Qualcomm announces 5nm Snapdragon 780G for mid-range phones
The Snapdragon 780G is the first in series to feature triple ISP
Snapdragon 780G phones to be available in Q2 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G has gone official as the most powerful processor in the 7-series chipsets. The Snapdragon 780G follows the Snapdragon 765G which powered upper mid-range smartphones in 2020 like the much popular OnePlus Nord, Vivo V20 Pro and more. This chipset also brings in some flagship features from the Snapdragon 888 and has triple ISP, 6th generation AI Engine and WiFi 6 support.
“Since introducing the Snapdragon 7-series three years ago, more than 350 devices have launched based on 7-series mobile platforms. Today, we are continuing this momentum by introducing the Snapdragon 780G 5G Mobile Platform. Snapdragon 780G was designed to bring in-demand, premium experiences to more users around the world,” said Kedar Kondap, VP, product management at Qualcomm Technologies.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G features
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G processor is built on a 5nm process same as the flagship Snapdragon 888 chip. The new chipset has Kryo 670 CPU that is touted to deliver 40% performance gains over the previous generation and is clocked at upto 2.4GHz. It features Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming suite including 10-bit HDR gaming, updateable drivers and more.
The Snapdragon 780G has a 6th generation AI Engine that is capable of delivering twice the performance of the Hexagon 770 processor. The new chipset has an optimized Snapdragon X53 5G modem that offers peak download speeds of upto 3.3 Gbps and also brings in support for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth audio features.
The Snapdragon 780G is also the first 7-series processor to feature a triple ISP (Image Signal Processor) which allows it to receive the signal from three cameras simultaneously. The new Spectra 570 ISP also improves low-light photography and allows users to record in HDR10+.
The processor also supports displays upto Full HD+ at 144Hz refresh rate with features like HDR10+, HDR10 and more. Qualcomm has also revealed that smartphones powered by the Snapdragon 780G will be available in the second quarter of 2021 but it remains to be seen which manufacturer brings it first.