Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 processor. It is a new processor under the Snapdragon 7 series that will power mid-range devices. The chipset is also the first mid-range SoC from the US-based company this year.
The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 processor comes with several first features. Qualcomm has confirmed that smartphones from Xiaomi, OPPO, and Honor powered by the newly announced processor will arrive in H2, 2022. OPPO’s Reno8 Pro is expected to be the first phone with the said SoC to launch on May 23rd.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 Specifications
The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 processor is based on a 4nm process. It packs four Cortex-A710 cores clocked at 2.4GHz and four Cortex-A510 cores. It has Adreno 662 GPU that offers 20 percent faster performance than its predecessor. The new Snapdragon processor is also equipped with an X62 5G modem that is capable of 4.4Gbps download speeds and dual 5G connectivity. It supports WiFi-6E and Bluetooth 5.3 along with Snapdragon Sound and aptX support. The chipset can handle up to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM.
The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 supports up to 60Hz QHD+ or 144Hz FHD+ displays. In the photography department, it supports a single 200MP sensor, 64MP + 20MP sensors, and three 25MP sensors. It features three 14-bit ISPs that can capture 720p video at 480 fps and 4K HDR video at 30 fps. The processor also supports HDR10+, HDR10, and HLG formats.
The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 comes with Android SE and a Trusted Management Engine that promises optimal security for digital keys and wallets. The processor is compatible with modern-day navigation satellites such as GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, NavIC, and dual-frequency GNSS.
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