Snapdragon 7+ Gen 1 to arrive as an underclocked Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 this month
As previously reported, Qualcomm looks set to launch its next chipset this month. The SoC, "SM7475" is expected to be branded as the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 1, and a new leak has now revealed more relevant details ahead of its debut.
According to Digital Chat Station, the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 1 will arrive as an underclocked Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 of sorts. This isn't the first time the leaker has compared "SM7475" to last year's flagship chipset, with leaked benchmark numbers also hinting at comparable performance between the SoCs. The SoC is expected to outperform MediaTek's Dimensity 8200 as well.
If the source is anything to go by, the CPU configuration of the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 1 will be identical to that of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, albeit with lower clock speeds. It seems to be the same on the GPU end, as well, with Digital Chat Station claiming the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 1 will arrive with an Adreno 725 running at 580 MHz. The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 featured the Adreno 730 running at an 800 MHz base clock, for example.
While the vanilla Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 was built by Samsung, "SM7475" will be made on TSMC's 4nm node—effectively mirroring the relationship between the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 last year. Lastly, the new chipset will be adopted by Xiaomi, Realme, OPPO, Vivo, and likely other smartphone makers. New phones powered by "SM7475" are expected to surface at the end of the month.