Popular Weibo tech blogger, @DCS, revealed that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 series chip is about to enter mass production. The first chip in this series will be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. This processor will go commercial later this year. Furthermore, the report reveals that the first smartphone to use this chip will be Oppo Reno 8. This means that Oppo will have the honour of premiering this processor. One of the highlights of this smartphone is that it will be the world’s first Snapdragon 7 Gen1 model.
According to reports, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 consists of 4 large Cortex A710 cores and 4 small Cortex A510 cores. The large core Cortex A710 and the small core Cortex A510 are both used by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. However, due to the mid-range positioning, the Cortex A710 frequency of the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 may be lower.
Compared with the Cortex-A78, the width of the Cortex-A710 branch unit is reduced from 6 to 5, which improves energy efficiency. In terms of scheduling, a pipeline stage is deleted, which improves the efficiency of scheduling. To sum up, Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 is Qualcomm’s most powerful Snapdragon 7 series chip at present. This chip is even better than Snapdragon 778G.
According to previous information, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 series chip may be unveiled at the same stage as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus flagship processor. This chip could debut as soon as May this year. This seems to mean that the OPPO Reno 8 series may debut around June.
Oppo Reno 8 series specification
In addition to the new chip, the Oppo Reno 8 series will also come with decent specifications. According to @DCS, this mid-range smartphone will come with a 6.55-inch 120Hz OLED straight screen with a resolution of 2400 × 1080. Furthermore, this smartphone will use LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.1 flash memory.
In the camera department, this smartphone comes with a 32-megapixel front camera. On the rear, it will have a triple rear camera setup. Specifically, it uses a 50-megapixel rear main camera (IMX766), as well as an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor and 2-megapixel sub-camera. Under the hood, there will be a 4500 mAh battery that supports 80W super flash charging.
By convention, the Oppo Reno 8 series will not have only one model. There will also be a high-version that may use the name, Oppo Reno 8 Pro. As of now, there is no information regarding the high version. However, the information above is for the regular model, Oppo Reno 8. We will have more information regarding this series in the coming weeks.