The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 is set to succeed the Snapdragon 778G chipset. Comes with a 4nm Samsung manufacturing process

We’re already doubtful of its potential

Previously, we discussed the new and improved Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. Alongside this flagship chipset is the successor to the Snapdragon 778G, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1.

It has improved from the previous chipset by utilizing a 4nm process, the same one used for the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which means the efficiency of this chipset is not to be taken lightly. The chipset has been floating around the rumor mill frequently, so this is highly anticipated.

The chipset uses a 1-3-4 octa-core setup. It consists of a Cortex-A710 prime CPU clocked at 2.4GHz, three Cortex-A710 performance cores at 2.36GHz, and finally, four Cortex-A510 efficiency cores clocked at 1.8GHz. Qualcomm did not specify the GPU used, but according to GSMArena, it’s the Adreno 662. Qualcomm claims that this new chipset is 20% faster than the Snapdragon 778G and AI performs 30% better thanks to an improved 7th-gen AI engine. It can also support up to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM.

The chipset can support QHD+ displays with refresh rates up to 60Hz, or FHD+ displays at 144Hz. Externally, it can display images up to QHD+@60Hz. It also has support for 10-bit colour, HDR10, and HDR10+

For its AI, the chipset has a 7th-gen Qualcomm AI Engine with Qualcomm’s Hexagon processor. It has the Snapdragon X62 modem for connectivity that can also handle 5G. In theory, it can download up to 4.4Gbps with dual standby on both standalone and non-standalone 5G networks. On board is Bluetooth 5.3 with Bluetooth LE lossless audio. And speaking of audio, the chipset also has Qualcomm’s fine-tuned Snapdragon sound and aptX. It also has Wi-Fi 6E at the ready.

The 14-bit Spectra triple ISP used by the chipset can take up to 200MP on a single camera as well as up to 4K HDR video capture. One of the newest changes for the chipset is the Android Ready SE feature intended for e-money and transactions. 10-bit HEIC photos, as well as HEVC video, are also supported. For enhanced security, this chipset is the first among the 700 series to be equipped with the Trusted Management Engine that’s helpful for digital wallets.

One of the first phones to come with this chip is the Oppo Reno8, anticipated due to it heavily resembling the OnePlus 10 Pro. This phone however, has no Hasselblad branding.

Source: XDA Developers