It’s no secret that Snapdragon mobile processors are among the best on the market. The Snapdragon 778G is ahead of competitors in pure performance and devices with it are recognized as one of the most powerful in their segment. But the time has come to update, and the company is preparing the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, which should be presented simultaneously with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus. Many are interested in whether the new processor will be able to bypass the Dimensity 8000/8100 and there is already a preliminary answer to this question.
Well-known insider Digital Chat Station told what the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 will be like. According to him, the new chip is using 4-nanometer technology and offers eight processing cores. 4 Cortex-A710 cores with a clock frequency of 2361 MHz and four Cortex-A510 cores running at a frequency of 1804 MHz. Adreno 662 represents the graphics subsystem.
In addition, Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 has already been tested in AnTuTu and the first results are not impressive. According to the results of the test, the central processor was able to score about 170 thousand points. For comparison, the Snapdragon 778G gives out just over 160 thousand points. And according to preliminary data, the new chipset from Qualcomm loses to the Dimensity 8000.
Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 turns out to be a weak chip according to benchmarks
So, according to the results of the test in AnTuTu, the result of the CPU Dimensity 8000 in the Oppo K10 is just over 191 thousand points, and the GPU is about 283,000. The same Realme Q3S with Snapdragon 778G was able to score around 160 points in the CPU and GPU test. But let’s make a reservation that the synthetic test passed an engineering prototype with Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. In addition, there are problems with optimization and fine-tuning. In off-the-shelf and commercial devices, things can turn out to be much better; and Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 will show a much better result.
Since the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC was announced; there have been rumors about the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ platform being manufactured using a 4nm process by TSMC; rather than Samsung.
There are suggestions that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ will be less prone to overheating than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 as TSMC’s 4nm process is more efficient. Now, insiders report that the new SoC will be announced in May this year, along with devices built on it. The first phones based on Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ are expected to be presented before the end of May; and released in June. The first should be Lenovo, Motorola, OnePlus and Xiaomi.