Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 is here with massive performance boost

Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 Unveiled
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Qualcomm recently unveiled a new upper-midrange chipset, the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2. Without releasing the previously rumored Snapdragon 7+ Gen 1 or 7 Gen 2. Let’s know more about Qualcomm’s new chipset along with its availability in the market.

Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 Overview:

Better performance and power efficiency

Qualcomm claims that this new chipset outperforms its predecessor, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, in terms of performance and power efficiency. Manufactured under TSMC’s 4nm (N4) process node, the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 has a “1+3+4” CPU architecture. The main CPU core (Cortex-X2) here is clocked at 2.91 GHz, and the company says the 7+ Gen 2 outperforms the 7 Gen 1 by 50% in CPU performance.

The rest of the CPU cluster consists of 3x Cortex-A710 (@2.49 GHz) and 4x Cortex-A510 (@1.8 GHz) cores. On the other hand, its unnamed Adreno GPU has a 2x performance boost, whereas Qualcomm claims 13% better power efficiency as well. As for memory, it has support for LPDDR5 RAM (up to 3200 MHz) and UFS 3.1 storage.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 Architecture

What else?

To save power and resources, Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 includes “Auto Variable Rate Shading,” which renders foreground gaming scenes in high resolution while leaving the background in low resolution. Qualcomm has also included the “Volumetric Rendering” feature, previously seen on the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip.

For better low-light photography, the ISP has been upgraded to an 18-bit Triple ISP, which involves stacking 30 images into one. This chipset supports 200MP sensors, as well as HDR video capture with dual cameras capturing triple exposure at the same time.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen-2 Features

In terms of artificial intelligence, Qualcomm’s AI Engine on the 7+ Gen 2 now provides 2x improved performance and 40% battery savings per watt. This chip uses the Snapdragon X62 5G Modem-RF System for connectivity, with download speeds of up to 4.4 Gbps. Phones powered by this chip can use the 4G/5G Dual-Sim Dual Active (DSDA) feature too. Likewise, it supports WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 technology.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2: Specifications

  • Process: TSMC 4nm (N4)
  • CPU: Octa-core
    – 1x Cortex-X2 (@2.91 GHz)
    – 3x Cortex-A710 (@2.49 GHz)
    – 4x Cortex-A510 (@1.8 GHz)
  • GPU: Adreno (Select Snapdragon Elite Gaming features)
  • Display: Full HD+ (Up to 144Hz) or QHD+ (Up to 120Hz)
  • Modem: Snapdragon X62 5G
  • Connectivity: WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3 (LE Audio)
  • Camera: Qualcomm Spectra Triple ISP (Up to 200MP camera)

Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2: Available Smartphones

Smartphones powered by the all-new Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 are expected to arrive later this month. The first phones with this chip could be Realme GT Neo 5 SE and Redmi Note 12 Turbo (aka POCO X5 GT).