Snapdragon's new processor to power up affordable smartphones
The upcoming Snapdragon 7+ Gen 1 is expected to be used in sub-premium smartphones and is said to outperform MediaTek’s Dimensity 8200.
Snapdragon is one of the most successful brands in the processor industry, particularly for mobile devices. Developed by Qualcomm, Snapdragon processors power a wide range of smartphones and tablets, from budget devices to high-end flagship models. The Snapdragon lineup is known for its power efficiency, fast processing speeds, and strong graphics performance, making it a popular choice among manufacturers and consumers alike.
Following this, a famous Chinese tipster called Digital Chat Station (DCS) has unveiled that Qualcomm is preparing to launch a new System on a Chip (SoC) called the SM7475 CPU, which is expected to be marketed as Snapdragon 7+ Gen 1. The new processor is expected to be used in upcoming mid-range smartphones. It has been suggested that the new SoC could be an underclocked version of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor.
Snapdragon 7+ Gen 1 to be used in affordable mid-range smartphones
Digital Chat Station has reported that the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 1, a new SoC from Qualcomm, will have the same CPU configuration as the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 but with lower clock speeds and a less powerful Adreno 725 GPU running at 580 MHz compared to the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1's Adreno 730 GPU running at 800 MHz.
Despite this, the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 1 is expected to perform better than MediaTek's Dimensity 8200. It will be built on TSMC's 4nm process node. Several smartphone brands are said to be preparing to launch their devices with the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 1 chipset, with the first phone possibly arriving by the end of this month.