Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 8nm Compute Platform with built-in 4G for entry-level Windows PCs and Chromebooks announced

Qualcomm just announced Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 compute platform, the second generation of entry-level platform for entry-level Windows PCs and Chromebooks after the first one was introduced back in December 2019. It is still based on 8nm processor technology, has integrated Snapdragon X15 4G modem and the company said that it will offer 10% higher system performance than competitive platforms.

It will offer up to 19+ hours of continuous use on a single charge is up to 2x the battery life of typical entry-tier laptops, said the company. The SoC is capable of over 5 trillion operations per second (TOPS) with the fifth generation Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine, features virtual surround sound, and echo cancellation and noise suppression, and supports 4K HDR media streaming, up to 32-megapixel camera for high quality video conferencing, or utilizing low-light video and photography and Hi-Fi Audio features.

Highlights of Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c 2nd gen

  • Up to 2.55GHz Octa-Core (2x performance Kryo 468 (ARM Cortex A76-based) + 6x efficiency Kryo 468 (ARM Cortex A55-based) CPU
  • 8nm Process Technology
  • Integrated X15 LTE modem
  • Cat 15/13 speeds of up to 800Mbps down: 3×20 MHz carrier aggregation, up to 256-QAM, up to 4×4 MIMO on two aggregated carriers, and up to 150 Mbps up: 2×20 MHz carrier aggregation, Up to 64-QAM
  • Qualcomm Adreno 618 GPU
  • 5th Generation Qualcomm AI Engine, Hexagon Vector eXtensions, Hexagon Tensor Accelerator, 5 TOPs
  • Hexagon 692 DSP, Qualcomm
  • 14-bit ISPs, Qualcomm Spectra 255 image signal processor, Dual 16 MP cameras @ 30 FPS Zero Shutter Lag, Single HFR 32 MP camera @ 30 FPS Zero Shutter Lag, Multi-frame Noise Reduction (MFNR), Video Capture Features: Rec. 2020 color gamut video capture, Up to 10-bit color, video capture
  • Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec, Qualcomm Aqstic smart speaker amplifier, Qualcomm aptX, aptX HD
  • Max On-Device Display: QXGA @ 60Hz, FHD @ 60Hz, Max External Display: QHD @ 60Hz, Display Pixels: 2560×1440, 2048×1536
  • Up to 4K HDR10 Video Playback, H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC), VP9 codec support
  • Wi-Fi  802.11ac Wave 2, 2×2 MIMO, Qualcomm FastConnect Subsystem
  • GNSS: concurrent support for NavIC, BeiDou, Galileo, GLONASS, GPS, QZSS, SBAS
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • LPDDR4 memory, 2 x 16-bit, eMMC 5.1; UFS 2.1

The first device based on Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 is expected to be commercially available this summer.

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