Sunday, February 5, 2023

Snapdragon 7 Gen 2 SoC Surface Online Specifications Ahead of Launch

The Snapdragon 7 Gen 2 specifications have been leaked online, ahead of the launch of the second generation Snapdragon 7 series chipset. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chip has only been used in a few phones so far, but it’s well below the popularity of the 700-series chips that came before it.

According to a report by GSM Arena citing tipster Roland Quandt, 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 labelled 7+ Gen 1. The CPU will have a tri-cluster design with 1x Prime, 3x Gold and 4x Silver cores. 

Snapdragon 7 Gen 2 SoC Surface Online Specifications Ahead of Launch

Snapdragon 7 Gen 2 SoC Specifications

Prime cores will run at around 2.4GHz, Gold cores will have about the same peak frequency, and Silver cores will go up to 1.8GHz. This is almost the same frequency as the 7th generation: 2.4GHz Prime, 2.36GHz Gold and 1.8GHz Silver. Unfortunately, we don’t have details on the actual hardware yet, and if this is a next-gen chipset, it should use the new core design.


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, as per the report.

Snapdragon 7 Gen 2 SoC Surface Online Specifications Ahead of Launch

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

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit is taking place next month and the chipmaker is expected to announce the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 at the event. Thus we can expect some details about the Snapdragon 7 Gen 2 that time as well. 

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