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Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 has been unveiled by Qualcomm which is the next version of its mobile platform for the mid-range. The new processor is intended to provide robust entertainment experiences as well as performance improvements to a large variety of smartphones.
This latest platform is an advancement of last year’s Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, which was already a step forward from the replaced older Snapdragon 700 series. It began bridging the gap with the premium Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 which is a trend that continues with Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 this year.
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Unexpectedly, Qualcomm has omitted the simple “non-plus” Snapdragon 7 Gen 2 to underline how far its latest midrange chip has progressed and would make more sense if a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 appears later this year but feels strange.
Importance of Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2
While being built on the same process of 4-nanometer like how the processor was made last year, the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 boasts performance and enhancements formerly reserved for the Qualcomm 8-series chips which were more expensive.
This features Qualcomm’s Kryo CPU providing 50% faster performance with peak rates of up to 2.91GHz, and the Qualcomm Adreno GPU, which doubles graphic performance. However, even with these advancements, Qualcomm has managed to improve power efficiency by 13% and incorporate on-device AI across the entire platform. Efficiency in battery is increased with integrated Qualcomm AI Engine doubling in performance.
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The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 will provide excellent gaming experience, images enhancement, 5G and WiFi will connect at a fast pace. It also includes support for Snapdragon Elite Gaming technologies such as Volumetric Rendering, Auto Variable Rate Shading, and Snapdragon Sound with Qualcomm aptX lossless music streaming to give out content with full resolution, visuals with clarity, and fantastic audio to people who love gaming and for entertainment purposes.
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An 18-bit Triple Image Signal Processor also known as ISP is featured in the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 and a performance even with dynamic range and dim lights. 4K range with high dynamic video and up to 200 megapixels with dual camera and triple exposure at once is what the chip can handle.
In its first, the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 with the Snapdragon X62 5G Modem-RF system can handle 4.4Gbps download speeds with 5G/4G Dual-Sim Dual Active standby to the Snapdragon 7-series CPUs.
Qualcomm’s senior VP and GM of mobile handsets, Christopher Patrick, stated in the official press release, “Snapdragon is synonymous with premium mobile experiences. Today’s launch of the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 illustrates our ability to bring some of the most in-demand flagship features to our Snapdragon-7 series—making them accessible to more people.”
Premium phones like Oneplus 11 and Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will be powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and its new versions. Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 will work towards similar genres in mid range phones like AI, photography, entertainment.
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According to Qualcomm, devices carrying the new chip will be priced between $400 to $600 and will make its way by the end of this month.