Details surface about Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 7 Gen 2 chip

Business Saturday 08/October/2022 16:10 PM
Details surface about Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 7 Gen 2 chip

Washington: The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chip has been used in only a couple of phones so far but it has well short of the popularity of the 700-series chips that preceded it.

According to GSM Arena, Qualcomm has a new 7-series chip in the works, the SM7475, though its position in the Snapdragon family is not quite clear. This could be the Snapdragon 7 Gen 2 or it could be labeled 7+ Gen 1. The CPU will have a tri-cluster design with 1x Prime, 3x Gold and 4x Silver cores. Leakster Roland Quandt reported on the peak core frequencies for those clusters, as per GSM Arena.

The Prime core will run at around 2.4GHz, the Gold cores will peak at roughly the same frequency and the Silver cores will go up to 1.8GHz. This sounds almost exactly the same as the 7 Gen 1 frequencies: 2.4GHz Prime, 2.36GHz Gold and 1.8GHz Silver, .
Unfortunately, there are no details on the actual hardware yet - if this is a Gen 2 chipset, it should use the new core designs.

That means Cortex-A715 for the Prime and Gold cores and the improved A510 for the Silver cores. The 7 Gen 1 uses the older Cortex-A710 for Prime and Gold and A510 for Silver, reported GSM Arena.

Assuming these are the new cores, only a small performance bump can be expected but a solid improvement in efficiency - the A715 is 5 per cent faster and 20 per cent more efficient than the A710. Even the A510 core got a small redesign, not enough for a new model number but it is 5 per cent more efficient.

As per GSM Arena, 2022's Snapdragon Summit starts just over a month from now and it will bring the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. The 7-series chip will likely be unveiled at a separate venue.