Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC announced for mid-range smartphones
Qualcomm has officially announced the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, its first mid-range chipset of 2022, alongside the high-end Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. It lacks some of the bells and whistles of its high-end counterpart, like a "Prime" performance core, but packs the newest CPU hardware from ARM and an upgraded GPU. Qualcomm has confirmed that the SoC will power smartphones made by Oppo, Honor and Xiaomi in H2, 2022.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 supports multiple camera configurations, including a single 200 MP sensor, 64 + 20 MP sensors, and three 25 MP sensors. It packs three 14-bit ISPs that capture 720p video at 480 FPS, and 4K HDR video at 30 FPS and supports recording in HDR10+, HDR10 and HLG. On the CPU side, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 packs four Cortex-A710 cores clocked at 2.4 GHz and four Cortex-A510 cores.
Qualcomm hasn't specified the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1's GPU model, but it is likely the Adreno 662, as it is supposedly 20% faster than its predecessor. The GPU can output video to one QHD+ display at 60 Hz or one FHD+ display at 144 Hz. External displays running at QHD+ 144 Hz are also supported. The included Adreno Frame Motion Engine supposedly "doubles framerates".
Wireless connectivity options on the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 are enabled by its Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 System, which supports Wi-Fi 6E (3.6 Gbps peak speed). Bluetooth 5.3 is supported, along with Qualcomm aptX Voice, aptX Lossless, and aptX Adaptive. The SoC is also compatible with most modern-day navigation standards, such as GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, NavIC, and Dual-Frequency GNSS (L1/L5).