Qualcomm has announced its latest mid-range 7 series Mobile Platform processor the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, which is the successor of the Snapdragon 778 / 778G+, as they promised. This has select Snapdragon Elite Gaming features including Qualcomm Adreno Frame Motion Engine, Qualcomm Game Quick Touch, Variable Rate Shading, and more than 20% faster graphics rendering compared to the predecessor.
It also supports Quad HD+ Display with Snapdragon Sound Technology that features anti-howling for multiplayer gaming. There is also Audio Contextual Detection that adjusts the volume. The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 features a Qualcomm Spectra triple ISP that lets you shoot simultaneously from three cameras or take photos at 200MP, which is the first in the Snapdragon 7 series.
It also has staggered 4K HDR and the 7th gen Qualcomm AI Engine that enables Deep Learning Face Detect, based on 300 facial landmarks, which allows for more accurate autofocus even while wearing a mask. The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 also features up to 30% improved AI performance. The new chip includes a dedicated Trust Management Engine and Android Ready SE a Snapdragon 7-series first prioritizing the safety and protection of users’ information.
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, over Wi-Fi 6 and 6E first for the 7-series.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 Features -
|CPU||1 x Kryo Prime CPUs (A710-based) at up to 2.4GHz, 3 x Kryo Performance CPUs (A710-based) at up to 2.36GHz, 4x Kryo Efficiency CPUs (A510-based) at up to 1.8GHz|
|Process||Samsung 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|
|Camera||Up to 25 MP triple camera, Up to 64+20 MP dual camera, Up to 84 MP single camera with ZSL, Up to 200MP single camera, Qualcomm Spectra Image Sensor Processor (Triple 14-bit ISPs), 4K HDR Video Capture + 64 MP Photo Capture, 10-bit HEIF: HEIC photo capture, HEVC video capture, Video Capture Formats: HDR10+, HDR10, HLG, 4K HDR Video Capture @ 30 FPS Slow-mo video capture at 720p @ 480 FPS, Demura and subpixel rendering for OLED Uniformity|
|Display||FHD+ at 144 Hz, QHD+ at 60 Hz, Maximum External Display Support: up t QHD+ @ 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|
|Multi-SIM||LTE Dual SIM, 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 4+ technology|
The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 Mobile Platform will be powered by devices from leading global OEMs and brands including HONOR, OPPO, and Xiaomi, with commercial devices expected to be available in Q2 2022. OPPO has confirmed that will be the first company to launch Snapdragon 7 Gen 1-powered Reno8 Pro smartphone on May 23rd. HONOR should launch the HONOR 70 with the chip later this month, and Redmi will also launch a phone with this processor.