It is the first 700-series SOC built on the 5nm process!
At the beginning of this month, we got to know the specifications of an upcoming Snapdragon chip bearing the model number SM7350. The leaked specs revealed that it would be a 5nm chip featuring the Kryo 600 series CPU. Well, today, Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 780G, its most powerful 700-series chip so far, and it is most likely the chipset, the details of which leaked a few weeks ago. The main USP of this new SOC is that it is built on the 5nm process, something that is first for the Snapdragon 700-series SOC. On top of that, it has a powerful Kryo 670 CPU and compared to the Kryo 475 CPU of Snapdragon 768G, it seems like there is a massive upgrade in the CPU performance.
Qualcomm says that the Kryo 670 CPU of the Snapdragon 780G is up to 40% better than the previous generation, which clearly shows that there is a huge performance boost. The high-performance CPU cores are clocked at up to 2.4GHz. Another big upgrade comes in the form of an Image Signal Processor or ISP. Snapdragon 780G has the Triple Spectra 570 ISP, which means the chip can simultaneously process images from three cameras. This is a huge step up from the Spectra 355 ISP of Snapdragon 768/768G. There is support for HDR10+ video capturing, and it is also the first 700-series SOC that supports up to a 144Hz FHD+ display.
The Hexagon 770 processor can deliver up to 12 TOPs AI performance which, compared to that of Snapdragon 768 (5.4 TOPs), is more than double!
It is a 5G SOC, thanks to the integrated X53 5G modem, but unlike the previous leaks, there is support for only Sub-6GHz 5G and not mmWave. Some other features include WiFi 6E, Quick Charge 4+, Bluetooth 5.2, Adreno 642 GPU, Single 84MP camera support with ZSL, up to 16GB LPDDR4 RAM support, and more.
Qualcomm said that we can expect phones powered by Snapdragon 780G to launch in the 2nd Quarter of this year.