Qualcomm has quietly announced the Snapdragon 778G SoC. The new 5G processor is the latest Snapdragon 700-series SoC, sitting below the Snapdragon 780 SoC. It is built on a 6nm process and comes with up to 40 per cent performance improvements. The octa-core SoC clocks at 2.4GHz and has an Adreno 642 GPU for faster graphics rendering. It also comes with support for Full HD+ displays with up to 144Hz refresh rate support. It also has a built-in X53 5G modem. Qualcomm further claims that the processor’s FastConnect 6700 Mobile Connectivity System offers WiFi 6 at up to 2.9Gbps. Let’s take a look at more details on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC announced with up to 40% CPU and GPU performance improvements
Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 778G SoC. The new 5G processor is set to launch in mid-range smartphones later this year.
The 778G SoC sits below the recently-announced Snapdragon 780 SoC. It is built on a 6nm architecture and comes with Kryo 670 clocked at 2.4GHz. It has one prime and three performance cores based on Cortex A78. The SoC also has four Cortex A55 efficiency cores. It is claimed to offer 40 per cent performance improvement. The 5G chipset also features the Adreno 642 GPU that offers up to 40 per cent faster graphics rendering.
The SoC has an in-built Snapdragon X53 5G modem. It supports both mmWave and sub-6GHz frequencies. The new Snapdragon processor also comes with a 6th generation Qualcomm AI Engine that enables faster data transfer between all cores.
In terms of optics, the SoC features the Spectra 570 ISP that supports up to 192MP photos. It features triple camera concurrency letting the user capture triple 22MP photos or dual 36MP + 22MP photos with a single tap of the shutter. Smartphones powered by the 778 SoC can also capture HDR10+ videos in over 1 billion shades of colour. Alongside, phones can also shoot 720p slow-motion videos at 240 fps.
The SoC supports Full HD+ displays with up to 144Hz refresh rate support. Connectivity options include support for WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, USB 3.1, USB Type-C, etc.
OEMs are expected to launch Snapdragon 778G SoC-powered phones later this year.
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