Generative AI has already made it to several smartphones including the Galaxy S24, Google Pixel 8, and a few others. It is largely limited to flagship phones at the moment, but Qualcomm is now making it available to budget phones with its latest release, the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3.

The new 7+ Gen 3 is an update over the regular 7 Gen 3, but it marks the first 7 series chipset to bring generative AI capabilities. After the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, this is one of the few Qualcomm chips to support it.

Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3 arrives with Cortex-X4 core and on-device AI features

Thanks to this SoC, budget smartphones should be able to run on-device generative AI without having to rely on the cloud. The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3 supports various large language models (LLMs) as well as large vision models (LVMs) including Baichuan-7B, Llama 2, Gemini Nano, and Zhipu ChatGLM. Google’s Gemini Nano is also found on Pixel 8 phones.

Other than AI model support, the 7+ Gen 3 will also enable various AI features of its own such as enhanced support for virtual assistants such as Google Assistant, Bixby, and others. This means that these virtual assistants should be able to perform better on devices powered by this chipset.

Additionally, the chip will also bring multi-language translation and transcription, similar to Samsung Galaxy S24, which should make online content accessible to all parts of the world beyond language barriers.

Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3 arrives with Cortex-X4 core and on-device AI features

As for technical specifications, the new chip boasts a 45% improvement in CPU speed over its predecessor. The new Adreno GPU is also a leap ahead at a 45% jump in performance, but power efficiency sort of lags behind with only a 5% improvement.

Speaking of the CPU, it consists of a Cortex X4 prime core that takes care of all the heavy-duty tasks such as gaming. It is running at a clock speed of 2.8 GHz. Other than that, there are 4 performance cores based on A720 units running at 2.6 GHz and 3 efficiency units (Cortex-A520) at 1.9 GHz.

Cellular connectivity is governed by the Snapdragon X63 5G modem which has support for FastConnect 7800 and 3GPP Release 17 5G. It can reach up to 4.2 Gbps download speeds on paper.

The first phone powered by the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3 is coming later today in the form of the OnePlus Ace 3V. Even though it is going to be a China exclusive, we expect to see a rebranded version in the international markets later this year. Other OEMs including Realme and Sharp also have phones with this chip coming up soon.

Via: Gsmarena