Qualcomm has unveiled new processors for future high-end and mid-range flagships. There is the successor to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 called Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. Please note, it is Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and not Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus. Then there’s the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 as a follow-up to the Snapdragon 778G chipset. While Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is made on a TSMC 4nm node, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 is made on a Samsung 4nm process. They both come with improved power efficiency and performance (for SD 7 Gen 1, especially in the gaming area).
Here are the details –
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Specifications and Features
Qualcomm has increased the clock speeds of the cores, including the graphics core. So, here’s what the chip layout looks like now: 1x Cortex-X2 Prime Core @ 3.2GHz, 3x Cortex-A710 Performance Core @ 2.8GHz and 4x Cortex-A510 Efficiency Core @ 2.0GHz frequency . This is coupled with the Adreno GPU with a 10% performance gain over the predecessor.
The chipmaker also boasts 10% faster CPU performance and a total of up to 30% more power efficiency than the last-gen chip.
The rest of the setup is pretty much the same as Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
Qualcomm’s customers for this chip are Asus ROG, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, Realme, Motorola, iQOO, Black Shark, Honor, Lenovo, etc.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 Specifications and Features
Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 has a tri-cluster configuration with 1x ARM Cortex-A710 Prime core @2.4GHz, 3x ARM Cortex-A710 Performance cores @2.36GHz and 4x ARM Cortex-A510 Efficiency cores @1.8GHz clock speed.
It is aimed at mobile gaming enthusiasts and offers features such as “Adreno Frame Motion Engine” and 7th Generation Qualcomm AI Engine. It also comes with support for up to 200 Megapixel Photo Capture, 14-bit Qualcomm Spectra Triple ISP, Snapdragon X62 5G Modem RF System and Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+, and a claim of up to 30% better AI performance than SD 778G .
You could expect Oppo, Xiaomi and Honor, among other brands, to launch their Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 powered phones in Q2 2022.
Upcoming Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Phones Announced So Far
- Xiaomi 12 Ultra
- OnePlus 10 Ultra
- Asus ROG 6 Series
- Realme GT 2 Master Edition
Upcoming Snapdragon 7 Gen1 phones announced so far
- Oppo Reno 8 Pro
- Honor 70 Pro
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