Qualcomm announced the launch of the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 computing platform
Qualcomm announced the launch of the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 computing platform, which will be targeted at entry-level Windows PCs and Chromebooks. This market has grown greatly due to the need for home office, online learning, and home entertainment during the coronavirus epidemic in the past year or more. Qualcomm expects the new platform to bring high-efficiency performance and support multiple days of battery life, allowing users to be online for a long time.
In the online launch event with the theme of Qualcomm Snapdragon Computing Platform: Supporting the Scale Expansion of the Mobile Computing Ecosystem, the relevant person in charge of Qualcomm said that this new entry-level platform can enhance the experience of entry-level PCs and bring users stronger image and audio functions, LTE connection, AI acceleration, enterprise-level security features, and long-lasting battery life to meet user needs.
The Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 computing platform is manufactured using an 8nm process, the CPU is eight Kryo 468 cores, the frequency is increased from the previous generation 2.4 GHz to 2.55 GHz, the GPU is Adreno 618, the ISP is Spectra 255, the DSP is Hexagon 692, and the integrated Snapdragon Dragon X15 LTE baseband. Qualcomm hopes to provide more smartphone-like experiences on the next-generation platform, such as switching between Wi-Fi networks and cellular networks. It also supports security and voice recognition, virtual surround sound with echo cancellation and noise suppression, and a 32-megapixel camera.
The target market of the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 computing platform is the laptop market of $300 or less. It is hoped that by providing more advanced features and longer device battery life, entry-level products will be more advanced. The first batch of products using the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 computing platform will be launched this summer, and Lenovo may be the first manufacturer to release related products.