Snapdragon 780G Brings New Features to Qualcomm's 7 Series
Mar 25, 2021, 9:00 AM by Rich Brome @rbrome
updated Mar 25, 2021, 9:46 AM
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 780G, the company's newest high-end SoC (system-on-chip) designed to power "affordable flagship" 5G phones starting mid-2021. The 780G brings several new features to the 7 series for the first time, including triple ISP, which lets a phone capture images up to 25 megapixel from three separate cameras simultaneously, with zero shutter lag. The chip also supports camera sensors up to 192 megapixel. The 780G includes Qualcomm's FastConnect 6900 subsystem, another first for the 7 series. This means support for Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth LE Audio features like one-to-many broadcast, and Snapdragon Sound. The chip has a Hexagon 770 AI processor offering 12 TOPs AI performance, a 2x improvement over its predecessor, the 768G. The 780G includes an integrated X53 5G modem, which is similar to the X52 found in other 5G 7 series chips. The chip is made using a cutting-edge 5nm manufacturing process for maximum power efficiency. The "G" in the model name is for gaming, and the 780G offers a number of key gaming features, including support for display refresh up to 144 Hz, updateable GPU drivers, and 10-bit HDR gaming.
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