Qualcomm attended its annual 5G summit today to unveil its latest high-end mobile chip – the Snapdragon 778G 5G. Qualcomm calls the chipset “Ultimate Multimedia Triple Threat”, which features state-of-the-art mobile gaming with advanced AI, as well as new photo and video capabilities.
The Snapdragon 778G packs a Hexagon 770 processor with Qualcomm’s 6th General Artificial Intelligence (AI) engine, allowing the chip to perform up to 12 tops, doubling the performance of its predecessor. It allows AI improvements in phone and video calls with features including AI-based noise suppression and improved AI-based camera experiences.
The platform features a Qualcomm Spectra 570L triple ISP, which allows it to capture up to three photos or videos simultaneously with a single button. This means that users can capture wide, ultra-wide and zoom lenses on their phones at the same time and merge them into one high-quality video.
The camera supports 4K, HDR10 + video recording in over a billion colors as well as computational HDR capturing, drastically improving the color, contrast, and detail in your video.
The 778G also promises major upgrades for gamers, who can expect a claimed 40% performance uplift in both CPU and GPU compared to the Snapdragon 768G.
The platform includes two new gaming features – Variable Rate Shading (VRS) and Qualcomm Game Quick Touch. VRS allows developers to prioritize shading over visuals, while loosening up on visual quality for less important objects, such as the road as your speed past in a motorsport car.
This technology reduces GPU workloads and reduces power consumption, while the game QuickTouch reduces touch latency by 20%.
Finally, Snapdragon supports 778G mmWave and Sub-6 5G as well as multi-gigabit Wi-Fi 6 speed and Bluetooth 5.2.
“The Snapdragon 778G was developed by global OEMs to meet the growing demand for more platform options in higher tiers,” said Kedar Kondap, Qualcomm’s vice president of product management.
“Snapdragon 778G brings many of the latest premium technologies and features to the higher level to help make the next generation of experiences more widely accessible”.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G Availability – Which phone will have a chip?
The first device powered by the 778G 5G is expected to be launched in the second quarter of 2021.
Upcoming devices include “high-end smartphones” from Honor, iQOO, Motorola, Oppo, Realme and Xiaomi.
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