Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 for the midrange market


Qualcomm has launched the Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 as the latest addition to the 7 series, targeting the midrange smartphone segment. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 is the successor to the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. In today’s article, I’ll talk about all the new features of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 Features

The new Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 is still built on a 4nm fabrication process by TSMC. It features a 1+3+4 core design with 1 prime core, 3 performance cores, and 4 efficiency cores. The prime core is clocked at 2.63 GHz while the performance and efficiency cores are clocked at 2.4 GHz and 1.8 GHz respectively. This brings about a 15% improvement in CPU performance.


There is now a new unspecified Adreno GPU and Qualcomm claims that it is 50% faster than the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 GPU. It also now supports OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0 FP, and Vulkan 1.3 APIs.
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With all these improvements in general performance, Qualcomm still manages to achieve a 20% reduction in power consumption when compared to the previous gen.

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There is support for 4K res displays at 60Hz refresh rate, WQHD+ res displays at 120Hz, or FHD+ res displays at 168Hz.
The chipset comes with Qualcomm Spectra Triple ISP which supports up to 200MP res main camera and can capture from 3 cameras at once. It can record 4K HDR videos and enables other features like AI Remosaic and AI Video Retouch which improve video and photo quality.

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Qualcomm equips the chipset with the Snapdragon X63 5G Modem-RF System which can reach download speeds up to 5 Gbps. The FastConnect 6700 Mobile Connectivity System brings support for Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3. There is support for USB 3.1 Gen 2 and Quick Charge 5.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 is expected to make its debut later this month with phones from Honor and Vivo being the pioneers.

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