The San Diego giant has presented the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2, a new Premium midrange SoC that boasts a high-performance configuration, and that is emerging as one of the best options within its category. As you may have imagined, it is the successor to the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1.
We start by taking a look at the CPU, and we see that the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 comes with a processor of eight cores divided into a total of three blocks. The first block features a high-performance Cortex-X2 core running at 2.91 GHz, the second block has three Cortex-A710 cores running at 2.49 GHz, and the third block has four high-efficiency Cortex-A510 cores at 1 .8GHz.
Moving on to the GPU, the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 comes with a powerful gaming specialized Adreno GPU that supports advanced technologies such as volumetric rendering, variable rate shader and the Adreno Frame Motion Engine. According to Qualcomm, we can expect a performance improvement at the CPU level of 50% compared to the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 and twice the performance at the GPU level. The improvement in terms of efficiency is more discreet, and can reach 13% in certain scenarios.
If we talk about sustained performance, the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 would be able to offer 65% more performance in GFXBench Manhattan 3.0. under 1080p resolution, according to Qualcomm. Artificial intelligence performance has also doubledand the efficiency in this sense is 40% higher compared to the previous generation.
As for the rest of the keys, the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 comes with an 18-bit ISP, supports sensors up to 200 MP, it supports “super-resolution video,” supports 4K recording with HDR, and supports advanced low-light photography technologies. It comes with a Snapdragon X62 5G modem, supports Wi-Fi 6E and aptX Lossless Audio. Qualcomm has also included the Trust Management Engine to improve security.
The smartphones that will use this new SoC will fall into the premium mid-range category, and therefore their price will be high. We do not yet have specific figures, but most likely they will be between 400 and 650 $, depending on the manufacturer and the specific specifications of each terminal. This is an important detail, because in the end it may in some cases be too close to top-of-the-range models that will be one step above in terms of performance.