Qualcomm reboots Snapdragon 7 series with new Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2
Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2, a successor to the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 and the company's latest Snapdragon 7 series chipset. Qualcomm has skipped the Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 1 and the Snapdragon 7 Gen 2, underlining the considerable performance gains between the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 and its latest Snapdragon 7 series chipset.
Specifically, Qualcomm promises up to 50% CPU performance improvements with a triple-cluster arrangement of 1 prime core, 3 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores. For now, the company has only revealed the prime cores' peak clock speed, which can reach 2.91 GHz during demanding tasks. As with the Snapdragon 8 series, the Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 will run its performance and efficiency cores at lower clock speeds than its prime core.
Meanwhile, Qualcomm claims that the Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 contains a GPU with twice the performance of the Adreno 644 powering the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. The company also boasts that the chipset will deliver sustained GPU performance with little throttling, although the amount of throttling will differ from device to device. Supposedly, the Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 will offer all this with 13% better power efficiency than its predecessor.
Meanwhile, Qualcomm has integrated an image signal processor (ISP) that supports up to 200 MP camera sensors, 4K HDR video, and an improved night mode that can interpolate 30 images taken almost simultaneously. Furthermore, the Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 offers a Snapdragon X62 5G modem that delivers 4.4 Gbit/s peak download speeds and a FastConnection 6900 modem for WiFi 6 and WiFi 6E. The Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 will arrive later this month, starting with devices from Realme and Redmi. Please see Qualcomm's website for more details.