Qualcomm, the renowned mobile chip manufacturer, has unveiled its latest mid-range chipset, the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2. This chipset is an upgrade to the previous Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 and is expected to power upcoming smartphones in 2023. This article will list some of the latest smartphones equipped with the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 chipset.
Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 Specifications
The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 is built on TSMC’s 4nm fabrication process, as used for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. It features a core layout similar to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 but at a lower clock frequency. This lower frequency is offset by the Adreno GPU, which Qualcomm claims to have up to 2x improved performance, and will presumably be more power-efficient than the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1.
The chipset’s CPU comprises 1X Kryo Prime core based on Arm Cortex X2 technology clocked at 2.91GHz, 3X Kryo Performance cores based on Arm Cortex A710 clocked at 2.49GHz, and 4X Kryo Efficiency cores based on Arm Cortex A510 clocked at 1.8GHz. This combination of core types is expected to balance power and efficiency.
The Adreno GPU, which remains unspecified, supports Vulkan 1.1 and several Snapdragon Elite Gaming features, including Adreno Frame Motion Engine. It also supports video playback for several codecs, including HDR10+ and Dolby Vision. Additionally, the chipset supports 10-bit colour depth, HDR10, and HDR10+ on its display.
The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 also features Qualcomm’s Spectra Triple 18-bit image signal processor (ISP) capable of up to 200MP photo capture. The chipset supports up to 32 MP triple camera @ 30 FPS, up to 64 MP + 36 MP dual camera @ 30 FPS, and up to 108 MP single camera @ 30 FPS, all with zero shutter lag.
Another notable thing to mention is the Snapdragon X62 5G modem-RF system, which supports global 5G bands and up to 4.4 Gbps download speeds. The chipset also has a dedicated Trust Management Engine, Android Ready SE for digital car keys and IDs, Wi-Fi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.3 support.
Here is the list of Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 Phones
1. Poco F5
On May 9th, 2023, POCO launched their latest addition to the F series, the POCO F5. It sports a 6.67-inch FHD+ OLED panel and can support Dolby Vision, a 120Hz refresh rate, and a 240Hz touch sampling rate. It is India’s first smartphone to be equipped with the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 chipset.
To enhance the device’s cooling, it has a vapour chamber cooling system that spans an area of approximately 3725mm². The phone has a 64MP rear camera with OIS, a 2x in-sensor lossless zoom, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP macro camera. It has a 5000mAh battery with 67W fast charging capabilities. Running on Android 13 with MIUI 14, it promises to provide two major OS updates The device comes in Carbon Black, Sandstorm White, and Electric Blue colour options.
2. Redmi Note 12 Turbo
The Redmi Note 12 Turbo feature a 6.67-inch FHD+ 120Hz OLED panel. The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 SoC powers it. It packs a triple camera setup at the back comprising a 64MP primary sensor with OIS, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP macro sensor. The device has a large 5000mAh battery and supports 67W fast charging. The smartphone is currently available in China.
3. Realme GT Neo 5 SE
Realme GT Neo 5 SE launched with the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 SoC in China. It features a larger 6.74-inch 1.5K 144Hz AMOLED display and a triple camera setup at the back comprising a 64MP Omnivision primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP sensor. It has a 16MP front-facing camera for selfies. The device sports a 5500mAh battery and a whopping 100W fast charging. It runs on Android 13 out of the box.
Apart from these, we will soon see smartphones with the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 from other brands. OPPO, OnePlus, Vivo, Motorola, and iQOO will also likely release their Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 phones soon. Make sure you stay tuned to this space for the latest details.