The new Snapdragon 7 series chipset has been announced today. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3, a sequel to Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, comes as an alternative processor for smartphones that belong to the midrange smartphone segment and also as a rival to unreleased MediaTek’s Dimensity 8300 chipset.
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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 processor is fabricated using TSMC’s 4nm process technology and adopts a 1+3+4 octa-core design. Its first cluster consists of one prime Kryo core clocked at 2.63GHz; the second cluster features three performance cores running at up to 2.4 GHz; and the third cluster consists of four efficiency cores ticking at 1.8GHz. This processor integrates an Adreno 720 GPU which promises up to 50% boost in graphics compared to its predecessor.
Compared to the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 offers a 15% improvement in CPU performance and 60% faster AI performance per watt.
Speaking of cameras, the new 4nm-based Snapdragon 7 series chipset has been confirmed to support up to 200MP camera, 4K HDR at 60fps and 1080p at 120fps video recording.
With the integration of the Qualcomm FastConnect 6700 Mobile Connectivity System, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 processor joins the family of chips that supports WiFi 6E/6 and Bluetooth 5.3 wireless technology. The Snapdragon X63 5G Modem-RF System makes it possible for the device running it to support Dual SIM connectivity and also achieve peak download speeds of up to 5Gbps.
Moreover, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 processor comes with support for Qualcomm 3D Sonic sensor fingerprint sensor, UFS 3.1, LPDDR5/4x, and WFHD+ at 168Hz.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 Processor: Phones We Should Expect
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 processor is expected to power a slew of midrange smartphones launching starting this quarter/ month.
Among the devices rumoured to be running on it are Honor 100, Vivo V30, Vivo S18, and possibly OnePlus Nord 4.