Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G was unveiled on Wednesday at the chipmaker’s 5G Snapdragon Summit. The new System-on-Chip (SoC) sits between the Snapdragon 750G and Snapdragon 780G and offers an enhanced multimedia experience with a completely new configuration. The Snapdragon 778G SoC is also a successor to the Snapdragon 768G, which debuted last May. The new offering is based on 6nm process technology, which may bring significant processing improvements and energy efficiency over the Snapdragon 768G SoC. Qualcomm claims that the Snapdragon 778G can achieve twice the performance improvement in artificial intelligence (AI) compared to its predecessor.
The Snapdragon 778G SoC will be available in stores in the second quarter of 2021, Qualcomm said in a press release. The new chip will power high-quality smartphones from companies such as Honor, iQoo, Motorola, Oppo, Realme and Xiaomi. While other smartphone vendors haven’t announced their plans yet, Honor has confirmed that the Snapdragon 778G will be available for the Honor 50 series.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G specifications
Qualcomm offered the Kryo 670 CPU on the Snapdragon 778G SoC, which offers up to 40 percent better performance than the Kryo 475 CPU available on the Snapdragon 768G. The chip also contains the Adreno 642L GPU, which delivers up to 40 percent faster graphics than its predecessor. In addition to the new CPU and GPU, the Snapdragon 778G features a low-power Hexagon 770 processor and a second-generation Qualcomm Sensing Hub to enable next-generation AI experiences.
Snapdragon 778G also includes the Qualcomm Spectra 570L Triple Image Signal Processor (ISP), which can simultaneously record triple images with a resolution of up to 22 megapixels. The triple ISP also supports wide, ultra-wide and zoom cameras, as well as recording 4K HDR10 + video.
In terms of connectivity, the Snapdragon 778G has a built-in Snapdragon X53 5G modem that supports mmWave and Sub-6 5G networks. There is also the Qualcomm FastConnect 6700 connectivity system that supports multi-gigabit class Wi-Fi 6 speeds of up to 2.9 Gbps. The chip supports Wi-Fi 6 / 6E, 5G and Bluetooth v5.2. It is also claimed to offer low latency connectivity. There is GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, and NavIC support for location services.
For mobile gamers, the Snapdragon 778G supports the Qualcomm game Quick Touch, which supposedly provides up to 20 percent faster input response for touch latency than its predecessor. The chip also has other Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite gaming features, including variable rate shading.
The Snapdragon 778G offers LPDDR5 RAM support for a frequency of up to 3200 MHz and a capacity of up to 16 GB. It also supports Full HD + displays with a refresh rate of up to 144 Hz – along with HDR10 and HDR10 + support. Smartphone providers could also offer up to 4K displays with a refresh rate of 60 Hz.
Qualcomm also offered its Quick Charge 4+ technology for a faster charging experience. The chip also supports USB version 3.1 with the USB Type-C interface.
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