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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SC7295 in the works, a mid-range chip for ARM laptops based on the S775


Qualcomm has a new Snapdragon 700 series chipset in the works, the SM7350, which may or may not be launched as the Snapdragon 775. The core hardware is also being used for another project, an ARM laptop chipset.

It’s the SC7295, which will succeed last year’s Snapdragon 7c. It will be a mid-range option for Windows and ChromeOS devices and should have the benefit of a built-in 5G modem.

The chip’s processor will feature the familiar 1 + 3 + 4 arrangement. The first core will clock up to 2.7 GHz, while the other three large cores will go up to 2.4 GHz. The last four efficiency cores will operate at 1.8 GHz.

Leaked specs for the Snapdragon 775 show support for LPDDR5 RAM (3200 MHz) as well as the older LPDDR4X (2400 MHz). The storage will be managed by UFS 3.1 Gear 4 two-way.

Qualcomm's current lineup of Snapdragon for laptop chips

The SC7295 will likely be manufactured on a 5nm process, which should allow laptops to advertise a day’s battery life.

Qualcomm’s current line of Snapdragon for laptop chips

More powerful options are already available, with the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 unveiled late last year. It is featured in the Acer Spin 7 5G as an alternative to a 10th gen Intel Core i5 (Qualcomm claims its chip is both faster than the i5 and more power efficient to boot). Note that the 8cx Gen 2 is a 7nm chip derived from the Snapdragon 855, so the SC7295 should have the upper hand in terms of efficiency.

A new flagship is coming to replace Gen 2. It will be the SC8280XP, early reports suggest that its four large cores will run at 2.7 GHz, instead of the single main core. In addition, it will feature a high-end GPU dubbed the Adreno 690.

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