Since the grand arrival of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, fans have been anticipating the launch of the newest next-gen Qualcomm processor and it’ll come in the form of the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 mobile chipset. There have been a lot of rumors about Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset and they’ve revealed many interesting specs and other details.
The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 will be Qualcomm’s first mid-range processor with a new naming convention that has been seen on the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 launched late last year. The Snapdragon 8-series chipset is commonly found in most current flagship models, the upcoming 7-series will power a number of premium mid-range devices.
Rumoured features and specs of the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 is expected to come with four ARM Cortex-A510, four ARM Cortex-A710, and Adreno 662 GPU. Compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which powers high-end devices and features far superior specs, Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 is great for mid-range smartphones. The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 could be the alternative to MediaTek’s Dimensity 8100, which is an extremely powerful and efficient processor. The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 is an exciting successor to the Snapdragon 778G and it’ll come with an incremental improvement in power efficiency and performance.
According to the leaks, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 is expected to be slower than the Snapdragon 870. It means that the upcoming Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 won’t be able to compete with the likes of Dimensity 8100, which lies between Snapdragon 870 and Snapdragon 888. Instead, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 will be more of an efficient, power-packed mid-range processor similar to its predecessors. It is expected to be a very popular processor among mid-range devices like the Snapdragon 778G and other 7 Series chipsets.
Expected release date and eligible devices
Coming to when the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset will debut, while there isn’t an official launch date known, it is widely expected that the chipset could be announced in May 2022.
Similar to the release date, there is no official information about which devices will be receiving the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset. However, it is rumored that the Honor 70 devices could be the first name to be powered by the upcoming processor. Moreover, Xiaomi, Oppo, Realme, OnePlus, Samsung, and Vivo might also use Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 to power their upcoming mid-range handsets.