Qualcomm reveals the 778G 5G, coming in higher mid-range handset

Qualcomm reveals the 778G 5G, coming in higher mid-range handset

(-) – Qualcomm has launched the marginally tongue-twistery 778G 5G Snapdragon platform destined for brand spanking new mid-range handsets from Honor, Motorola, Oppo, Realme and Xiaomi amongst others.

The launch – at Qualcomm’s 5G Summit occasion – follows the current debut of the 780G 5G chipset that sits immediately beneath the range-topping Snapdragon 888. We’ll see each the 780G and this new {hardware} inside a number of handsets this yr as Android cellphone makers capitalise on Huawei’s decreased market share and the alternatives that brings. 

That includes mmWave and Sub-6Ghz 5G compatibility as you’d anticipate, different standout options of the Snapdragon 778G 5G embrace a triple ISP so you may document footage from three digital camera lenses directly. 

There’s additionally Qualcomm’s newest sixth gen AI engine (Hexagon 770) plus assist for chosen cell gaming-orientated options similar to Variable Charge Shading (VRS) and Qualcomm Sport Fast Contact. The latter presents as much as 20 p.c quicker response to the touch inputs for extra exact gaming and is new to the 7 Collection lineup of {hardware}. 

Qualcomm reveals the 778G 5G, coming in higher mid-range handset

The chipset was really revealed by the corporate by mistake yesterday, however the product web page with swiftly withdrawn. 

The brand new {hardware} relies on a 6nm course of from TSMC and comes a yr on from the launch of the predecessor {hardware}, the Snapdragon 768G. Qualcomm says the Kryo 670 CPU cores provide round 40 p.c upflift in efficiency over the earlier era. The Adreno 642L GPU additionally presents a 40 p.c rise in rendering efficiency, too. 

“Snapdragon 778G was developed to deal with the rising demand by [device makers] for extra platform choices within the high-tier,” mentioned Kedar Kondap, vice chairman of product administration. 

The 778G additionally contains assist for the newest Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6/6E requirements. 

Writing by Dan Grabham.

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