Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 is all set to provide entry-level laptop owners with improved battery life, more excellent artificial intelligence abilities, advanced camera processing, and many more.
Qualcomm has announced that its Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 is all set to pave the way for performance gains for the market of entry-level laptops. The company often releases a wide range of new chips every year designed to cater to the needs of various device categories. However, the lines between these devices have been blurred with Qualcomm is evolving its Snapdragon c-branded chips to match the needs of the emerging market of mobile laptops.
Qualcomm first released its original Snapdragon 7c platform back in 2019. Then, it released the Snapdragon 8c immediately. Both chips were designed to improve connectivity and higher-end performance to propel and fuel the connected laptop market.
Very much similar to the dedicated smartphone chips of the company, the Snapdragon 8c was a more advanced solution compared to the Snapdragon 7c. Further, it launched Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 in September. Now, the chip-maker is refreshing its Snapdragon 7c.
Recently, Qualcomm announced its plans to release the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 this year. The chip-maker is going to build it on the original chip to make it capable of improving the connected experience on Chrome and Windows OS-based PCs and laptops.
With releasing its latest chip, the chip-maker is anticipating plenty of improvement areas that include advanced camera features, better battery life, improved artificial intelligence processing and abilities, faster connectivity, and almost 60 percent efficiency compared to competing Intel chips.
As usual with every announcement of Qualcomm, there is no information on exactly when the first devices powered by Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 will arrive. However, the recent announcement indicates that the first will become available in the summer. Likewise, the Lenovo-branded devices powered by this chip will arrive in the market later in 2021.
Laptop Improvements That Users Can Expect With Gen2
Battery life is one of the most significant pain points with a laptop. While you can use these devices at your home to replace your desktop PC, these are designed to be helpful at any time and in any situation, providing it has extended battery life that can keep up with you for long hours.
According to the announcements of Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 is designed to offer a battery life of up to 19 hours even after using it continuously and charging it only once. While it may not appear as something great improvement when considering the existing product, it is worth noticing that the latest improvement has been introduced to the entry-level laptops. Qualcomm goes far ahead and says that this improvement equates to twice that what the typical entry-level laptops can offer.
Unsurprisingly, the use of laptops among people has been increased for video calling. It has led the companies to improve the laptops’ audio and video capabilities, resulting in clearer-sounding and crisp-looking video chats. When considering the performance and connectivity front in general, the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 comes packed with an integrated Snapdragon X15 modem.
It is a 4G LTE solution but capable of seamlessly switching between cellular and Wi-Fi connections and delivering mobile download speeds of about 600 Mbps. Plus, it ensures a secure and uninterrupted user experience. Another area that has become increasingly important at the levels of chips is artificial intelligence. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 is equipped with this feature as well.
Due to the introduction of artificial intelligence in the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2, it can perform more than 5 trillion operations per second. Besides, the next-generation chip is expected to offer general performance gains and efficiency and improvements to computational photography, voice recognition, and many more.
Overall, you can’t say that Qualcomm’s next-generation chip is revolutionary; no, it’s not. But it has been introduced with a lot of improvements when comparing its previous version. Significantly, improvements have been made in those areas that matter most to laptop users.
Considering that the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 has been designed to improve the users’ experience on the lower-priced products, it will not be wrong. It is an area that companies often ignore. Above all, the buyers of Chrome or Window OS-powered laptops will benefit from the latest solution of Qualcomm in the future.