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Qualcomm Launches Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3 Chipset to Enhance Mid-Range Smartphones with AI Capabilities

ByYasmeeta Oon

Apr 1, 2024
Qualcomm Launches Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3 Chipset to Enhance Mid-Range Smartphones with AI Capabilities

In a landmark announcement that marks a new chapter in mobile computing power, Qualcomm has introduced the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3 chipset, the most advanced member of the Snapdragon 7 series to date. This launch comes on the heels of Qualcomm’s recent unveiling of the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 SoC in China, further solidifying the company’s leadership in the semiconductor industry.

The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3 chipset is not just another incremental upgrade; it represents a significant leap forward in both performance and technological innovation. At the core of this advancement is a focus on AI, with Qualcomm highlighting the chipset’s on-device generative AI capabilities. This feature sets the stage for a future where mobile devices are not just smart but are truly intelligent, capable of understanding and anticipating user needs with unprecedented accuracy.

  • Generative AI Capabilities: The chipset is designed to work seamlessly with large language models (LLMs) and large vision models (LVMs), enabling advanced AI-powered functionalities such as multi-language translation and transcription.

Qualcomm’s latest chipset boasts impressive performance improvements across the board:

  • CPU and GPU Enhancements: A remarkable 15% improvement in the Kyro CPU and a 45% enhancement in the Adreno GPU.
  • Enhanced Core Configuration: Features one prime core (up to 2.8GHz), four performance cores (up to 2.6GHz), and three efficiency cores (up to 1.9GHz).
  • Memory and Storage Support: Up to 24GB LP-DDR5x RAM and UFS 4.0 storage.
Key Specifications of Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3
FeatureSpecification
CPU Improvement15% increase
GPU Improvement45% increase
Prime Core SpeedUp to 2.8GHz
Performance CoresUp to 2.6GHz (4 cores)
Efficiency CoresUp to 1.9GHz (3 cores)
RAM SupportUp to 24GB LP-DDR5x
Storage SupportUFS 4.0
AI CapabilitiesOn-device generative AI, LLMs and LVMs integration
ConnectivitySnapdragon X63 5G Modem-RF System, Wi-Fi 7 support
Immersive Gaming and Display Experiences

The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3 brings gaming and display technologies to new heights:

  • Game Post Processing Accelerator: Enhances visual effects like bloom, depth, and motion blur for a more immersive gaming experience.
  • Adreno Frame Motion Engine 2.0: Doubles the framerate for content enhancement without sacrificing power efficiency.
  • Support for Advanced Displays: Up to QHD+ displays at 120Hz and 4K at 60Hz, with HDR10, HDR10+, HDR vivid, and Dolby Vision support.

Qualcomm has also pushed the boundaries of mobile photography with the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3:

  • Versatile Camera Support: Accommodates up to 36MP triple camera setups, 64MP + 36MP dual camera configurations, and single-camera setups of up to 108MP.
  • Advanced Imaging Features: AI-based face detection, Google Ultra HDR photo capture, and 4K HDR video capture.

A notable first for the Snapdragon 7 series, the 7+ Gen 3 chipset introduces support for Wi-Fi 7, ensuring users can experience the fastest wireless connections available. Coupled with the Snapdragon X63 5G Modem-RF System, the chipset promises unparalleled connectivity options for users, whether they are streaming content, playing online games, or downloading large files.

With the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3, Qualcomm is not just setting a new benchmark for mobile chipset performance; it is redefining what smartphones can do. By emphasizing AI capabilities, enhancing performance, and pushing the limits of gaming, camera technology, and connectivity, Qualcomm is ensuring that the next generation of mobile devices will offer experiences that are richer, more immersive, and more intelligent than ever before.


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Yasmeeta Oon

Just a girl trying to break into the world of journalism, constantly on the hunt for the next big story to share.

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