Qualcomm, the American multinational semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company recently, announced its two new processors, which will be the new Snapdragon 7c and Snapdragon 8c.
Both of these new processors are aimed and focused on a personal computer portfolio. With the use of these new processors in devices falling under the notebook category instead of the previous ones, there will be a noticeable increase in battery life, AI (Artificial Intelligence) capabilities, and also enhanced 4G or high-speed LTE connectivity.
Qualcomm previously launched the Snapdragon 8cx processor, which was aimed at the connected PCs. The Samsung Galaxy Book S and Surface Pro X were some of the devices which were launched with the Snapdragon 8cx processor.
These newer processors announced by Qualcomm are also aimed towards bringing cellular connectivity to all the premium, mainstream, and entry-level notebook PCs. Just like their predecessor, the Snapdragon 8cx, the tradition of not following the support for next-gen mobile connectivity continues. Sums up, the upcoming Snapdragon 7c and 8c will not have support for 5G mobile connectivity.
Snapdragon 7c and 8c Configurations
The Snapdragon 7c is an octa-core processor based on an 8nm process integrated with Qualcomm’s custom made Adreno 618 GPU and Qualcomm Kryo 468 CPU. According to Qualcomm, this chip can increase a system’s performance by 25%.
It sports a Snapdragon X15 LTE modem, which has a maximum LTE speed of 800Mbps download speed and a 150Mbps uploading speed. It can also support RAM up to 10GB and a much faster UFS 3.0 storage. According to the company, this chip can almost double the battery performance on a device.
The 7c doest not fall short even in the Artificial Intelligence territory, as it using Qualcomm’s own Artificial Intelligence system for every task related to A.I. Apart from these hardware configurations, the Snapdragon 7c can also stream videos up to 4K HDR+ resolutions.
The Snapdragon 8c, much like it’s positioning, is better in configurations than the Snapdragon 7c. It is also an octa-core processor but based on an even smaller 7nm technology. According to Qualcomm, this chip can increase a device’s system performance by 30% if compared to the Snapdragon 850.
The 8c flaunts an integrated Snapdragon X24 LTE modem, which has a peak download speed of 2Gbps and peak upload speed of 316Mbps based on LTE connectivity. It also has support for dual-4K external displays and Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0+ technology.
As expected, the AI performance on the 8c will be better than the 7c as it has more enhanced AI capabilities. It can also support a more high-end camera system and video, including 2nd Gen HDR Playback.