Qualcomm released Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 this year instead of Snapdragon 898. The exact naming change is going to happen with the 700 series processors. The successor of the Snapdragon 778G could be called the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. Leaks have already revealed most of the specs of the processor. This article will talk about the features of Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 and some of the first devices to be powered by Snapdragon 7 Gen 1.
The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 could be the answer to MediaTek’s Dimensity 8100, which is a really powerful and efficient processor. The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 will be the successor to the Snapdragon 778G. It will come with an incremental improvement in performance and power efficiency.
Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 Features
The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 is said to come with four Arm Cortex-A710 and four Arm Cortex-A510 cores and Adreno 662 GPU. When compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which has four ARM Cortex A710 performance cores, four ARM Cortex A510 efficiency cores and one Cortex X2 high-performance core, it does not even come close.
The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 could be the answer to MediaTek’s Dimensity 8100 which is a really powerful and efficient processor. The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 will be the successor to the Snapdragon 778G. It will come with an incremental improvement in performance and power efficiency.
As per the leaks, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 will be slower than the Snapdragon 870. This means that it will not be able to compete with the Dimensity 8100, which lies somewhere between Snapdragon 870 and Snapdragon 888. This means that devices like the POCO F3 GT or the Realme GT Neo 2 will easily beat devices with the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 will be more of a mid-range processor just like its predecessors and will not compete with the powerful Dimensity 8000/8100. It will be a very popular processor just like the Snapdragon 778G and other 7 series processors.
Here is the list of Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 powered phones
- Honor 70 (Upcoming)
- Oppo Reno 8 (Upcoming)
Oppo Reno 8 may feature a 120Hz refresh rate, OLED display, 80-watt charging, and a 50MP IMX766 sensor. Honor 70 is said to pack a 120Hz refresh rate BOE FHD 10bit display, 4800mAh battery with 66W fast charger support, 108MP primary lens, Stereo dual speaker, and NFC.
There is no official information from any smartphone companies about phones with Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, but rumours suggest that the Honor 70 smartphones will be the first ones to come with this processor. According to the tipster Digital Chat Station, Oppo Reno 8 might be one of the first phones to feature the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset. Xiaomi, Realme, Samsung Vivo and OnePlus may also release their mid-range smartphones with the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1.