While all eyes will be on the next generation flagship chipset from the stables of Snapdragon at the Snapdragon Summit slated for November, Qualcomm is also expected to launch an upgrade over its top-end mid-range SoC at the event. The Snapdragon Summit scheduled for November 15 in Hawaii will see the launch of not only the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, but also the Snapdragon 7 Gen 2 which is expected to feature in smartphones from late 2022 and through to 2023. While Qualcomm has not confirmed any official details about the upcoming chipsets, a new leak has revealed more information about the upcoming Snapdragon 7 Gen 2.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 2 SoC Specifications And Features Leaked
The Snapdragon 7 Gen 2 leak comes courtesy of noted tipster Roland Quandt, who has revealed what the chipset is expected to offer. The chipset is codenamed Qualcomm Snapdragon SM7475, which is alluded to be the Snapdragon 7 Gen 2, or perhaps the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 1, depending on how big of leap Qualcomm makes it out to be.
The Snapdragon SM7475, aka the Snapdragon 7 Gen 2, is expected to feature a triple cluster design with a prime core, three gold cores, and four silver cores. The prime core could be clocked at 2.4 GHz, while the gold cores could be clocked at 2.36 GHz. The power efficient silver cores could be clocked at 1.8 GHz.
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The frequencies, however, are similar to the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. The upgrade could be in the core architecture itself. The Snapdragon 7 Gen 2 is expected to feature ARM Cortex A715 cores for the prime and gold cores, while the silver cores could be the Cortex A510.
Quandt claims a 5-10 percent improvement in performance over the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, while being a little more efficient. That said, chipsets are rarely about their raw clock speeds anymore. Qualcomm will have more use cases to leverage the faster and power efficient cores, which could come in the form of faster AI performance, support for powerful hardware in smartphones, and more.