After revealing its high-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC late last year; new leaks suggest that Qualcomm might be gearing up to bring a sub-premium chipset to the market that will be competing with MediaTek’s Dimensity 8100.
If we were to go by the leaks that were revealed by popular tech tipster Digital Chat Station, the possible Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 will be an octa-core chipset. This includes four Cortex-A710 cores and four Cortex-A510 cores paired with a new Adreno 662 GPU that builds on the success of Adreno 660.
Meanwhile, the inclusion of Cortex-A710 and A510 cores also suggests that it will be using the same ARM V9 architecture that is used by almost all of the current flagship chipsets including Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, MediaTek Dimensity 9000 as well as Samsung Exynos 2200 minus the Cortex-X2 super core.
Furthermore, we can expect the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 to be a direct competitor to MediaTek’s recently announced Dimensity 8100, which for context features slightly older but quite similar Cortex-A78 and Cortex-A55 cores.
That said, if Qualcomm is to reveal the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 it won’t take very long and we might hear about the new chipset most probably by the end of May when Qualcomm is also speculated to unveil the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus.
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