Qualcomm recently launched the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 chipset – its most powerful Snapdragon 7-series chip to date. The Qualcomm AI Engine boosts performance, making the processor faster and more efficient than its predecessors. Redmi and Realme have now confirmed the use of this new Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 chipset in their upcoming smartphones. The Redmi Note 12 Turbo is expected to be launched globally on March 23 and will be equipped with the new chipset. A tipster also suggested another new chipset from Qualcomm.
In official Weibo posts, the brands confirmed the use of this new chipset in their upcoming phones. Rich wrote that the Realme GT Neo 5 SE will be the “first to be equipped with the second-gen flagship Snapdragon 7+”.
In another post, Redmi confirmed the global debut of the “King Kong Note 12 Turbo”, powered by the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 chipset. The post adds that the new chipset shares the same process architecture as the Snapdragon 8+ series.
Other tweet Reliable tipster Yogesh Brar (@heyitsyogesh) suggests that Qualcomm will also launch another new chipset, namely Snapdragon 685, which will reportedly be featured in the Redmi Note 12 4G smartphone.
Xiaomi previously confirmed the global launch of the Redmi Note 12 series on March 23 at 11pm (GMT+8) / 8:30pm IST. Both Redmi Note 12 Turbo and Redmi Note 12 4G could be presented at this event.
Meanwhile, the Redmi Note 12 Turbo device has already been spotted on the Chinese 3C certification website. The phone is expected to come with 2GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. The smartphone is also expected to come with a 6.67-inch Full HD+ OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate.
According to previous reports, the smartphone could have a triple rear camera. A 50-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel secondary sensor, and a 2-megapixel tertiary sensor could be included in the camera unit. The Redmi Note 12 Turbo Edition will likely pack a 5,500mAh battery. The latest 3C sighting appeared to confirm previous reports that the smartphone would support 67W wired fast charging.
The Realme GT Neo 5 SE, on the other hand, was recently spotted on Geekbench. Previous reports suggested the phone could sport a 6.74-inch flat OLED display with a 2772 x 1240 resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, PWM dimming at 2160Hz and a peak brightness of 1,100 nits.
The rumored Realme device is expected to feature a 16-megapixel front camera, as well as a 64-megapixel OmniVision primary rear sensor with an f/1.79 aperture. The potential triple rear camera system will also reportedly feature an 8-megapixel Sony IMX355 ultra-wide sensor and a 2-megapixel sensor. The smartphone is also expected to pack a 5,500mAh battery with 100W fast charging support.