The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 is a fast mid-range SoC with 8 cores for smartphones and tablets (mainly Android-based). It was introduced at the beginning of 2023 and brings significant advantages compared to the predecessor, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 (hence the direct jump to the Plus naming).
Qualcomm combines a powerful ARM Cortex-X2 performance core with clock rates up to 2.91 GHz with three Cortex-A710 cores at 2.49 GHz and with four frugal Cortex-A510 efficiency cores at 1.8 GHz. An Adreno 725 is used as the GPU, which supports Vulkan 1.1 and Snapdragon Elite Gaming.
Qualcomm speaks of a 50 percent better processor performance and twice the GPU and AI performance, as well as a 13 percent improved efficiency, each compared to the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1.
The integrated ISP can handle photos from a 200 MP camera as well as 4K HDR videos. Qualcomm promises a particularly effective night mode, in which 30 photos are taken almost simultaneously and combined into a brighter image. The AI accelerator is not only twice as fast, but also 40 percent more efficient, enabling AI Super Resolution, among other things, so games and videos can be intelligently scaled to a higher resolution.
The integrated Bluetooth chip supports Qualcomm aptX Lossless as well as Qualcomm High Speed Link for a more stable connection. Qualcomm also installs a Snapdragon X62 5G modem that achieves a download speed of up to 4.4 Gbps. The FastConnect 6900 chip supports Wi-Fi 6 and also Wi-Fi 6E.
The SoC is manufactured in the modern 4nm process at TSMC and should have a very good energy efficiency.
Cortex-X2 / A710 / A510
1800 - 2910 MHz
Number of Cores / Threads
8 / 8
Adreno 662 GPU, X62 5G Modem, Hexagon AI Accelerator, Specra 570 ISP, FasctConnect 6700 Wi-Fi 6E