Qualcomm is adding another 7-series processor to its lineup. In general, the 7-series has proved a way to get closer to the performance of the flagship 8-series, with some features, but at a much lower cost. The latest in the series is called the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G.
The Snapdragon 778G actually has some features that have so far been limited to flagship-level platforms such as the Snapdragon 888. In particular, it has a Qualcomm Spectra 570L image signal processor, which is a triple ISP. This means that the chipset can process up to three videos simultaneously – so you can theoretically capture video at the same time from a front-facing camera and two rear-facing cameras, as long as manufacturers enable that feature .
“Snapdragon 778G was developed to meet growing demand globally” [manufacturers] For more platform options in higher tiers, “said Kedar Kondap, vice president of product management at Qualcomm.” Snapdragon 778G brings many of the latest premium technologies and features to higher tiers to make the next generation of experiences more widely accessible . “
When it comes to performance, the Snapdragon 778G probably won’t match the 8-series options, but it will be more powerful than adequate for most uses. The chipset includes a Kryo 670 CPU which Qualcomm says provides 40% better performance than the previous generation Snapdragon 768G.
Other features include Qualcomm’s 6th generation AI engine and second generation Qualcomm sensing hub, which ensures that you get solid AI performance from phones powered by chipsets. And, as you’d expect from a new platform in 2021, the Snapdragon 778G supports the 5G, and features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X53 modem that supports both mmWave and sub-6 networks. The Snapdragon 778G also offers 20% faster input response, which can be useful for gamers. It also supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4+.
We may also start seeing devices with Snapdragon 778G relatively soon. According to Qualcomm, the new platformed devices will start shipping in the second quarter of 2021. Not only this, Honor, Realme, Motorola, Oppo and Xiaomi have all said that they will ship the device with the new platform. It is unlikely that all those companies will release phones with chipsets in the second quarter, but we should see phones releasing next year or later.