Qualcomm announced the new king of mid-high-end processors: the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2. There won't be a 7+ Gen 1 and a 7 Gen 2, we go directly to the second generation 7 Plus. With the new processor come major improvements in terms of performance and energy efficiency. It has an octa-core architecture formed by three clusters in a 1+3+4 configuration.
Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 includes a Kryo CPU with frequency of 2,91 GHz and manages to offer performance improved by 50% compared to 7 Jan 1. It also has a Adreno GPU that doubles the performance and there's also a 13% energy efficiency improvement that will result in longer battery life. The SoC supports Auto Variable Rate Shading which manages to process foreground gaming scenes in high resolution while leaving background scenes in low resolution to save resources and power.
It also supports Volumetric Rendering technology and a Improved ISP: An 18-bit triple ISP that enhances low-light photography by merging 30 images into one. It can handle sensors up to 200 Megapixels and HDR video recording with triple exposure from 2 cameras simultaneously. Qualcomm AI Engine doubles AI performance and saves battery by 40% per watt. Also includes a Snapdragon X62 5G modem with download speeds up to 4,4 Gbps. Smartphones with this processor on board will be able to use Dual-Sim Dual Active (DSDA) functionality in 4G/5G.
The first manufacturers to use Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 will be Realme and Xiaomi and the first smartphones with this processor will arrive as early as March. The first models will be Realme GT Neo5 SE, Redmi Note 12 Turbo and POCO F5.