Qualcomm Announces Launch of Next-Gen Snapdragon 7 Chipset, Bringing Flagship Power to Mid-Range Phones
San Diego-based chipmaker Qualcomm has confirmed that it will launch the next-generation Snapdragon 7 chipset on March 17th. The Snapdragon 7 Gen 2 is expected to offer nearly the same level of power as the company’s previous flagship chips. The chip features a single Cortex-X2 core clocked at 2.92 GHz, three Cortex-A710 units running at 2.5 GHz, and four 1.8 GHz Cortex-A510 cores, according to a Geekbench leak. This is the first time Snapdragon is using Cortex-X2 on a mid-range chipset, making it a significant upgrade.
It is unclear which phones will be powered by the new chipset, but it is expected to be used in upper mid-range devices in 2023 and early 2024. Qualcomm typically announces which phones will feature the new chipset during product launches. One leaker has claimed that the Snapdragon 7 Gen 2 will have an Adreno 725 GPU with a 580Hz clock speed, and the platform will be manufactured by TSMC using the 4nm process.
With the launch of the Snapdragon 7 Gen 2, Qualcomm is set to bring flagship power to mid-range phones, creating a new benchmark for performance in this category. The chip is expected to set new standards for gaming and other processor-intensive activities. The launch event will undoubtedly provide more details on the Snapdragon 7 Gen 2, and the tech world is eagerly waiting for this exciting development.