Qualcomm has just announced its new Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 upper mid-range chipset. No, you didn’t miss them – there was no Snapdragon 7+ Gen 1 or Snapdragon 7 Gen 2. There were only a few Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 devices too, but hopefully, things will change now.

A substantial performance and power efficiency improvement is promised with the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2. A major Kryo CPU core runs at 2.91GHz, and the whole 1+3+4 CPU package gives a performance boost of over 50% compared to SD7 Gen 1. It comes with 3 Cortex A710 cores clocked at 2.49 GHz, 4 Cortex A510 at 1.84 GHz & 1 Cortex X2 core clocked at 2.91 GHz.

On the other hand, an Adreno 725 GPU boasts a 2x performance increase. Efficiency gains are modest at 13%.

Qualcomm does not provide detailed specifications for the CPU or GPU package, as is usually the case. As early as this month, devices running the silicon will arrive, so we won’t have to wait much longer.

In addition to Auto Variable Rate Shading, the platform renders foreground gaming scenes in high resolution while leaving the background in low resolution to save power and resources. Also on board is Volumetric Rendering, which debuted with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

In addition, the ISP has been upgraded to 18-bit Triple ISP for improved low-light photography. It is also possible to capture HDR video simultaneously from two cameras with 200MP sensors. With Qualcomm’s AI Engine, you’ll get 2x better performance and 40% battery savings.

Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 uses the Snapdragon X62 5G Modem-RF System with up to 4.4 Gbps download speed. However, the 7 series will finally support 4G/5G Dual-Sim Dual Active (DSDA) functionality.