Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 Mobile platform today that promises 50% improved CPU performance, 2x improved GPU performance and 13% improved power efficiency. Qualcomm’s release already revealed Redmi and realme phones will be the first to use the chip.
At the China event, Qualcomm has confirmed that the realme GT Neo5 SE and Redmi Note 12 Turbo will be the first phones with Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 SoC.
Redmi Note 12 Turbo
Lu Weibing, the general manager of Redmi, said that the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 is a revolutionary product and the most powerful 7 series ever. Its appearance will completely change the status quo of the mid-end chip market and greatly promote the overall upgrade of terminal performance, he added.
He said that he is particularly optimistic about this chip, which is very important for Redmi, especially the Note series.
The GM said that that the second-generation Snapdragon 7+ chip is jointly developed by Redmi and Qualcomm after multiple rounds of in-depth discussions between the two teams.
From the initial specification proposal, precise positioning, product definition, to the final full-scale implementation of functions, I participated in the whole process.
It will offer a flagship experience, breaking the rules in the mid-range product line with the largest user base and a “disruptive” performance upgrade, he added.
The new generation of performance Redmi Note 12 Turbo will be the world’s phone to be powered by the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 SoC. It inherits the excellent tuning of Redmi, equipped with the latest gaming engine, not only has a million-level performance, but also offers a “full gaming experience”.
The Redmi Note 12 Turbo will launch in China later this March. Based on rumours, the phone will launch outside China as POCO F5, successor to the popular POCO F4 smartphone powered by Snapdragon 870 SoC.
realme GT Neo5 SE
realme also claims that its GT Neo5 SE will be the first to be equipped with the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 SoC. The company already confirmed that the phone will launch later this month, probably a few days after the Redmi Note 12 Turbo launch.
Based on rumours, the phone will feature a 6.74-inch 144Hz AMOLED display with 2160Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, 64MP rear camera with Omnivision OV64M sensor, OIS, 8MP ultra-wide camera, 2MP macro camera, 16MP front-facing camera and a 5500mAh (typical) battery with 100W SuperVOOC fast charging.
We should know more details about both the phones in the coming days.