Qualcomm has today additional a new chipset for its 700 series SoC lineup: Snapdragon 778 5G. The chipset will appear for the first time in upcoming premium mid-range 5G phones from brands like Honor, iQOO, Motorola, OPPO, Realme, and Xiaomi.
Snapdragon 778 5G announced
Snapdragon 778 5G is manufactured using 6nm process technology. Offers the Qualcomm Kryo 670 Cores, which according to the chipmaker, offers up to 40 percent more CPU performance. For graphics, it has the GPU Adreno 642L which promises graphics up to 40 percent faster than its predecessor.
Chipset supports up to 144Hz FHD + show. Phones with Snapdragon 778 5G under the hood can use up to 16GB of LP-DDR5 memory clocked at up to 3200MHz. Qualcomm has also added Snapdragon Elite Gaming features to the chipset, such as Variable Rate Shading (VRS) and Qualcomm. Game Quick Touch.
For connectivity, Snapdragon 778 5G uses a Integrated Snapdragon X53 5G Modem-RF system capable of supporting both mmWave and sub-6 5G bands. The chipset supports Wi-Fi 6 / 6E with a maximum speed of up to 2.9 Gbps. The Bluetooth version here is 5.2 and compatible with Bluetooth LE Audio.
Coming to AI capabilities, chipset features 6th Generation Qualcomm AI Engine with Hexagon 770 processor that promises up to 12 TOP and double the performance per watt. It is also compatible with the second-generation Qualcomm Sensing Hub for use cases involving contextual awareness.
In terms of optics, Snapdragon 778 5G offers triple ISP capable of capturing images and videos from three lenses, including wide angle, ultra wide angle and zoom at the same time. It also supports 4K HDR10 + video recording and offers tiered HDR image sensors.
You could expect Snapdragon 778 5G-powered devices to hit the market from the second quarter of 2021. Could the second generation OnePlus Nord work with this chipset? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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