Qualcomm has announced the release of the second-generation Snapdragon 7+ mobile processor, targeting mid-range smartphones, but with exceptional performance. The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 has a clock speed of up to 2.91GHz, which is a 50% increase in performance compared to the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. Its new Qualcomm Adreno GPU offers twice the performance of the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. The processor supports smartphone cameras with resolutions up to 200 million pixels, as well as graphics features such as automatic variable rate shading (VRS) and volumetric rendering. It also supports dual-SIM phones and can handle download speeds of up to 4.4 Gbps with its Snapdragon X62 5G modem-RF system.
Chinese smartphone manufacturers such as Redmi and Realme are expected to launch devices with the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 processor in late March.