17 June 2020
Qualcomm's newest mid-range 5G chipset is Snapdragon 768G which is an improved version of Snapdragon 765G. It is claimed to deliver faster performance, graphics processing, and high-speed 5G connectivity. One of the biggest changes included in the processor is support for updateable GPU drivers.
The Snapdragon 765G is a 7nm processor with the same set of cores but at an overclocked frequency. It features dual Kryo 475 cores clocked up to 2.8GHz as compared to 2.4GHz on the predecessor. The overclocking has been done for the Prime cores as secondary cores have been left untouched. There is Adreno 620 GPU that is claimed to offer a 15% higher performance than the GPU available with the previous offering.
This is the first time Qualcomm has added Adreno Updateable Drivers support to a 7nm chipset. It says that the support will give users "control of their GPU driver updates and settings to provide peak display refresh rates that unlock premium visual fidelity on their favorite games".
The processor is capable of supporting up to 120Hz display panels. This is not surprising considering high refresh rate displays have started to become common among modern smartphones. In terms of 5G capabilities, it will feature Snapdragon X52 5G modem which is the same as the Snapdragon 765G processor. Other notable features include Qualcomm aptX Adaptive Audio, Bluetooth v5.2, WiFi 6, and USB Type-C (v3.1). The Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition is the first smartphone to feature the new processor.