Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 Mobile Platform, the latest and most powerful processor in its Snapdragon 7-series. The new 4nm chip promises to deliver substantial improvements in performance and power efficiency.
The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 features a Kryo CPU that can reach up to 2.91GHz, delivering a 50 percent performance boost over the previous generation. It also has an Adreno GPU that offers a 2x performance increase over the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. The new chip also supports up to LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.1 storage for faster data transfer.
In the camera department, the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 also supports up to a single camera of up to 200MP or dual cameras of up to 64MP + 36MP configuration. It also has a Spectra ISP that allows for up to 10-bit color depth photo and video capture and enables features such as HDR10+ and Dolby Vision, improved low-light photography, and video recording at up to 4K HDR10 at 60 fps.
The chipset supports Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E standards and Bluetooth 5.2 with aptX Adaptive audio. It also has an integrated Snapdragon X62 5G Modem-RF System modem that can deliver peak download speeds of up to 4.4Gbps. The chip also supports global 5G multi-SIM.
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The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 is expected to power some of the upcoming mid-range smartphones. Qualcomm claims that the new chip will provide users with a smooth and immersive experience across various use cases such as gaming, streaming, social media, productivity, and more.