Qualcomm has unveiled its new mid-range processor, the Snapdragon 7s Gen 2. Despite what the name suggests, this chipset doesn't seem to be a step up from its predecessor, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. In fact, it could be viewed as a slightly less powerful version. The core architecture of the Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 includes a Kryo CPU, comprising four high-performance cores running at 2.4 GHz and another four power-efficient cores at 1.95 GHz. The first smartphone to feature this processor will be the Redmi Note 13 Pro, which is scheduled for release on September 21st.
Crafted using a 4nm process, the Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 also hosts an unspecified Adreno GPU. This GPU is reportedly adept at rendering FHD+ visuals at a swift 144Hz refresh rate. On the memory front, the chipset can support a maximum of 12GB of fast 3200MHz LPDDR5 RAM and the advanced UFS 4.0 flash memory. Connectivity is another highlight, with the Snapdragon X62 5G modem integrated, offering peak speeds of 2.9Gbps and compatibility with 5G millimeter wave technology. The processor is further enhanced by the FastConnect 6700 system, supporting Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2. It also incorporates state-of-the-art navigation technology, compatible with numerous positioning systems such as QZSS, Galileo, BeiDou, NavIC, GLONASS, and GPS, including the L1/L5 dual-band positioning.
Qualcomm introduces its new mid-range chipset
Camera capabilities driven by the Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 are commendable. It boasts the Qualcomm Spectra 12-bit ISP, which not only facilitates simultaneous shooting with three cameras but also supports features like 200-megapixel photography and 4K video capture at 30fps. AI noise reduction is another feature that can enhance photo quality. Moreover, Qualcomm has incorporated its Snapdragon Smooth Listening technology, ensuring crisp audio for both calls and multimedia playback.
Given its features, the Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 is poised to be the choice of many mid-range smartphones set to launch later in the year. However, as of now, benchmarking scores for the chip remain unavailable, so its performance remains to be seen.