Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G to support 144Hz display: Key details listed ahead of the official launch

By Deepak Singh | Published on 18 May 2021
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Qualcomm is likely to officially launch Snapdragon 778G on May 19

  • Snapdragon 778G is a slightly toned-down variant of Snapdragon 780G

  • Features include support for 144Hz displays and Quick Charge 5.0 fast charging

Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G to support 144Hz display: Key details listed ahead of the official launch
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G to support 144Hz display: Key details listed ahead of the official launch

Qualcomm will soon add another SoC to its premium 700 series, the Snapdragon 778G, that will serve as a slightly toned-down alternative to the recently introduced Snapdragon 780G. Several key details of the new chipset surfaced on Qualcomm’s official microsite which has since been pulled down. 

According to the listing, the new Snapdragon 778G is manufactured on a 6nm process node and will bring in improved performance, 144Hz high-refresh-rate support, and better multimedia capabilities to mid-range Android phones. 

Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Features 

To start with, the CPU configuration remains similar to Snapdragon 780G. There is one Cortex A78-based Kryo 670 Prime Ccore clocked at 2.4GHz, followed by three Cortex-A78 performance cores clocked at 2.2GHz, and four regular Cortex-A55 cores ticking at up to 1.9GHz. 

As always, the G moniker refers to support for Snapdragon’s Elite Gaming suit. The GPU is Adreno 642L and we are not yet sure how it compares against the Adreno 642 on Snapdragon 780G (which claimed a massive performance boost over Adreno 620 we usually see on current Snapdragon 700 series chipsets). 

One interesting addition is the support for 144Hz high refresh rate for Full HD resolution displays. The Snapdragon 778G also supports 10-bit colors and Rec2020 color space, hopefully paving the way for a better HDR experience on upcoming mid-range Android phones. 

Other specifications are again similar to Snapdragon 780G. The chipset retains Qualcomm’s fused AI engine with Hexagon 770 DSP and promises 12 TOPs of combined AI performance. The powerful triple Spectra 570 ISP supports 192MP captures from a single camera with shutter lag and is capable of handling feeds from three 25MP cameras simultaneously. 

Of course, this is a 5G chipset with an integrated Snapdragon X53 modem that supports both mmWave and sub-6 5G. Other highlights include support for Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, dual-frequency GPS, and Quick Charge 5.0 fast charging technology. 

Qualcomm is likely to officially unveil Snapdragon 778G on May 19 globally. We are already hearing rumors of the chipset being used in the upcoming Honor 50.

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