Qualcomm is known for its many successful mobile platforms for smartphones or other devices. Its chips are often praised not only for very high performance, but also for good energy efficiency – this is why phones with Snapdragon are more sought after than models with chips from other manufacturers. It’s a pity that the American giant has a clear problem with the naming of its products. On the occasion of the premiere of Snapdragon 7 Gen 3, we see this once again.
The manufacturer declares that Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 will be 15% more efficient than the 7 Gen 1 model with 20% lower energy consumption. The new processor should be available in Honor and Vivo smartphones later this month.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 is a new 8-core (1+3+4) processor manufactured using the TSMC 4 nm technological process. The whole thing is powered by the Kryo core with a speed of up to 2.63 GHz, which works with three Performance units @ 2.4 GHz and four Efficiency cores @ 1.8 GHz. Adreno graphics are responsible for displaying graphics (the manufacturer did not boast of a specific designation). The processor supports displays with a resolution of up to 4K at a refresh rate of 60 Hz or FHD+ at 168 Hz. There is also a Qualcomm Spectra ISP system on board, supporting a camera with a resolution of up to 200 MP and enabling video recording in 4K HDR at 60 Hz. The rest of the specifications are complemented by the Snapdragon X63 5G modem. You can also count on support for Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity standards. You will find more information in this document.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 – premiere of the new SoC system. The manufacturer unexpectedly jumped at the marking
The manufacturer declares that Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 will be 15% more efficient than the 7 Gen 1 model with 20% lower energy consumption. The system is also expected to be as much as 50% faster in graphics applications and 60% faster in AI calculations (per watt). The new platform for medium-budget smartphones promises to be quite interesting, but the problem is that it is not a coincidence that it is compared with the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, and not with the 7+ Gen 2 version. The plus processor should turn out to be more efficient than the 7 Gen 3, because it is based on is on Cortex-X2 core @ 2.91 GHz. Consumers may therefore feel misled. So why debut another mid-range SoC when Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 was shown only two months ago? Well, it’s hard to keep up with Qualcomm in these matters… The new processor should be available in Honor and Vivo smartphones this month.
Source: GSMarena, Qualcomm