The Snapdragon 780G was introduced to lock itself into the leading chipsets

The Snapdragon 780G is now officially as Qualcomm’s new 5nm platform, this time for mid-range smartphones. It is the most advanced chipset available from the company after the leading 8 series of processors.

The Snapdragon 780G is built on the same 5nm manufacturing process as the premium Snapdragon 888. It is the successor to the Snapdragon 765G, which runs devices like the OnePlus Nord and Vivo X50 Pro in India. Some details have yet to be revealed, but it is reportedly an octa-core processor with two high-performance Cortex A78 cores clocked at 2.4 GHz and six Cortex A55 cores running at 1.8 GHz. Production will likely be done by Samsung Foundry.

“Since the introduction of the Snapdragon 7 Series three years ago, more than 350 devices based on the 7 Series mobile platforms have been launched. Today, we continue this momentum with the introduction of the Snapdragon 780G 5G mobile platform,” said Kedar Kondap, vice president, product manager, Qualcomm Technologies. Inc.

(Image courtesy: Aakash Jhaveri)

The Snapdragon 780G uses an optimized Snapdragon X53 5G modem, supporting theoretical peak download speeds of 3.3 Gbps at frequencies below 6 GHz. It also supports Wi-Fi 6, advanced Wi-Fi 6E and Snapdragon Sound for enhanced audio transmission via Bluetooth.