Snapdragon 7 Gen 1: Qualcomm announces new gaming-focused chip for mid-range devices!


During the ICYM event, Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 to power premium mid-range devices.

This new chip is based on Samsung’s 4nm manufacturing process, utilizing a 1x ARM Cortex-A710 Prime core clocked at 2.4GHz, 3x ARM Cortex-A710 performance cores clocked at 2.36GHz, and 4x ARM Cortex-A510 Efficiency cores at 1.8GHz.

Based on this information alone, the chipset offers excellent performance, primarily focusing on mobile gaming.

Additionally, it supports the 7th Generation Qualcomm AI Engine with Qualcomm Hexagon processor and a 3rd Generation Qualcomm Sensing Hub.

Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 series at a glance

When it comes to display specifications, the chip supports up to 144Hz refresh at FHD+ resolution or 60Hz at QHD with 10-bit colors and up to HDR10+. As for memory, it can support up to LPDDR5 RAM.

Camera-wise, it uses a 14-bit Qualcomm Spectra Tiple ISP with up to 200MP photo capture and up to 2.5 Gigapixels per second compute vision ISP. Again, camera quality supports up to 200MP, enhancing camera prowess.

Of course, this new chip can also support the latest mobile network, 5G, using the X62 5G modem with support for both sub-GHz and mmWave SA and NSA 5G. In addition, it has a super-fast downlink of up to 4.4 Gbps. This means being able to connect to the 5G network more reliably.

Other features include Quick Charge 4+, WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3 with aptX Lossless, and GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, NavIC), which gives an extra potential to premium mid-range devices using this chip.

According to the company, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 is 20% faster than the 778G. The latter is already capable of handling 5G gaming and above-average performance.

Qualcomm also said it retains Adreno GPU, but as to what it is, they haven’t specified yet. But with this new chipset showing promise, expect a better type of Adreno built-in Snapdragon 7 Gen 1.

As of now, the first brand that use the chip are HONOR, OPPO, and Xiaomi this second quarter of 2022, so expect better mid-rangers coming out in the future.

Don’t miss out other details and information coming out by visiting Qualcomm’s website.