Qualcomm has prepared for the release of a new mobile chipset for mid-range smartphones ─ Snapdragon 7s Gen 2. The new product is manufactured according to the 4-nanometer technological process.
The Snapdragon 7s version has an overall slightly lower position compared to other Snapdragon 7 series chips. This is evidenced by less powerful processing cores and a less impressive ISP unit. Consumers may be confused by the name since Qualcomm did not have the first-generation Snapdragon 7s processor in its lineup, and the Snapdragon 7 Gen 2 has not yet been introduced. In addition, there is no official information about what exactly the letter “s” means, but in this case we are clearly talking about a reduction in characteristics.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 processor contains 4 performance Kryo cores with a frequency of up to 2.4 GHz and 4 efficiency cores with a frequency of up to 1.95 GHz. The Qualcomm Adreno graphics core (specific model not specified) supports FHD+ resolution, frequency up to 144 GHz, as well as API OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.3, OpenCL 2.0 FP. The device also supports 3200 MHz LPDRR5 memory, USB-C 3.1 and Quick Charge 4+.
The FastConnect 6900 network platform, which is available in the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2, has been replaced by the younger version FastConnect 6700. It provides a peak download speed of 2.9 Gbps, support for Wi-Fi 6 and 6E, but Bluetoot support is limited to version 5.2. Spectra ISP supports single cameras with a resolution of up to 200 MP and 4K/30p video recording.
Qualcomm has not specified when devices based on the Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 chipset will hit the market. According to rumors, this processor will debut in Redmi Note 13 smartphones, which are expected to be announced this month.