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
|DSP / NPU||Hexagon|
|2x 16-bit CH|
@ 3200MHz LPDDR5 / 25.6GB/s
|ISP/Camera||Triple 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 Modem||X62 Integrated|
(5G NR Sub-6 + mmWave)
DL = 4400 Mbps
|Mfc. Process||Samsung 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.
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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