Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 7-series processor could be called Snapdragon 7 Gen 1


  • Qualcomm is expected to announce a new Snapdragon 7-series SoC next month
  • The upcoming processor’s key details have surfaced online
  • It is tipped to be a sub-premium processor and rival MediaTek’s mid-range chipsets

Qualcomm is set to introduce next-generation Snapdragon 7-series processor and ahead of its official launch, key details have been leaked. The information has been shared by Chinese tipster Digital Chat Station on Weibo. The Snapdragon 778G+ was the last Snapdragon 7-series processor to be launched in October last year. 

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The upcoming Snapdragon 7-series chipset is expected to be called Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 which falls in line with the chipmaker’s revamped naming convention and the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The upcoming processor is tipped to debut alongside the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ at Qualcomm’s 5G summit next month. 

Snapdragon 7-series details surface online

Snapdragon 7 series

The upcoming Snapdragon 7-series processor will comprise four ARM Cortex-A710 CPU cores clocked at 2.36GHz and four Cortex-A510 CPU cores ticking at 1.8GHz. It will also include an Adreno 662 GPU. This hints at an improved graphics performance. 

The tipster adds that the upcoming chipset will be based on 4nm architecture and manufactured by Samsung. However, it could also be based on TSMC’s 5nm process. The Snapdragon 7-series seems to be a sub-premium chipset and compete against MediaTek’s Dimensity 920 and 810. 

New smartphones powered by the upcoming processor are already reportedly in the works. It is speculated that the Redmi Note 12 will be the first phone to be powered by the new Snapdragon 7-series SoC

This is everything we know about the upcoming Snapdragon 7-series processor at the moment. As mentioned earlier, it is expected to launch alongside the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ chipset next month. In other news, OEMs are working on Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ powered phones, however, the Motorola Frontier may debut as the first phone with the said SoC.

We will know official information about the upcoming chipsets next month.

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