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.

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)
    • 1x Kryo (Arm Cortex X2-based) Prime core @ 2.91GHz
    • 3x Kryo (Arm Cortex A710-based) Performance cores @ 2.49GHz
    • 4x Kryo (Arm Cortex A510-based) Efficiency cores @ 1.8GHz
    • ARM Cortex v9
    • Adreno GPU
    • Vulkan 1.1
    • Select Snapdragon Elite Gaming features
    • Adreno Frame Motion Engine
    • Video playback: H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC), VP8, VP9, 4K HDR10, HLG, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, AV1
    • Maximum On-Device Display Support: 4K @ 60Hz/QHD+ @ 120Hz
        • 10-bit color
        • HDR10, HDR10+Maximum External Display Support: 4K @ 60Hz
    • Hexagon DSP with Hexagon Vector eXtensions, Hexagon Tensor Accelerator, Hexagon Scalar Accelerator, Hexagon Direct Link
    • AI Engine
        • Dual AI processors for audio and sensors
        • Always-sensing camera
        • Qualcomm Sensing Hub
Memory LPDDR5 @ 3200 MHz
    • Triple 18-bit Spectra ISP
        • Up to 32 MP triple camera @ 30 FPS with Zero Shutter Lag
        • Up to 64+36 MP dual camera @ 30 FPS with Zero Shutter Lag
        • Up to 108 MP single camera @ 30 FPS with Zero Shutter Lag
        • Up to 200 MP Photo CaptureUp to 200MP photo capture
    • Snapdragon X62 5G Modem
Charging Qualcomm Quick Charge 5
    • Location: Beidou, Galileo, GLONASS, GPS, QZSS, Dual Frequency GNSS support
    • Wi-Fi: Qualcomm FastConnect 6900; Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi 6; 2.4/5GHz/6GHz
    • Bands; 20/40/80/160 MHz Channels; DBS (2×2 + 2×2), TWT, WPA3, 8×8 MU-MIMO
    • Bluetooth: Version 5.3, aptX Voice, aptX Lossless, aptX Adaptive, and LE audio
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.


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