On the second day of its technology conference, Qualcomm introduced new products, one of which is the third-generation Snapdragon 7c Plus PC platform for Windows-based laptops and market-level Chromebooks.
As the name implies, the third-generation Snapdragon 7c Plus will be the new generation of the second-generation Snapdragon 7c processor, according to Gizmocchina. The chip is made with a 6-nanometer process, and according to Qualcomm, its CPU performance has been improved by up to 60% and its graphics performance by up to 70% compared to its predecessor.
Other features of this processor include support for 5G networks at frequencies below 6 GHz and millimeter waves. The Snapdragon X53 5G modem used in this chip allows downloading at a maximum speed of 3.7 Gbps. Also, thanks to Qualcomm’s FastConnect 6900 chip, Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E speeds up to 2.9 Gbps.
The new chip is equipped with a Qualcomm image signal processing unit called Spectra ISP, which supports dual cameras up to 22 megapixels, dual cameras up to 36 megapixels and single cameras up to 64 megapixels. The third-generation Snapdragon 7c Plus also offers 4K HDR video recording.
The artificial intelligence engine called AI Engine in the new Snapdragon chip has enabled features such as artificial intelligence acceleration, including support for Voice Suite to cancel echo and noise cancellation (ECNS) to provide clear sound.
It also supports Microsoft PlayReady 3.0 and state-of-the-art video streaming services. Qualcomm has announced that the improved connectivity features of the third-generation Snapdragon 7c Plus will enable the production of fast, advanced, efficient and always-on laptops in the world of low-cost Windows PCs and Chromebooks. Devices equipped with Qualcomm’s new chip will be launched in the first half of 2022.