Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 4nm Mobile Platform

Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2
Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2

Qualcomm has announced its latest mid-range 7 series mobile platform Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2. It is the successor to Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. If you are confused about Snapdragon 7+ Gen 1 or Snapdragon 7 Gen 2, these mobile platforms don’t exist.

Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 promises substantial performance and improved power efficiency. This SoC is built on TSMC 4nm process. It has 1+3+4 architecture that includes one Kryo Prime Cortex X2 core clocked at up to 2.91GHz, three Kryo Performance Cortex A710 cores clocked at up to 2.49GHz, and four Efficiency Cortex A510 cores running at up to 1.8GHz. The company promises 50% faster CPU performance than its predecessor.

The SoC features an unnamed Adreno GPU that boasts a 2x improved GPU.

The SoC supports on-device QHD+ display at 120 Hz and up to 4K @ 60 Hz external display. The ISP in the chipset is also getting a boost. The SoC has an 18-bit Triple ISP for improved low-light photography. It also supports 200MP sensors and HDR video capture.

Qualcomm’s AI Engine also offers 2x performance improvements. It also features Snapdragon X62 5G Modem-RF System with up to 4.4 Gbps download. The phone with this SpC will be able to utilize the 4G/5G Dual-Sim Dual Active (DSDA) feature. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6E, 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) Multi-gigabit, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.3 with support for Qualcomm aptX Voice, aptX Lossless, aptX Adaptive, and LE audio.

Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 also promises 13% improved power efficiency. It also supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 fast charging technology.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2: Specifications

Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 (sm7475)
CPU1x Kryo (Arm Cortex X2-based) Prime core @ 2.91GHz
3x Kryo (Arm Cortex A710-based) Performance cores @ 2.49GHz
4x Kryo (Arm Cortex A510-based) Efficiency cores @ 1.8GHz
ARM Cortex v9
Vulkan 1.1
Select Snapdragon Elite Gaming features
Adreno Frame Motion Engine
Video playback: H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC), VP8, VP9, 4K HDR10, HLG, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, AV1
DisplayMaximum On-Device Display Support: 4K @ 60Hz/QHD+ @ 120Hz
Maximum External Display Support: 4K @ 60Hz
10-bit color
HDR10, HDR10+
AIHexagon DSP with Hexagon Vector eXtensions, Hexagon Tensor Accelerator, Hexagon Scalar Accelerator, Hexagon Direct Link
AI Engine
Qualcomm Sensing Hub
Dual AI processors for audio and sensors
Always-sensing camera
MemoryLPDDR5 @ 3200 MHz
ISPTriple 18-bit Spectra ISP
Up to 32 MP triple camera @ 30 FPS with Zero Shutter Lag
Up to 64+36 MP dual camera @ 30 FPS with Zero Shutter Lag
Up to 108 MP single camera @ 30 FPS with Zero Shutter Lag
Up to 200 MP Photo Capture
ModemSnapdragon X62 5G Modem
ChargingQualcomm Quick Charge 5
ConnectivityLocation: Beidou, Galileo, GLONASS, GPS, QZSS, Dual Frequency GNSS support
Wi-Fi: Qualcomm FastConnect 6900; Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi 6; 2.4/5GHz/6GHz
Bands: 20/40/80/160 MHz Channels; DBS (2×2 + 2×2), TWT, WPA3, 8×8 MU-MIMO
Bluetooth: Version 5.3, aptX Voice, aptX Lossless, aptX Adaptive, and LE audio
Manufacturing Process4nm TSMC