Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. has announced the launch of its new Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 Mobile Platform, designed to deliver premium mobile experiences. The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 provides exceptional CPU and GPU performance, enabling swift, nonstop gaming, dynamic low-light photography and 4K HDR videography, AI-enhanced experiences, and high-speed 5G and Wi-Fi connectivity.
According to Christopher Patrick, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mobile Handsets at Qualcomm Technologies, the launch of the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 illustrates the company’s ability to bring some of the most in-demand flagship features to its Snapdragon 7-series, making them accessible to more people. The company is committed to delivering the most innovative solutions to meet the needs of consumers, its customers, and the industry at large.
The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 boasts exceptional performance, fueling a host of legendary experiences. The Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU boasts peak speeds up to 2.91GHz, providing over 50% improved performance, while the Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU provides 2x improved performance. The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 achieves up to 13% improved power efficiency across the system for extended daily use. On-device AI is integrated across the entire platform.
The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 is supported by select Snapdragon Elite Gaming™ features like Auto Variable Rate Shading (VRS), optimizing power and performance by rendering content in focus at full resolution and the scene’s background at a lower resolution. Volumetric Rendering also adds unrivaled realism to game scenes with particle graphics like fog and smoke. Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 features Snapdragon Sound™ with Qualcomm® aptX™ for lossless music streaming and lag-free sound for gaming.
In terms of camera capabilities, the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 features an 18-bit Triple ISP, allowing users to capture in mega low light mode—snapping 30 images and merging the best parts into one shot for brighter, clearer, more colorful photos after dark. Consumers can capture over 4,000x more camera data for extreme dynamic range with vivid color and clarity. Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 supports up to 200MP photo capture and staggered HDR video capture with triple exposure from two cameras simultaneously.
The integrated Qualcomm® AI Engine has over 2x improved AI performance with 40% better performance per Watt than its predecessor, offering AI-enhanced experiences for utmost simplicity. Also featured is the Qualcomm® Sensing Hub with a dedicated AI processor, powering contextually aware use cases such as user activity recognition and acoustic scene detection. Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 enables AI Super Resolution to intelligently upscale game scenes or photos for superior visual quality from a low-resolution image (1080p to 4K).
Powered by the Snapdragon X62 5G Modem-RF System, Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 offers blazing download speeds of up to 4.4 Gbps and outstanding power efficiency—supporting more networks, frequencies, and bandwidths globally. For the first time in the Snapdragon 7-series, this platform includes support for 5G/4G Dual-Sim Dual Active (DSDA) so consumers can utilize two SIMs when traveling or to separate their work and personal communications. Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 features the Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6900 Mobile Connectivity System to deliver blazing fast, extremely responsive Wi-Fi — at up to 3.6 Gbps.
Key OEM brands, including Redmi and realme, are expected to adopt the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 Mobile Platform, which will be commercially available this month. These brands are known for their high-performance and affordable smartphones, and with the addition of the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2, they are set to deliver even more premium experiences to their customers. The new mobile platform offers exceptional CPU and GPU performance, making it ideal for non-stop gaming, dynamic low-light photography, and 4K HDR videography. It also features high-speed 5G and Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as on-device AI that is integrated across the entire platform. With these features, the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 is set to bring some of the most in-demand flagship features to more affordable devices.