Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Chipset Announced for Budget Laptops

The semiconductor manufacturing company, Qualcomm has announced the new Snapdragon 7c Gen 2, which is the successor to the Snapdragon 7c chipset. It will be powering entry-level Windows PCs and Chromebooks in the near future.

Qualcomm has been making SoCs for notebooks and laptops for quite some time now and this chipset has been powering “Always on” devices from multiple brands. The new Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 chipset will power notebooks under the price of $400 mainly. It comes with boosted clock speed and frequency of up to 2.55GHz and feature two Kryo 468 cores.

The package remains the same as its predecessor, including a dual-channel LPDDR4X memory bus, a Hexagon 692 DSP, a Spectra 255 ISP, and a Snapdragon X15 modem. The feature set is kept low to make it price-competitive in the market. It is built on top of the 8nm architectural node and does not require a fan to run.

The CPU inbuilt supports Aqstic audio technologies developed from the house of Qualcomm and the Spectra 255 ISP supports up to 32MP cameras with 4K HDR video capability. In terms of connectivity, it supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 along with 4G LTE. According to the company, the new chipset is capable of delivering up to 10% more performance than its competition. Qualcomm also claims that the battery can last up to 19 hours on a single charge.

The company is aiming for casual and light users that include the student community. Lenovo laptops will debut this chipset in the market but further details about the product are unknown at the moment. These Qualcomm powered laptops outmatch those from Intel and AMD in terms of connectivity and battery life but falls short when it comes to performance.

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Written by Abin Benny


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