American chipmaker Qualcomm quietly announced its new mobile chip for mid-range smartphones. This is Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G, the new member of the Snapdragon 700 series.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G looks like a “lightweight” version of the 5nm Snapdragon 780G chipset released in March. The new platform is built on a 6nm process technology. It includes a Kryo 260 CPU with Cortex-A78 cores with a maximum clock speed of 2.4 GHz and an Adreno 642L graphics accelerator that supports Vulkan 1.1, OpenGL 3S 3.1, OpenCL 2.0 FP, HDR10 +, and HDR10. There is also a built-in Hexagon 770 neural processor with 12 TOPS performance, a Spectra 570 signal processor, and a Snapdragon X53 5G modem (below 6 GHz and mmWave) with a peak download speed of 3.3 Gbps. There is support for Snapdragon Elite Gaming technologies for maximum performance in games and Quick Charge 5 for fast charging up to 100W through the USB Type-C port.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G is compatible with smartphones with screens up to Full HD + resolution and refresh rates up to 144 Hz. Also, devices based on the new chipset can be equipped with a single camera with a resolution of up to 192 megapixels, a dual camera with 36 and 22-megapixel sensors, or a triple 22-megapixel camera. The platform supports HDR photography, AI autofocus, HDR10 and HDR10 +, and HD slow-motion at 240fps.
Among wireless connections and 5G, support for Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, and dual-frequency GPS is mentioned. And from biometric systems, the Snapdragon 778G is compatible with fingerprint, face, and iris scanners, as well as voice recognition systems.
Qualcomm did not specify when the Snapdragon 778G-powered smartphones will hit the market. But, according to Chinese insiders, the first device on the new platform could be the HONOR 50, which is expected to launch in early summer.