A few days after introducing the new Snapdragon 8S Gen 3 processor designed for slightly cheaper flagship phones and tablets, Qualcomm is launching another new chip. This time instead of a less-powerful Snapdragon 8 series processor, it’s a more powerful Snapdragon 7 series chip for mid-range and sub-flagship devices.

The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3 processor promises to deliver 15% better CPU performance and a 45% boost in graphics performance when compared with the Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 chip that launched last fall. It also brings new features including support for WiFi 7 and enhanced support for on-device generative AI features.

According to Qualcomm, the new chip “supports a wide range of AI models,” including Llama 2, Gemini Nano, Baichuan-7B, and Zhipu ChatGLM.

It also brings support for faster memory and storage and more Snapdragon Elite Gaming features to the Snapdragon 7 series for smoother gameplay and improved upscaling.

Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3Snapdragon 7 Gen 3
CPU1 x Prime (Cortex-X4) @ 2.8 GHz
4 x Performance cores @ 2.6 GHz
3 x Efficiency cores @ 1.9 GHz
1 x Prime (Cortex-X4) @ 2.63 GHz
3 x Performance cores @ 2.4 GHz
4 x Efficiency cores @ 1.8 GHz
GraphicsAdreno GPU
Snapdragon Game Super Resolution
Adreno Frame Motion Engine 2.0
Snapdragon Game Post Processing Accelerator
Video decode up to 4K/60fps
HDR gaming (10-bit color)
Snapdragon Shadow Denoiser
ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0 FP, Vulkan 1.3 support
Adreno GPU
Video decode up to 4K/60fpsHDR gaming (10-bit color)
Snapdragon Shadow Denoiser
ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0 FP, Vulkan 1.3 support
WirelessSnapdragon X63 5G modem
FastConnect 7800 system
WiFi 7
Bluetooth 5.4
Snapdragon X63 5G modem
FastConnect 6700 system
WiFi 6E
Bluetooth 5.3
CameraSpectra Triple 18-bit ISPs
Up to 4K HDR video + 64MP photo
4K video capture @ 60 fpsUp to 200MP photo capture
Up to 108MP single-camera capture @ 30 fps with zero shutter lag
Up to 36MP triple-camera capture
Spectra Triple 12-bit ISPs
Up to 8K HDR video + 64MP photo
4K video capture @ 120 fps
Up to 200MP photo captureUp to 64MP single-camera capture @ 30 fps with zero shutter lag
Up to 21MP triple-camera capture
MemoryUp to 24GB of LPDDR4-4200Up to 16GB of LPDDR5-3200 or LPDDR4-2133
StorageUFS 4.0UFS 3.1

Qualcomm says some of the first companies planning to announce devices with the new processor include OnePlus, Realme, and Sharp.

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    1. I want to see how it compares to the QC 7g2+ (aka QC 8g1+) which is the true competitor to this, as the high-end (non-flagship) chipset.

      And the one (high-end chipset) before that is the QSD 778, which is about equal to the QSD 855. Or maybe even the QSD 870 which is more of an ex-flagship.

      All of those are much much better than the previous “7-series” chipsets. Like the expensive QSD 768G, what a sad joke. The original QSD 660 was perfect, and it paved the way for the QSD 710. That was good for it’s day, but it went stagnant/bad after that. It took Exynos and Dimensity to get Snapdragon competing again in this device segment.