08 July 2021
Qualcomm has unveiled a new processor named Snapdragon 778G for premium mid-range smartphones. It is a 5G capable chipset as 5G is the newest buzzword in the smartphone market. The announcement says that this processor will bring more powerful gaming performance and better photo/video recording capabilities through artificial intelligence (AI).
The Snapdragon 778G is the newest chipset from Qualcomm to offer a Triple ISP. It is a feature that allows it to capture photos and videos with three camera sensors (wide, ultra-wide, and zoom) at the same time. It debuted on the flagship Snapdragon 888 but was later added to Snapdragon 780G as well. It further supports Staggered HDR images and 4K HDR10+ video recordings.
The processor has been developed using the 6nm manufacturing process. It boasts Kryo 670 cores and Adreno 642L GPU claimed to deliver up to 40% higher CPU and graphics performance respectively. There is the 6th gen Qualcomm AI Engine with Hexagon 770 processor and the 2nd gen Qualcomm Sensing Hub. For 5G connectivity, it comes with an integrated Snapdragon X53 5G Modem-RF system. It helps it deliver dual-band 5G support i.e. both mmWave and Sub-6GHz bands.
The announcement reveals that Snapdragon 778G will debut with the Honor 50 series. This means Honor is now back as one of the OEM partners that receive chipsets from Qualcomm. Both companies were looking to sign a new deal for the last few months and seem to have reached an agreement finally. Additionally, the chipset will also be used by many other popular OEMs like Oppo, Xiaomi, Realme, Motorola, and iQOO. Qualcomm says one should expect commercial devices featuring the new chipset to debut sometime during Q2 2021 i.e. by June 2021.