Qualcomm has announced a new mid-range smartphone chip with the Snapdragon 782G.
The Snapdragon 782G appears to be a direct replacement for last year’s Snapdragon 778G as well as a slight refresh.
This probably explains why the chip announcement was so modest. product page Rather than announcing the chip at the glossy annual 5G Summit earlier this year, like its predecessors, it’s on its website.
So what’s new? The CPU element of the chip will have a higher clock speed, at 2.7GHz instead of Snapdragon 778G’s 2.5GHz, giving him a 5% performance boost. The GPU, on the other hand, is said to have 10% better performance than the Snapdragon 778G.
This is perhaps a subtle evolution best explained by the Snapdragon 782G’s use of the Kryo 670 CPU and Adreno 642L GPU. These are the same components as the Snapdragon 778G.
In addition to the subtle performance boost, Qualcomm claims the Snapdragon 782G will apply “Effortless AI” to photography and communications. The Snapdragon X53 5G modem enables smooth connections while also allowing you to capture from three cameras simultaneously.
Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity is mentioned, as is Quick Charge 4+ technology, which can charge the device from 0% to 50% in just 15 minutes.
Again, everything in the last two paragraphs sounds pretty much like last year’s Snapdragon 778G. Nothing massively new here.
Still, the Snapdragon 782G is almost certain to be in some of the most notable mid-range smartphones in the next year or two. The Snapdragon 778G is telephone (1), Honor 70and the Samsung Galaxy A52s.