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Thursday, 6 October 2022

Qualcomm may have a Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 Plus chip on the way

Qualcomm could be getting ready to announce an updated version of the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 smartphone chip, if reports are accurate.

The chip, based on previous naming conventions, is likely to be called the Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 1.

The news comes after industry watcher Roland Quandt tweeted information about a new Qualcomm SM7475 CPU, one that will use a new tri-cluster design. Quandt writes that the chip uses a 2.4GHz prime core, whereas the efficiency cores will run at 1.8GHz. Those clock speeds are almost identical to the current Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 so we shouldn't expect a huge performance boost. However, WCCFTech does note that we could see some improvements courtesy of a switch to TSMC's new 4nm manufacturing process.

While the switch to a new, smaller process doesn't necessarily mean faster chips, it does have other benefits - chips can run cooler and use less power. Both of those things are hugely beneficial in a mobile setting, improving device battery life and allowing them to run cooler, too.

Qualcomm SM7475. First Snapdragon 7 series with tri-cluster design. 1x prime core, 3x gold, 4x silver. 2,4xx GHz on the prime and gold cores, 1,8 GHz on silver (in testing)

â€" Roland Quandt (@rquandt) October 5, 2022

As for the name, WCCFTech believes that the SM7475 will be called the Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 1 based on precedent. The current Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 was called SM8475, leaving little imagination needed to make the jump to this new chip being a "Plus" variant of the existing Snapdragon 7 Gen 1.

With Qualcomm set to hold the Snapdragon Summit on 15 November, expectations are that we will see the company announce this mystery chip, and more, soon enough.

Source : https://www.pocket-lint.com/phones/news/qualcomm/162899-qualcomm-may-have-a-new-snapdragon-smartphone-chip-on-the-way

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