Qualcomm has released a new premium mid-range mobile processor – Snapdragon 780G (SM7350-AB). This is one of the first chipsets in its class, manufactured according to the norms of a 5-nanometer technological process. In fact, it is a partially lightweight modification of the flagship Snapdragon 888 processor.
The manufacturer vaguely describes the Kryo 670 computing cores with a vague promise of “40% performance gain”, but without specifying any benchmark. The 600-series cores should be derived from the latest Cortex-A78, while the 768G used Cortex-A78 cores. In theory, this transition should provide a performance improvement of 40%. Despite the use of the most advanced manufacturing process, the computing cores operate at a relatively low frequency of 2.4 GHz. This matches the frequency of the larger cores in the Snapdrago 888 chipset, although the flagship processor also contains a 2.84GHz Cortex-X1 main core.
The graphics subsystem of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G processor is based on the Adreno 642 GPU. The performance of the graphics core should be between the Snapdragon 855 and 865. The GPU supports updatable drivers, HDR10, displays up to 1080p + with a refresh rate up to 144 Hz.
The new chipset supports LPDDR4 RAM up to 2.1 GHz and up to 16 GB capacity. It also mentions the presence of a triple signal processor Spectra 570, which allows you to capture images from three cameras simultaneously. Previously, this feature was offered only within the flagship chipsets. ISP supports 10-bit color depth for photos and videos, popular HDR formats (HDR10, HDR10 + and HLG). The system can work with sensors with a resolution of up to 84 Mp with Zero Shutter Lag activation or with dual cameras up to 64 Mp + 20 Mp.
The Hexagon 770 artificial intelligence processing unit has a throughput of 12 tera operations per second (TOPS). This is more than double that of the Snapdragon 768G (5.4 TOPS) and is close to the Snapdragon 865/870 (15 TOPS).
The chipset includes a 5G X53 modem with a maximum download speed of up to 3.3Gbps, but no mmWave support. The FastConnect 6900 module, which supports Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2, is responsible for local communication. In addition, support for USB 3.1 and Quick Charge 4+ standards is mentioned.
The first smartphones based on the Snapdragon 780G processor should hit the market in the next quarter.
A source: gsmarena