This week, Qualcomm has come with its next-gen mid-range chipset, Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2, with key features to make the inducting device much more competitive.
The new chip seems like a stripped-down Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, with few features taken from the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chip too. Overall, the SD 7+ Gen 2 is a good octa-core processor with clock speeds of up to 2.91GHz, QHD+ display support, and other fairly premium features.
Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 Specifications
Qualcomm highlights its flagship processors every year, but mid-range chips play an important role in the mobile ecosystem. They power a number of handsets from various OEMs in this space, with the necessary features to get the job done without emptying the user pockets.
Well, in this pursuit, Qualcomm has brought in Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 this week – making it one of the best chipsets for the upcoming midrange smartphones. Though we don’t have the regular Snapdragon 7 Gen 2 yet, Qualcomm says the naming for the new chip “represents platforms that sit at the top of their tier/series,” rather than the ‘+’ symbol representing a minor improvement over a previous chipset.
— Snapdragon (@Snapdragon) March 17, 2023
Thus, it’s the first second-generation Snapdragon 7 series chipset to skip a vanilla counterpart and launch with the necessary features. Here are its specifications;
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 (sm7475)|
|Memory||LPDDR5 @ 3200 MHz|
|Charging||Qualcomm Quick Charge 5|
|Manufacturing Process||4nm TSMC|
Other notable features include Qualcomm’s Spectra Triple 18-bit image signal processor (ISP), the Snapdragon X62 5G modem-RF system, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, and Android Ready SE for digital car keys and IDs. Except for a newer 5G modem and Wi-Fi 7, all the above features are already available in the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chip.
Qualcomm says the commercial devices based on this chip will arrive soon, probably by the end of this month. We can expect Chinese OEMs like Realme and Redmi to embrace this new chip in their mid-range offerings and be placed at a competitive price tag.