Qualcomm unveiled the new Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 SoC mobile chipset on Friday, November 17. The new mid-range 5G mobile platform replaces the Snapdragon 7 Gen 2 chipset and brings new on-device AI-based advancements. The Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 has a peak CPU speed of 2.63GHz and is claimed to offer 50 percent faster GPU performance and 60 percent better AI performance than its predecessor. The new chip is based on TSMC’s 4nm process technology and its part number is SM7550-AB. China-based smartphone companies Honor and Vivo have confirmed the inclusion of Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 in their upcoming smartphones.
Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 SoC was announced by Qualcomm blog post, The new chip, based on TSMC’s 4nm process technology, follows a 1+3+4 architecture and is claimed to deliver over 50 percent faster GPU performance, and up to 60 percent better power per watt compared to the Snapdragon 7 Gen 2. AI delivers performance. 20 percent increased power efficiency compared to the previous model. Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 5 technology claims to fill the battery from zero to 50 percent in just five minutes.
As mentioned, Kryo CPU features One prime core clocked at 2.63GHz, along with three performance cores clocked at 2.4GHz speed and four efficiency cores clocked at 1.8GHz. The Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 SoC comes with part number SM7550-AB and offers select Snapdragon Elite gaming features like Qualcomm Game Quick Touch and Adreno HDR Fast Blend.
The new Qualcomm chip supports 4K resolution displays at a 60Hz refresh rate or WFHD+ resolution at 168Hz. The Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 SoC is equipped with Qualcomm Spectra Triple ISP that can handle a 200-megapixel main camera module and record 4K HDR video at 60Hz. It is said to be capable of capturing from three lenses simultaneously and offers AI Remosaic and AI Video Retouch imaging features. It supports the latest LPDDR5T RAM at 3200MHz speed.
On the connectivity front, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 SoC includes the Snapdragon X63 5G modem-RF system with dual SIM dual active (DSDA) 5G and 4G. Users will get Qualcomm FastConnect 6700 for Wi-Fi 6/6E and Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity. Other highlights of the Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 include Hexagon NPU, OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.3, OpenCL 2.0 FP API, and triple frequency (L1/L5/L2) support in GNSS antenna.
The new mobile 5G platform will be first adopted by Honor and Vivo. Their first device with Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 chipset is expected to be announced this month. Honor Magic 6 and Honor 100 series can run on the new chipset.
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