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Qualcomm unveils new Snapdragon 778G chip for mid-range smartphones


By   Sumit Horo

Date: May 21, 2021

Semiconductor giant, Qualcomm, has reportedly introduced a new mobile processer, dubbed the Snapdragon 778G 5G. Interestingly, the new processor is supposedly not being promoted as a flagship processor, similar to the Snapdragon 888. Yet, the new 778G 5G chip still packs in several new features and enhancements for premium mid-range smartphones, as per reports.

Qualcomm, one of the leading contributors to the global 5G infrastructure, stated that the new processor has been targeted at the emerging marketplace for premium mid-range smartphones. These phones have seemingly become popular among consumers for mobile gaming and vlogging.

Reportedly, the Adreno 642L GPU integrated in the new processor can offer up to 40% faster graphics rendering. On the other hand, the Kryo 670 that also been added to the chip provides up to 40% better CPU performance.

The chipset runs on a 5nm fabrication process technology, reports suggest. Evidently, the Snapdragon 778G processor has also been incorporated with Snapdragon Elite Gaming features like Game Quick Touch and Variable Rate Shading (VRS).

The sixth-gen version of Qualcomm’s AI Engine has apparently offered the chipset increased processing speeds at lower energy consumption of up to 2x performance per watt.

Qualcomm reportedly said that it that new chipset has a Triple ISP intended to let users capture three pictures or videos simultaneously – including zoom, wide, and ultra-wide.

The system has seemingly been designed to support 4K HDR+ videos. Qualcomm claimed that the 778G chipset has been devised to support up to Full HD+ resolution displays with up to 144Hz refresh rates.

The Snapdragon 778G processor has reportedly been enhanced with AI, 5G, gaming, and super camera performance. Evidently, the company has also added the Snapdragon X535G Modem-RF and support for Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6.

Qualcomm announced that its key customers, including Motorola, Realme, Xiaomi, Honor, Oppo, and iQOO would utilize the new chipset in their smartphones this year, reports suggest. Experts have estimated that smartphones with the Snapdragon 778G chip might fall within a $300-500 price range.

Realme’s Quicksilver has been slated to be one of the first phones to be integrated with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset, claim reliable source.

Source credits: https://indianexpress.com/article/technology/mobile-tabs/qualcomm-announces-the-new-snapdragon-778g-chip-for-premium-mid-range-smartphones-7321526/


Sumit Horo

Armed with a graduate degree in Visual Communication, Sumit started his career as social media marketing intern along with some freelancing jobs, and then finally decided to take writing seriously. He currently writes articles for littlesaigoncollective.com. When not writing, he can be found sketching or shopping for books.

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