Qualcomm on Friday announced a new seventh-generation mobile platform, the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2, which claims to scale up CPU and GPU performance, low-light photography and 4K HDR recording, AI experiences, 5G and Wi-Fi connectivity .
The US-based chipset maker said the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 achieves up to 13% improved power efficiency across the system for extended daily use.
The Qualcomm Kryo CPU clocks top speeds of up to 2.91GHz, for over 50% improved performance, while the Qualcomm Adreno GPU provides twice the performance, it claims.
The new SoC supports Snapdragon Elite Gaming features like Auto Variable Rate Shading (VRS). It also features Snapdragon audio with Qualcomm aptX for low-latency music streaming.
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The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 has an 18-bit triple ISP that allows users to take 30 photos and fuse the best parts into one image for brighter, clearer and more colorful images after dark. The new chipset can support up to 200 MP resolution and offset HDR video recording with triple exposure from two cameras simultaneously.
Powered by the Snapdragon X62 5G Modem-RF System, the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 can offer download speeds of up to 4.4 Gbps, the company claims. For the first time in the Snapdragon 7 series, this platform includes support for 4G/5G Dual-Sim Dual Active (DSDA), allowing consumers to use two SIM cards. It can support Wi-Fi speeds of up to 3.6 Gbps.
Qualcomm said the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 will be adopted by OEMs including Redmi and Realme, with commercial devices expected to launch this month.