Qualcomm has announced the Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G SoC. The new Snapdragon 700 series processor is the first to be built using a 5nm fabrication process, which is the same as the Snapdragon 888 SoC. The new Snapdragon 780G SoC will bring a triple Image Signal Processor (ISP). It is capable of capturing from three camera sensors simultaneously. The new SoC is based on Qualcomm’s sixth-generation AI Engine delivering up to 12 TOPs AI performance. It is also fully optimised with select Snapdragon Elite Gaming features. The Snapdragon 780G utilises the ARM Cortex-A78 cores, which is found on the Snapdragon 888 SoC. Let’s take a look at the Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G SoC features.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G launched as first Snapdragon 700 series chip built on 5nm fabrication
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G processor has been officially announced. It is the company’s first 700 series processor to be based on a 5nm architecture – the same as the Snapdragon 888 SoC.
The new Snapdragon 780G utilises the ARM Cortex A78 cores. The oct-core chipset has two such cores clocked at 2.4GHz. It also has six Cortex A55 efficiency cores, clocked at 1.8GHz. The SoC comes paired with an Adreno 642 GPU. It is also fully optimised with select Snapdragon Elite Gaming features.
The SoC comes with a triple Image Signal Processor (ISP). It is capable of capturing from three 25MP photos simultaneously with the Qualcomm Spectra 570 ISP. The SoC also supports a 192MP camera sensor. It also comes with support for True 10-bit HDR gaming on smartphones. Other features include 4K HDR support along with HDR10+ video capture.
The chip also includes the sixth generation AI engine, a Hexagon 770 digital signal processor (DSP) with 12 TOPS of AI performance.
Like the Snapdragon 765G SoC, the 780G chip also comes with 5G support. It comes integrated with the Snapdragon X53 5G modem with support for 3.3 Gbps downlink speeds on sub-6 GHz networks. The SoC also supports Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E.
Commercial devices based on Snapdragon 780G are expected to be available in the second quarter of 2021.
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