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Qualcomm unleashes new chipset for mid-range phones, the Snapdragon 778G 5G

By Liu Hongzuo - on 20 May 2021, 11:40am

Qualcomm unleashes new chipset for mid-range phones, the Snapdragon 778G 5G

Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G.

Among other things, Qualcomm announced a brand-new chipset for mid-range mobile devices at its virtual Qualcomm 5G Summit 2021 last evening. The semiconductor titan was happy to share that the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G mobile platform now joins the ranks of its many mid-range mobile processors.

"Snapdragon 778G was developed to address the growing demand by global OEMs for more platform options in the high-tier. Snapdragon 778G brings many of the latest premium technologies and features into the high-tier to help make next-generation experiences more broadly accessible," said Kedar Kondap, vice president of product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

In a nutshell, the Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset was built via a 6nm manufacturing process that confers 40% more CPU performance and 40% faster graphics when compared to its previous generation.

Components within SD778G 5G include the ARM-based Qualcomm Kyro 670 CPU, the Adreno 6420 GPU, an integrated Snapdragon X53 5G Modem-RF for 5G connectivity, and the FastConnect 6700 Connectivity System for Wi-Fi 6 support (up to 2.9Gbps),

System-level optimisations on the chipset include the Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound suite and Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming suite. Both technology suites were previously only available in the latest, flagship-tier Snapdragon chipsets, making the SD778G 5G the first mid-range mobile platform to contain 2021 flagship-grade enhancements. It's no wonder why Qualcomm said that SD778G 5G is a "high-tier" chipset - given how its 700-series chips are typically used in phones marketed as mid-range or mainstream devices.

For processing imaging capabilities, SD778G 5G uses a triple ISP that offers simultaneous capturing of three photo or video streams via wide, ultra-wide and zoom cameras. Some of the triple ISP features seen on the Snapdragon 888 cascaded down to the SD778 5G, like staggered HDR image sensors and 4K HDR10+ video capturing.

Of course, AI processing is also on the SD778G 5G, with Qualcomm's 6th-generation AI Engine and 2nd-generation Qualcomm Sensing Hub, via the Hexagon 770 processor that's on-board.

According to Qualcomm, the new chipset is slated to power "upcoming high-tier smartphones" from Honor, iQOO, Motorola, OPPO, Realme, and Xiaomi.

Source: Qualcomm

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