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.
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.
The Snapdragon 780G is the first 7 Series platform with a triple ISP (signal image processor), capable of shooting simultaneously with three different cameras – consider capturing zoom, wide and ultra-wide lenses at once. HDR10 + video recording, 4K HDR, enhanced photography in low light and much more are made possible by the Qualcomm Spectra 570 ISP.
Gamers will be pleased to learn that the Snapdragon 780G also brings an Elite Gaming feature pack that will also make a cut, allowing for updated drivers, higher refresh rates and 10-bit HDR images. It is also advancing on the AI front, with a 6th generation AI Engine and a Hexagon 770 processor, capable of achieving a throughput of up to 12 TOPs, a double improvement over its predecessor. They will also help during calls through software noise suppression and voice assistant interaction.
Devices powered by the Snapdragon 780G chipset are expected in the second quarter of 2021. No OEM partners detected.