Announced Qualcomm has unveiled its latest processor called Snapdragon 780G, which borrows some features from the company’s flagship Snapdragon 888 chipset, while still offering manufacturers (and thus consumers) an affordable phone.
The Snapdragon 780G processor takes the lead in the Snapdragon 7xx processor lineup It replaces Snapdragon 768G and Snapdragon 765G.
There is clearly a usual improvement in performance, as the Snapdragon 780G model features Qualcomm’s Kryo 670 cores.
The company says: The Kryo 670 processor cores provide a 40 percent increase in performance, and the new Adreno 642 graphics processor for up to 50 percent faster graphics compared to the Snapdragon 765 model.
But Snapdragon 780G also enables some new functions, such as the Spectra 570 triple image signal processor, which, like Snapdragon 888, allows phones to take three 25-megapixel photos or simultaneous videos at the same time, and improves photo capture in low-light conditions.
Like the Snapdragon 888, the new processor features a sixth-generation AI engine from Qualcomm, which is powered by the new Hexagon 770 processor.
The new AI processor can perform 12 trillion operations per second – double what its predecessor was, even if the number is still small compared to the 26 trillion operations per second offered by Snapdragon 888.
The new processor also features a second-generation Sensing Hub feature that Qualcomm introduced for the first time through its flagship chipset.
Qualcomm built the processor according to 5 nm technology, and Qualcomm has included a low-power artificial intelligence accelerator, which reduces the amount of battery life consumed by phone calls while at the same time filtering background noise so that the person you call can easily hear you.
The Snapdragon 780G features improved connectivity, with the built-in Snapdragon X53 5G modem promising speeds of up to 3.3 Gbps over 5G networks according to the Sub-6 GHz standard.
The processor adds support for the new Wi-Fi 6E wireless network standard, which means that phones with the new chip will be able to take advantage of faster wireless network speeds in addition to the 5.2 version of Bluetooth technology.
The first phones with Snapdragon 780G are expected to be launched in the second quarter of 2021.