With the new Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Qualcomm hopes to improve the gaming experience in midrange devices. The chipset, which was released alongside the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, introduces features that are firsts in the 7 series. This article will go through the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 and the improvements it brings.
Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 Overview:
Qualcomm has used Samsung’s 4nm process to manufacture the 7 Gen 1. it’s an octa-core SoC with the prime Cortex-A710 cores running at up to 2.4GHz, while other three Cortex-A710 and four Cortex-A510 can run at up to 2.36GHz and 1.8GHz, respectively.
Qualcomm has paired the CPU with an Adreno GPU but has not specified which one. However, they claim that the configuration improves graphics performance by 20% over its predecessor. Furthermore, the processor supports 3200MHz LPDDR5 and UFS 3.1 storage.
The company has also included Snapdragon Elite Gaming features such as Game Quick Touch and Adreno Frame Motion Engine to improve gaming performance.
The chipset incorporates an X62 5G modem with download speeds of up to 4.4Gbps and dual 5G connectivity. Likewise, the Qualcomm Fast Connect 6900 supports WiFi 6/6E at speeds of up to 3.6 Gbps.
The new SoC also brings supports Qualcomm aptX Lossless technology and 16-bit 44.1kHz lossless wireless streaming over Bluetooth 5.3.
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The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 features the Qualcomm Spectra Triple 14-bit ISP, also found in the Snapdragon 888. It can record 720p video at 480 frames per second and 4K HDR video at 30 frames per second. Furthermore, it supports a single 200MP camera, a first for the 7 series. In addition, the processor supports HDR10+, HDR10, and HLG formats.
The Qualcomm AI Engine 7th Generation improves computational photography and videography on phones equipped with the chipset.
Android SE for vault-like security
The chipset includes support for Android SE and a Trusted Management Engine, which are firsts for the 7 series. It is required to store digital keys, IDs, and mobile wallets.
It can also support 60Hz QHD+ and FHD+ displays with a 144Hz refresh rate. GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, NavIC, and GNSS are all navigation systems.
Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC Specifications:
- Process: 4nm process
- Core Architecture: 1x Cortex-A710 (2.4Ghz) + 3x Cortex-A710 (2.36Ghz) + 4x Cortex-A510 (1.8Ghz)
- GPU: Adreno GPU
- Memory Support: LPDDR5 up to 3200 MHz
- Max Camera: 200MP single camera
- Video Support: 4K @ 30fps with HDR 10+
- Modem: X62
- Connectivity: 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3
Smartphones with Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
The Oppo Reno 8 Pro is the first phone to launch with this mobile silicon. Besides this, rumors suggests Nothing Phone (1) is also expected to arrive with Snapdragon 7 Gen 1.
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