On March 17, Qualcomm will hold a launch event to introduce a new processor from the Snapdragon 7 family. This chip is anticipated to be the Gen 2 upgrade to the current model, which debuted in the spring of 2022.
However, it is more likely that the new chipset will be called Snapdragon 7 Gen 2, adhering to the new naming pattern of the Snapdragon 8 series. Although the name of the new platform has not yet been formally disclosed, rumours are also pointing towards Snapdragon 7+ Gen 1.
At the present, we don’t know very much about the new chipset. The Snapdragon SM7475 chipset, according to a Geekbench listing leak, is expected to have four 1.8 GHz Cortex-A510 cores, three 2.5 GHz Cortex-A710 cores, and one 2.92 GHz Cortex-X2 core.
The implementation of Cortex-X2 on a mid-range chipset by Snapdragon will be a first, if the report is genuine. As a result, the next Snapdragon 7 Gen 2 chip will be almost as potent as flagship CPUs from earlier generations.
According to one leaker, the platform will be produced by TSMC utilising a 4nm technology, and the GPU will be an Adreno 725 with a 580Hz clock speed.
Although we are unsure about which smartphones will receive this chip initially, it will power higher mid-range phones in 2023 and possibly early 2024. We will have to wait to learn which phones will use the new chipset because Qualcomm generally makes that announcement at the time of the introduction of a new handset.