Qualcomm has recently unveiled the Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 chipset, which has built on the advanced 4nm process technology. This chipset has specifically designed for mid-range smartphones, offering an appealing option for manufacturers aiming to create capable devices on a budget compared to the Gen 8 chips.
Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 Specifications & Features
The Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 chipset has characterized by its mid-tier performance, which has slightly less potent compared to other Snapdragon 7 series chipsets. While the ISP (Image Signal Processor) is not as impressive, it still positions itself as a viable choice for mid-range smartphones.
One noteworthy aspect is the name of the chipset, which might appear confusing. There was no prior “first-generation” 7s chipset, and it’s unclear what the “s” signifies; it could denote reduced specifications.
The CPU configuration includes four cores clocked at 2.4 GHz for performance tasks and an additional four cores running at 1.95 GHz for energy efficiency. Details about the Adreno GPU yet to be disclosed. The chipset supports FHD+ resolution at a refresh rate of 144 Hz.
Connectivity is provided by the FastConnect 6700 platform, although it falls slightly behind the 6900 found in the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2. The peak download speed has listed at 2.9 Gbps, and Bluetooth support caps at version 5.2, which also includes support for low-energy audio. The Spectra ISP can handle smartphones with a single camera of up to 200 MP and supports 4K video capture at 30 fps. The memory has expected to be LPDDR5 at 3200 MHz, and the chipset offers USB-C 3.1 and Quick Charge 4+ support.
Qualcomm has not yet provided a specific timeline for the release of smartphones featuring the new Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 chipset. Therefore, we’ll have to wait and see how manufacturers utilize this chipset in their upcoming devices. Stay tuned for further developments!