Qualcomm Unwraps Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2
By Mike Robuck
Qualcomm unveiled a mobile chipset bringing some of its high-end flagship features into its Snapdragon 7-series to make them more accessible to a broader range of consumers.
Director, of product management, Cindy Lei,told press the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 mobile platform runs an Adreno GPU delivering a two-times performance boost over its predecessor.
She claimed this as the “biggest GPU performance leap in the 7-series history”.
The chip runs a Kyro CPU which Qualcomm stated doubles peak speeds to 2.91GHz and the platform features an integrated AI engine tipped as delivering a 40 per cent improvement in performance per watt.
Qualcomm touted better image capture from an 18-bit Triple ISP compatible with cameras of up to 200MP and HDR video captured from two modules simultaneously.
The chip is compatible with mmWave and sub-6GHz bands, delivering peak data rates of 4.4Gb/s in the downlink.
There is also compatibility for dual 5G SIMs, a feature Qualcomm introduced on its flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset in 2022.
Lei noted variable rate shading was also a new feature for the 7-series which allocates resources to reduce GPU workloads without sacrificing graphical fidelity, a feature she cited as useful for gaming.
Qualcomm stated Xiaomi Redmi and Realme are preparing to launch devices featuring the platform, with the first expected later this month.