A new leak suggests that a Snapdragon chipset may be on the way to power up mid-range smartphones.
It has been a while since Qualcomm has us a chipset from the Snapdragon 7 series, and this rumored chipset will come from there.
Called the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, this chipset is said to be powerful and features the latest a chipset can offer.
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Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 leaked to be coming very soon
Known leaker Digital Chat Station posted the supposed specs of the upcoming Qualcomm chipset on the Chinese microblogging platform, Weibo.
The leaked chipset dubbed Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 is said to feature four Cortex-A710 CPU performance cores clocked at 2.38GHz as well as four Cortex-A510 efficiency cores clocked at 1.80GHz.
The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset is said to be based on the 4nm manufacturing process. However, it is not clear if it will be manufactured by TSMC or Samsung. Moreover, the chipset will feature an Adreno 662 GPU as well.
In comparison, the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset has a similar layout, but with a little bit higher clocking speed compared to the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 and one A710 core converted for a much more powerful Cortex-X2 –– giving the former a more significant upper hand at performance.
Regardless, if the leaks are said to be true, then the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 is one powerful processor, mainly because of the Adreno 660 GPU that was once present in the Snapdragon 888.
Based on these rumored specifications, we reckon that the upcoming Snapdragon 7 series chip could be used for premium mid-tier devices just below the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset.
Now, the leaked Snapdragon may just be one of the best things that have happened to Android phones.
The Snapdragon 765 was a huge hit for Qualcomm, powering up many of the mid-range flagship Android phones. The chips manufacturer may just be looking for a chance to relive that honor with another chipset that is targeted for upper mid-range phones.
Lastly, Qualcomm is expected to launch the latest Snapdragon 7 series chips this May at the upcoming 5G Summit, together with a likely refresh of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset.
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