Qualcomm just announced its new Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 upper mid-range chipset. And no you didn’t miss them – there were no Snapdragon 7+ Gen 1 and no Snapdragon 7 Gen 2. The original Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 only made it to a handful of devices too, but hopefully things will change now.
The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 guarantees significant enhancements in performance and power efficiency. Its primary Kryo CPU core operates at 2.91GHz, and the complete 1+3+4 CPU bundle offers more than a 50% increase in performance in comparison to the SD7 Gen 1.
On the flip side, a Adreno GPU that remains unnamed showcases a 2x increase in performance. However, the gains in efficiency are slightly more moderate, with a 13% improvement in different scenarios.
Typically, Qualcomm announcements lack specific specifications for the CPU or GPU package. However, the positive news is that gadgets equipped with this technology will be available as early as this month, so we won’t have to wait long to discover their features.
Additional features of the platform include Auto Variable Rate Shading, which renders the gaming foreground in high resolution while conserving power and resources by rendering the background in low resolution. The platform also includes Volumetric Rendering, which was first introduced with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 platform.
The Internet Service Provider (ISP) also receives a significant improvement. It has been upgraded to an 18-bit Triple ISP to enhance low-light photography by combining 30 images into one. Additionally, it supports 200MP sensors and enables HDR video capture with triple exposure from two cameras simultaneously.
Qualcomm’s AI Engine provides a 2x increase in performance and 40% reduction in battery consumption per watt in the realm of AI. The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 incorporates the Snapdragon X62 5G Modem-RF System to enable connectivity with download speeds of up to 4.4 Gbps. What’s even more significant is that the 7 series smartphones can now take advantage of the Dual-Sim Dual Active (DSDA) feature, which supports both 4G and 5G networks.