Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 7 Gen 1

Michail, 20 May 2022

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 may be the new default flagship chipset in the Android world but we also got a new midrange option with the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. The new 4nm platform brings several firsts to the SD 7 series including Qualcomm’s dedicated AI Engine, up to 200MP image capture and Android Ready SE for e-money solutions.

[EMBARGO 15:30] Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 7 Gen 1

A Kryo CPU cluster clocked at up to 2.4Ghz alongside the Adreno 662 GPU sit at the heart of the new SoC. Qualcomm claims the new chip handles graphics 20% faster than the outgoing Snapdragon 778G while AI tasks are said to perform 30% better on the new platform.

Adreno Frame Motion Engine is claimed to double framerates in games while maintaining the same power consumption as the SD 778G. The new chip can handle up to 16GB LP-DDR5 RAM.

Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 key specs
Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 key specs

SD 7 Gen 1 also gets the Snapdragon X62 5G modem capable of 4.4 Gbps download speeds with dual standby 5G connectivity on both (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes. WiFi 6E is also on board as is Bluetooth 5.3 with Snapdragon Sound and aptX support.

Qualcomm Spectra triple ISP brings support for up to 200MP photo capture and 4K HDR video recording. 10-bit HEIC photo capture and HEVC video recording are also possible here. Another first comes in the Android SE and Trusted Management Engine which promises optimal security for digital keys and wallets.

Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 infographic
Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 infographic

The first batch of Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 phones are expected to arrive in a few weeks' time from a broad range of makers. Oppo’s Reno8 Pro is expected to be the first phone on the market with the new chipset when it gets announced on May 23.


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  • Anonymous
  • 18 Jul 2022
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Hopefully it working as what 888 intended, the cortex a710 can go down with higher rfficiency watt thrn big cortex like x2, (dars from tsmcn8 gen1+) also the isp and gpu is taken from adreno 888

870 is much better than 888 because of its long sustained performance...

To be fair, they weren't entirely wrong. The early-midrange chips were competitive. And the late-midrange chips were competitive. ...it is the stuff in the middle where Qualcomm started lacking (late-2018 to early-2021). So the early ch...

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