Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2, Qualcomm turbocharges mid-range smartphones

The characteristics of the new SoC bring it closer to the high-end models

Qualcomm Technologies announced the new Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 Mobile Platform. “Snapdragon is synonymous with world-class mobile experiences. Today’s launch of the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 illustrates our ability to bring some of the most requested flagship features to our series Snapdragon-7, making them accessible to more people,” said Christopher Patrick, senior vice president and general manager of mobile handsets, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We are committed to providing the most innovative solutions to meet the needs of consumers, of our customers and the industry at large”.

Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 features the Qualcomm Kryo CPU with peak speeds up to 2.91 GHz, for more than 50% improved performance over the previous generation, while the Adreno GPU offers two times improved performance. Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 achieves up to 13% improved power efficiency throughout the system for extended daily use. On-device AI is built into the entire platform. As for gaming, the new SoC is supported by selected Snapdragon Elite Gaming features such as Auto Variable Rate Shading (VRS). Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 optimizes power and performance by rendering in-focus content at full resolution and scene background at a lower resolution. Volume rendering also adds realism to game scenes with particle graphics such as fog and smoke. Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 features Snapdragon Sound with Qualcomm aptX for lossless music streaming and lag-free audio for gaming.

Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 features 18-bit triple ISP, allowing users to capture in mega low light mode, snapping 30 images and merging the best parts into one shot for brighter, clearer, more colorful photos after dark . Users can capture over 4,000 times more camera data for extreme dynamic range with vivid color and clarity. Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 supports up to 200MP photo capture and triple exposure offset HDR video capture from two cameras simultaneously. The integrated Qualcomm AI Engine, with more than two times improved AI performance and 40% higher performance per Watt than its predecessor, delivers enhanced AI experiences. Also featured is the Qualcomm Sensing Hub with a dedicated AI processor, powering context-aware use cases such as user activity recognition and acoustic scene detection. Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 enables AI Super Resolution to intelligently scale up game scenes or photos to get higher visual quality from a low resolution image (from 1080p to 4K).

Thanks to the Snapdragon X62 5G Modem-RF system, Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 offers download speeds of up to 4.4 Gbps, and greater energy efficiency, supporting more networks, frequencies and bandwidths globally. For the first time in the Snapdragon 7 series, this platform includes support for 4G/5G Dual-Sim Dual Active (DSDA), so consumers can use two SIMs when traveling or to separate work and personal communications. Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 is equipped with the Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 mobile connectivity system to offer Wi-Fi up to 3.6 Gbps. Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 will be adopted by major OEM brands, including Redmi and Realme, with commercial device launches scheduled for this month.