortex X2-based) at up to 2.91GHz, 3 x Kryo Performance CPUs (Cortex A710-based) at up to 2.49GHz, 4x Kryo Efficiency CPUs (Cortex A510-based) at up to 1.8GHz|
|Process||TSMC 4nm process Process Technology|
|RAM/Storage||LPDDR5 3200MHz memory, USB 3.1, USB-C|
|GPU||Qualcomm Adreno GPU, OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0 FP, Vulkan 1.1|
|Sensors||GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, NavIC capable, Dual Frequency GNSS (L1/L5), Sensor-Assisted Positioning, Urban pedestrian navigation with sidewalk accuracy, Global freeway lane-level vehicle navigation|
|Display|| QHD+ @ 120 Hz, Maximum External Display Support: up to 4K @ 60 Hz, 10-bit color depth, Rec. 2020 color gamut, HDR10, and HDR10+|
|Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine||Qualcomm Hexagon Processor, Fused AI Accelerator, Hexagon Tensor Accelerator, Hexagon Vector eXtensions, Hexagon Scalar Accelerator, Support for mix precision (INT8+INT16), Support for all precisions (INT8, INT16, FP16)|
|Video||Hardware-accelerated H.265 and VP9 decoder; HDR Playback Codec support for HDR10+, HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision|
|Audio||Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec (WCD9385), New Qualcomm Aqstic smart speaker amplifier (WSA8835), Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N), Playback: -108dB, Qualcomm Audio and Voice Communication Suite|
|Network||Built-in Qualcomm Snapdragon X62 5G modem-RF system, 5G mmWave and sub-6 GHz, 5G download speeds of up to 4.4Gpbs|
|Multi-SIM||4G/5G Dual-SIM Dual Active (DSDA), VoLTE with SRVCC to 3G and 2G, Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) with LTE call continuity, HD and Ultra HD Voice (EVS)|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 6E, 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) Multi-gigabit, Integrated 802.11ac 2×2 (2-stream) MU-MIMO, 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 6GHz, Bluetooth 5.3, LE Audio, Dual Bluetooth antennas, Bluetooth audio: Snapdragon Sound Technology with support for Qualcomm aptX Voice, aptX Lossless, aptX Adaptive, and LE audio, NFC|
|Charger||Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 technology|
The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 Mobile Platform processor will be powered by devices from leading global OEMs and brands including Redmi and realme, with commercial devices expected to be launched this month.