Qualcomm just launched the Snapdragon 865 Plus a couple of weeks ago. And there are now rumours about a new 7 series Snapdragon launching soon. The 7 series of the Snapdragon lineup is focused on giving a near-flagship performance with a lower price tag than the 8 series processors. The most powerful Snapdragon 7 series processor right now is the Snapdragon 765G and the likes of Oneplus Nord and Moto G 5G Plus come with this chip. So, how big of an improvement is this new 7 series processor over its predecessor? Let’s find out in this article.
Snapdragon 775G Performance
So the 7 series Snapdragon processors are no slouch for sure. Companies are now opening up to using these premium mid-range processors so that they can give their customers a better value for their money. Qualcomm was quick to realize the rising popularity of the 7 series Snapdragon processors and is, therefore, planning to soon launch a successor to the Snapdragon 765G. As per the reports so far, we can assume that this will be called the Snapdragon 775G.
Now the name for this processor is not certain as so far all we have are indeed leaks. But as per the numbers, the new Snapdragon 7 series processor will get a 40% performance boost and 50% GPU boost as compared to the older Snapdragon 765G. This surely seems like quite a big improvement for a single generation upgrade.
Besides these speculated numbers, nothing much about the hardware of this new processor is known. However, as per leaks, we do have information about a couple of devices that are rumoured to come with this new Snapdragon 775G processor.
Upcoming Phones with Snapdragon 775G SoC
A couple of Xiaomi devices are expected to house the new Snapdragon 775G processor.
Xiaomi Mi CC10:
The successor to the Xiaomi CC9, the CC10 will also cater to the people looking for flagship camera performance at a not so flagship price. So far only information about the optics and the processor of this upcoming device has been leaked. According to the reports, we will get the new Samsung 108MP HM2 sensor, which will be an improvement over the previous HM1 sensor found on the likes of CC9 and Mi 10 series. As for the processor, leak suggests the presence of the upcoming mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 775G. Now, the Qualcomm’s 775G has not even gone official, so take this leak with a grain of salt. If it comes out to be true, then the Mi CC10 will be one of the first devices to house the new 775G chipset.
Xiaomi is not going to sit quietly after the success of the Redmi K20 and Redmi K30 lineup. Before the end of this year, they are planning to launch the Redmi K40 and the regular K40 model is reported to come with the new Snapdragon 775G. Apart from that, it will have a 120Hz FHD+ LCD and 4,500 mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging to power it all up. This will be the entry variant of the lineup though. Nothing else is yet known about the Redmi K40.
It will be interesting to see how the market behaves after the launch of the Snapdragon 775G. Will more and more OEMs stick to the 700 series processors for their devices, like the upcoming Google Pixel 5 and bring the cost of the 5G smartphone down? Or the companies will continue pushing on ahead with the 8 series Snapdragon processors such as upcoming Snapdragon 875? We will see what happens only after this upcoming processor becomes official. Most people would be fine with the performance of the Snapdragon 775G though if the statistical performance upgrade information over the Snapdragon 765G holds.