Qualcomm recently announced its latest processor for the mid-range segment, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 3. The new chip is built on the advanced TSMC 4nm process and supports Wi-Fi 6/6E, Bluetooth 5.3, and 5G connectivity.
According to Qualcomm, the chip is designed to bring a well-balanced blend of efficiency and cost-effectiveness to the mid-range segment. It delivers over 50% faster GPU performance and 60% improved AI performance per watt, compared to the previous generation.
The Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 features a 1+3+4 architecture, similar to its predecessor, the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2. The CPU part includes a 2.63GHz big core, three 2.4GHz performance cores, and four 1.8GHz efficiency cores.
This configuration also has an integrated Adreno 720 GPU that supports up to 4K@60Hz displays, 10-bit color depth, HDR gaming, OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0 FP, and Vulkan 1.3. It also comes with a Snapdragon X63 5G Modem-RF System, which supports up to 5Gbps download speeds and 5G mmWave and sub-6 GHz bands.
The Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 is not the only new processor that Qualcomm has unveiled recently. The company also launched the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, based on the Cortex-X4 core running up to 3.3 GHz. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is aimed at the high-end segment, offering 30% faster and 20% more efficient performance than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. The chip also features generative AI, up to 240 fps graphics, UFS 3.1 storage, and LPDDR5x memory that supports up to 3200MHz and up to 16GB of RAM.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 is expected to power the next generation of connected smart devices this month, with HONOR and vivo listed as the first manufacturers to use the chip.