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Next Mid-range SoC from Qualcomm

News / Robin Krumberg

The new SoC Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 mid-range is expected to be launched in the Oppo Reno 8 later this month. However, in the leaked benchmark, the chip’s performance is worse than expected.

At the end of 2021, Qualcomm broke the usual nomenclature for Snapdragon chips: it was followed by the Snapdragon 888 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 as the current best SoC for Android smartphones. Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 New naming system For future Qualcomm chips, which in turn should herald a new era, so Qualcomm.

New naming scheme, also for the middle class

On the other hand, the next SoC from the manufacturer that can follow this naming scheme is not intended for high-end smartphones, but Mid-range devices to develop it. In the past few weeks, the first leaks and rumors have already surfaced about the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, which is supposed to inherit the Snapdragon 778G as the latest representative of the 700 series.

The Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE uses the Snapdragon 778G, which will be succeeded by the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 (Image: Xiaomi)

According to digital chat station Leaker, Qualcomm’s new mid-range chip is also based on ARMv9 architecture and used Four cores each for Cortex-A710 and Cortex-A510. Their clock rates are given as 2.36 GHz and 1.80 GHz respectively. In fact, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 should offer more performance than Qualcomm’s older mid-range SoCs, but it’s out now The result of the benchmark paints a different picture. India’s MySmartPrice has spotted a Geekbench entry for the Oppo Reno 8, which is expected to be one of the first devices with Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 to be launched later this month.

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Geekbench: Less performance than the previous model

The device scored 712 points in the single-core test and 2,385 points in the multi-core test – far less than expected. Currently the best model of the 700 series, is Snapdragon 780Ghe scores 805 points (single) and 2906 points (multiple). Much better values Before. As well as direct predecessor Snapdragon 778G Performs better in testing with different devices.

The mixed benchmark scores do not have to reflect the final performance of the new chip. However, they point out that Qualcomm and Oppo need to continue improving.


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