Almost a month ago, Qualcomm introduced the flagship mobile chip Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, now it is the turn of the mid-range chip Snapdragon 7 Gen 3. The first devices with the new processor will go on sale before the end of November. The first manufacturers include Honor and Vivo in particular.
As with the flagship platform, artificial intelligence also plays a major role in the Snapdragon 7 Gen 3. The manufacturer points out that the new processor recognizes actions with the device, making work easier. For example, the chip can independently determine that the owner of the device is in training and offer him to launch an application that monitors his successes.
AI features also help improve the quality of photos and videos: AI Remosiac reduces graininess and AI Noise Reduction eliminates image noise when shooting in low light. There are three ISPs (Image Signal Processors) on board the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3, which make it possible to simultaneously capture images from three cameras – according to the developer, the platform allows video recording in 4K resolution with HDR with increased sharpness and contrast. Real-time translation from multiple languages and local voice transcription are also available.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 is equipped with an eight-core central processor: a prime core with a clock frequency of up to 2.63 GHz, three performance cores with a frequency of up to 2.4 GHz and four efficient cores with a clock frequency of up to 2.4GHz to 1.8GHz. Interestingly, the maximum clock speed of the main core of the previous Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 is 2.91 GHz. The new Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 GPU is 50% faster than the Gen 1 model. It supports HDR and can handle displays with up to 144 Hz. The chip also includes a 5G modem with support for mmWave and sub-6GHz bands with download speeds of up to 5Gbps – the Gen 1 and Gen 2 had up to 4.4Gbps. Wi-Fi 6E is supported at speeds up to 2.9GHz. Qualcomm noted that the Gen 3 chip is 20% more efficient than Gen 1, and supported Quick Charge 5 technology will help devices charge from 0 to 50% in just five minutes.
Bluetooth LE Audio with Auracast allows Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 devices to stream audio to an unlimited number of receivers – you can set up multiple speakers or headphones. Supports spatial audio processing with head tracking.