Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3 Launched with On-Device AI Capabilities

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Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3 chipset, an upgrade to the Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 announced in November 2023 but also brings a Cortex-X4 prime core and on-device AI capabilities.

Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3

The latest chipset in the Snapdragon 7 series is the first in its family to feature device-generative AI capabilities. On-device AI features were previously only seen in the company’s flagship 8 series starting with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and now in the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3.

Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3 launch AI features

The new Plus variant of the 7 series chipset supports a wide range of LLMs (Large Language Models) and LVMs (Large Visual Models) like Gemini Nano, Llama 2, and Zhipu ChatGLM.

The chipset should also offer better virtual assistants and more accessible entertainment via multi-language translation and transcription thanks to its AI capabilities.

Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3 launch display

The chipset supports up to 4K displays with a 60Hz refresh rate or QHD+ at 120Hz refresh rates. Moreover, it supports a variable refresh rate from 1Hz to 240Hz.

As far as memory goes, smartphones can go as high as 24GB LPDDR5X as well as UFS 4.0 storage.

The new chipset also has a Snapdragon X63 5G modem with FastConnect 7800 and 3GPP Release 17 5G.


Q: What process is the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3 built on?

A: The 7+ Gen 3 is built on the 4nm process technology. It also features a Cortex-X4 prime core clocked at 2.8GHz.

Q: What are the other cores of the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3?  

A: Joining the Cortex-X4 prime core are four performance cores, believed to be the Cortex-A720 at 2.6GHz. Rounding out the cores are three efficiency cores, said to be the Cortex-A520 cores at 1.9GHz.

Q: How much better is the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3 over the Snapdragon 7 Gen 3?

A: The Plus variant is said to offer a 15% improvement in CPU performance and a 45% increase in the performance of the Adreno GPU. Moreover, it is also said to deliver a 5% reduction in power consumption.

Q: What companies are expected to use the Plus variant?

A: According to Qualcomm, companies namely OnePlus, realme, and Sharp will be using the AI-powered 7 series chipset. The OnePlus Ace 3V is expected to be among the first to be powered by the latest Qualcomm chipset.


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