New Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G brings premium features for the upper-midrange. Qualcomm has just officially announced its new processor for the most premium mid-range: the Snapdragon 778G, with very similar numbering to the Snapdragon 780G of two months ago, although with different lithography: six nanometers for the 778G and five for the 780G.
We will soon see the Snapdragon 778G onboard cell phones from Honor, iQOO, Motorola, OPPO, Realme, and Xiaomi as the new 5G processor for the upper mid-range that inherits some functions from the powerful Snapdragon 888 or, without aiming so high, from the most recent Snapdragon 780G.
Qualcomm emphasized that it was looking for the latest technologies from its most powerful processors in more affordable handsets in its presentation. This translates into adopting some of the new features of the powerful Snapdragon 888 for a step below: in the Snapdragon 700 series. If in March it did so with the 5-nanometer Snapdragon 780G, it is now repeating the move with the 6-nanometer Snapdragon 778G.
Qualcomm has not revealed all the details of the cores of the new Snapdragon 778G, although we know that they are Kryo 670 cores at up to 2.4 GHz, accompanied by an Adreno 642L GPU, with support for up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM. According to Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 778G represents a 40% performance increase in CPU and GPU over the previous generation. For AI, it relies on the Hexagon 770 processor and its 12 TOPs.
The Snapdragon 778G includes Qualcomm Spectra 570L image processing, capable of capturing three 22MP images at a time, supporting wide-angle, wide-angle, and telephoto. Image capture support is up to 192MP or 36+22MP in dual combinations. For displays, the top supported is 144 hertz in Full HD+.
New Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G specs
|CPU||Kryo 670 up to 2.4GHz|
|PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO||Spectra 570L
192MP capture Single
Rear camera: 64MP
Dual camera : 36 + 22 MP
|DISPLAYS||Full HD at 144Hz
External 4K display at 60Hz
|QUICK CHARGE||Quick Charge 4+|
|CONNECTIVITY||Snapdragon X53 5G
5G SA / NSA
Unsurprisingly, the Snapdragon 778G comes well-stocked with connectivity by incorporating the in-house X53 5G modem. With it, you get support for 5G SA and NSA, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2
Several Qualcomm partners have announced their intentions to launch a handset with the Snapdragon 778G inside: Honor will do so in the Honor 50, as well as other unspecified models from iQOO, Motorola, OPPO, Realme, and Xiaomi.