Qualcomm could be preparing to launch its latest SoC, the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 1, which has been internally coded as “SM7475” and has appeared on AnTuTu. These test results suggest that the new chip will rival the performance of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, offering a sub-premium solution for cheaper devices.
The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 made its debut last May, but has struggled to gain traction in the mobile market, with many manufacturers opting for MediaTek’s Dimensity 8100 SoC instead. It appears that Qualcomm is working on an upgraded version of the 7 Gen 1, with higher performance capabilities. Famous leaker Digital Chat Station shared an AnTuTu benchmark screenshot on Weibo, which revealed that the “SM7475” chip scored an impressive 1,029,731 in the overall benchmark test. The CPU score was an impressive 248,132, nearly identical to the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1.
It is unclear how Qualcomm will brand the chipset, but Digital Chat Station claims that the model number “SM7475” suggests it will be the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 1. If this is the case, then Qualcomm could also be working on a Snapdragon 7 Gen 2, with the model number “SM7550”, which could be released by the end of the year.
The arrival of the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 1 could allow for cheaper phones to have high performance results, thanks to Qualcomm’s powerful chipset. This could provide an interesting alternative to the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, giving further choice to manufacturers and consumers.