Launch of Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G with Kryo 670 processor and Snapdragon X53 5G modem

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G was launched on Wednesday at the chipmaker’s Snapdragon 5G Summit. The new system on chip (SoC) is sandwiched between Snapdragon 750G and Snapdragon 780G and aims to provide an improved multimedia experience through a new configuration. 

The Snapdragon 778G SoC is also the successor to the Snapdragon 768G that debuted in May last year. The new product is based on 6nm process technology and can bring significant processing improvements and energy efficiency compared to Snapdragon 768G SoC. 

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Qualcomm claims that the Snapdragon 778G can provide twice the artificial intelligence (AI) performance of its predecessor. Qualcomm said in a press release that the Snapdragon 778G SoC will be available in the second quarter of 2021. 

The new chip will power high-end smartphones from companies like Honor, iQoo, Motorola, Oppo, Realme, and Xiaomi. Although other smartphone vendors have not revealed their plans, Honor confirmed that the Snapdragon 778G will be used in the Honor 50 series.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Specifications: 

Qualcomm provides Kryo 670 CPU in Snapdragon 778G SoC, and its design performance is 40% higher than Kryo 475 CPU provided in Snapdragon 768G. The chip also includes the Adreno 642L GPU, which can also provide graphics that are 40% faster than the previous generation. 

In addition to the new CPU and GPU, the Snapdragon 778G also has a low-power Hexagon 770 processor and second-generation Qualcomm Sensing Hub, which can provide the next generation of artificial intelligence experience. Snapdragon 778G also includes the Qualcomm Spectra 570L Triple Image Signal Processor (ISP) Capture triple images with up to 22-megapixel resolution at the same time. 

Triple ISP also supports wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle, and zoom cameras, and provides 4K HDR10 + video capture. In terms of connectivity, Snapdragon 778G has a built-in Snapdragon X53 5G modem that supports mmWave and 5G networks below 6-6 generations. 

There’s also the Qualcomm FastConnect 6700 connection system, which can support gigabit Wi-Fi 6 speeds of up to 2.9 Gbps. The chip can support Wi-Fi 6 / 6E, 5G, and Bluetooth v5.2. It is said to also provide low latency connectivity. Snapdragon 778G supports GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, and NavIC to support location services. 

For mobile gamers, Snapdragon 778G supports Qualcomm Game Quick Touch, which can increase the input response speed by more than 20%. The chip also has other Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite gaming features, including variable speed shadows. Snapdragon 778G has LPDDR5 RAM support, supports up to 3200MHz frequency and up to 16GB capacity. 

It also supports Full HD + displays with refresh rates up to 144 Hz and is compatible with HDR10 and HDR10 +. Smartphone manufacturers can also provide up to 4K displays at a 60Hz refresh rate. Qualcomm also provides Quick Charge 4+ technology, which can provide a faster charging experience. The chip also includes support for USB version 3.1 with a USB Type-C interface.

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