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A new sheriff has arrived in the middle category

A new sheriff has arrived in the middle category

Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2, which, based on previous practice, would assume that there was already a Snapdragon 7+ Gen 1 and a Gen 2, but there was not. From now on, Qualcomm will no longer mark minor modifications or improvements on a given chipset with the plus sign, but the set at the top of its category will receive the distinguishing mark. So no one slept through a generation and a half, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 is indeed followed by the 7+ Gen 2.

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In terms of specifications, the new upper mid-range set is a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 with slightly more modest clocks, and as such, it is the first chip in the category that works with a Cortex-X2 performance core, in this case at 2.91 GHz. This is supported by three Cortex-710 cores clocked at 2.49 GHz, and the army is powered by four 1.8 GHz Cortex-510s. This results in a 50% increase in performance compared to 7 Gen 1, with an outstanding result in the category in the AnTuTu test, but the only thing we know about the GPU is that it is an Adreno that is twice as fast as the one used in the previous generation, and 13% more energy efficient can show an advantage.


The platform manufactured on TSMC’s 4-nanometer node supports Auto Variable Rate Shading, which displays foreground scenes at a high resolution, while background frames at a lower resolution, which significantly saves energy and resources during gaming, and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1- introduced Volumetric Rendering with

There is no new 5G modem and WiFi 7 support yet, only X62 RF modem and WiFi 6, but the set received Qualcomm’s Triple18-bit Spectra ISP, which handles up to 200 megapixel resolution; it supports dual-frequency GNSS, it is a given Android Ready SE for managing digital keys and IDs, and it works with Bluetooth 5.3 standard. In the display, the 10-bit, HDR10+ QHD+ 120 Hz is the maximum, and the AI ​​is twice as efficient, while requiring 40% less energy per watt.

4G/5G dual SIM dual active (DSDA) supported Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 already this month, so it will be available for testing in the new Redmi and Realme models in March.

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