Almost every month now Qualcomm is coming up with new mobile processors. The one they have recently released is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G, which is like the toned version of the Snapdragon 780G. Much like the Snapdragon 780G, the 778G brings in some features that were previously exclusive only to the Snapdragon 800 series smartphones. Now the question is which devices will use this new processor? Let’s find out handset names as well as some key features of the latest 700 series 5G chipset.
Here is the list of Snapdragon 778G powered phones
- Honor 50
- Realme QuickSilver
Honor has announced that its Honor 50 series will premiere in June 2021. The series will arrive with Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G SoC.
Realme has published a teaser on its global Twitter handle regarding its upcoming Snapdragon 778G powered Realme device. The handset will carry codename Quicksilver. The final name is yet to reveal by the company. However, we believe it could be called Realme X9 5G.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G Chipset features
Coming to the specs of the Snapdragon 778G processor, we get one Cortex A78-based Kryo 670 Prime core clocked at 2.4 GHz, three Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz, and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.95 GHz. The Snapdragon processors that have G with their model numbers are processors that are geared towards mobile gaming. They support Snapdragon’s Elite Gaming suit. In the Snapdragon 778G, we get the Adreno 642L as the GPU. It allows support for Vulkan 1.1, OpenGL 3S 3.1, OpenCL 2.0 FP, HDR10+, and HDR10. There is also support for 144Hz high refresh rate for Full HD resolution displays, 10-bit colours, and Rec2020 colour gamut.
As the AI engine inside the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G, we have the Hexagon 770 DSP that promises 12 TOPs of combined AI performance. For handling the optics, we have the triple Spectra 570 ISP that supports 192MP single camera feed with shutter lag, and 25MP triple camera feed. This is a 5G capable device as it houses the Snapdragon X53 5G modem-RF system, that can hit peak download speeds of upto 3.3Gbps. We see support for both mmWave and sub-6 GHz 5G spectrums. Wireless connectivity features support include support for Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, and dual-frequency GPS. And wireless connectivity feature support includes USB 3.1 and USB-C.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G also has support for Quick Charge 5 technology. So if a smartphone manufacturer decides to implement upto 100W fast charging on a smartphone that has the Snapdragon 778G inside it, it is possible for the end consumer to experience it. But it is solely dependent on the manufacturer whether or not they want to use such a piece of technology with a mid-range smartphone.