Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 announced by Qualcomm : Coming to phones later this month

Last Updated on November 19, 2023 by Nahush Gowda

Snapdragon 7+ Gen2 was just announced by Qualcomm. Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 is targeted for premium mid-range to upper mid-range smartphones.

Technical Specs of Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2

CPU1x Cortex-A710
@ 2.4GHz

3x Cortex-A710
@ 2.36GHz

4x Cortex-A510
@ 1.8GHz
DSP / NPUHexagon
2x 16-bit CH

@ 3200MHz LPDDR5  /  25.6GB/s
ISP/CameraTriple 14-bit Spectra ISP

1x 200MP or 84MP with ZSL
64+20MP with ZSL
3x 25MP with ZSL

4K HDR video & 64MP burst capture
4K30 10-bit H.265

Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10, HLG

720p480 Slow Motion Recording
Integrated ModemX62 Integrated

(5G NR Sub-6 + mmWave)
DL = 4400 Mbps
Mfc. ProcessSamsung 4nm

The new Gen 2 platform chips like 8 Gen 2 from Qualcomm which was recently found in Samsung S23 has been performing great.

In the same direction 7+ Gen 2 is an substantial upgrade from previously launched 7 Gen 1. Yes, there was no 7+ Gen 1 or 7 Gen 2, it feels logical keeping in mind the big improvements the new SOC offers

  • 50% improvement in CPU performance
  • 2X GPU performance
  • 13% better efficiency
  • 2X better AI performance
  • Updated support for 4K 60fps recording

CPU of Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2

Starting with the layout of the CPU, the arrangement of the core remains same as previous generation which is 1+3+4 CPU core configuration.

The main core is getting the biggest update. The primary core is now Arm’s Cortex-X2 compared to Cortex-A710 in previous 7 Gen 1. This gives CPU great performance boost specially for single threaded tasks.

Rest of the cores remain more or less same with mid-cores being 3x Cortex-A710 @ 2.36GHz with slight bump in clock speed. While efficient cores being 4x Cortex-A510@ 1.8GHz being exactly the same.

Read more: Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 launched

GPU of Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2

GPU front of the 7+ Gen 2 also sees improvements. Qualcomm without giving any product name to their Adreno GPU says new GPU has 2X the performance improvements compared to its predecessor.

Availability of Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2

Qualcomm said the new chips will be seen in phones as soon as end of this month. Mobile brands Redmi and Realme have already announced they will be launching 7+ Gen 2 powered phones soon.

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