Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 announced – offers over 50% improved performance while being more efficient
- Qualcomm has launched the new
Snapdragon7+ Gen 2 chipset.
- The chipset offers over 50% improvement in CPU performance while consuming less power.
- Redmi and Realme are expected to launch smartphones with the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 chipset soon.
AdvertisementQualcomm has today announced the launch of its latest chipset, the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2, the successor of the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 mobile platform.
The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 chipset comes with a significant improvement compared to its predecessor. The company, in its presentation, said that the new chipset improves CPU and GPU performance, artificial intelligence (AI), and power efficiency.
“Snapdragon is synonymous with premium mobile experiences. Today’s launch of the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 illustrates our ability to bring some of the most in-demand flagship features to our Snapdragon-7 series—making them accessible to more people,” Christopher Patrick, senior VP and general manager, mobile handsets, Qualcomm Technologies.
50% improved performance
The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 chipset, equipped with the Qualcomm Kryo CPU, offers a peak speed of 2.91 GHz and over 50% improved performance compared to the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset. Additionally, the new Adreno GPU is claimed to offer 2x improved performance over its predecessor.
It’s not just performance that has improved. The new Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 chipset is claimed to offer 13% improved power efficiency over its predecessor. This means the chipset can handle tasks better than the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset while consuming less power.
The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 chipset comes with the company’s auto variable rate shading (AVRS) feature, optimising power, and performance by rendering content in focus at full resolution and background content at a lower resolution.
It offers Snapdragon Sound with Qualcomm aptX for a lag-free gaming experience so that you can listen to your enemy’s movements on time.
Improved low-light imaging
The chipset is equipped with an 18-bit triple image signal processor (ISP), enabling users to capture images in low-light conditions. The ISP captures 30 images and merges the best parts into a single shot to create a brighter and clearer image. It supports up to 200MP sensors.
AI performance has also been boosted with the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 chipset. It comes with on-device AI integration across the platform and is claimed to offer 2x performance over its predecessor. Qualcomm has claimed that the chipset offers 40% better performance per Watt than the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1.
Up to 4.4 Gbps speeds
Equipped with the Snapdragon X62 5G Modem-RF System, the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 chipset offers download speeds of up to 4.4 Gbps and supports dual-SIM dual-active (DSDA) for both 4G and 5G connections.
The Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 Mobile Connectivity System offers Wi-Fi speeds of up to 3.6 Gbps.
While there is no change in mobile data speeds, the Wi-Fi speeds have improved from the 2.9 Gbps offered in the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset.
Redmi and Realme to soon launch smartphones
We will not have to wait long before seeing devices with the new chipset. The chipmaker has revealed that smartphone makers, including Redmi and Realme, will launch smartphones powered by the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 chipset starting this month.
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