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Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Compute Platform: For the experiences you deserve

Delivering premium tier experiences to entry level laptops, from up to 2X the battery life of competitors to intelligent AI performance.

May 24, 2021

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We all deserve a laptop that’s as connected as our smartphones. Users want more mobility, exceptional performance, and the ability to be productive from anywhere, and this past year only accelerated this shift. This transformation is exactly what we've been working toward with Qualcomm Snapdragon compute portfolio, built to enable mobile computing experiences for businesses, students, and consumers. And while our recent Snapdragon 7c Compute Platform meets these needs, we’re always innovating improvements to provide the experiences you deserve.

That’s why we’re excited to announce our latest mobile computing technology: the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 compute platform. This new platform delivers fast, responsive performance combined with multi-day battery life in thin, cool, quiet fan-less designs. The lighter form factor combined with 4G LTE provides an ultra-portable, always connected computing experience. And with new AI experiences, enterprise-grade security, and advanced camera and audio technology, users can connect securely and seamlessly from virtually anywhere.

Here’s a deeper look at the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Compute Platform.

Performance and battery life

With an integrated CPU, GPU, AI, and cellular modem, this new compute platform enables incredibly fast system-level performance you wouldn’t expect for a device this thin, in this tier. Overall, Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 boasts up to 10 percent higher system performance compared to competitive platforms. It also offers up to 19+ hours of continuous use on a single charge, with up to 2x the battery life of typical entry-level laptops. This means you can work, learn, and stream all day and that you'll always have the performance and the battery life to get things done.


Just like your smartphone, Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 is always on and always connected. With the press of a button, you get an instant-on response with all your latest updates already synced. Also like your smartphone, Windows devices powered by the platform can last for weeks — not days — in connected standby mode with your data synced to the cloud.

The best part? Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 supports both Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity and can automatically switch between them based on your location. So when you don’t want to rely on unsecure public Wi-Fi or aren’t near Wi-Fi at all, 4G has you covered. The platform also has built-in GPS for navigation and location-based services.

Camera and audio

Whether you’re collaborating, in class, catching up with family over video chat, or streaming music, Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 has advanced camera and audio capabilities to boost your experience. 

Qualcomm Aqstic Audio technology, high-fidelity audio, and virtual surround sound come together to deliver crystal-clear, low-power audio and voice. The platform even boasts echo-cancellation and noise suppression (ECNS), so those you’re talking to can hear you better despite noise in your environment. And for the camera, enjoy up to 4K HDR video capture, playback, and streaming — all thanks to the Qualcomm Spectra 255 ISP; supporting up to a 32 MP camera and advanced features like low-light video. All together, these features can enhance any video conferencing experience.


With the Qualcomm AI Engine, Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 delivers modern AI performance and power efficiency to entry-tier laptops and 2-in-1s. These next-gen capabilities improve experiences across the device — from productivity and learning to entertainment. AI hardware can even accelerate enhanced audio, inking, and Microsoft Office user experience scenarios.


With built-in 4G connectivity, its powerful AI engine, and advanced camera and audio capabilities, the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 compute platform offers everything users want in a laptop without sacrifice. Qualcomm Technologies is all about helping the world connect, compute, and communicate, and that’s why we believe so deeply in redefining the mobile experience. Offering a more mobile, secure, and intelligent experience is how we transform industries, empower learning, and enrich lives.


Always On, Always Connected PCs required network connectivity and compatible networks. Battery life varies significantly based on device, settings, usage, and other factors. Qualcomm Snapdragon, Qualcomm Spectra, Qualcomm Aqstic, and Qualcomm AI Engine are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.


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