Qualcomm Snapdragon 782G Mobile Platform launched for mid-range smartphones
Snapdragon 782G, effectively an overclocked version of last year’s Snadpragon 778G +, was quietly unveiled by Qualcomm and will likely be featured in a large number of premium mid-range devices in the next months.
The Snapdragon 778G is expected to offer a performance boost of 5-10% over its predecessor, the Snapdragon 778G +, thanks to its 6-nanometer design and eight Kryo 670 cores running at up to 2.7 GHz (compared to the maximum 2.5 GHz in the Snapdragon 778G +).
Recently, Qualcomm rebranded its CPUs under simpler names like Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, however the digits remained in the names of the spiritual successor of the Snapdragon 778G+, the new processor being called Snapdragon 782G.
Qualcomm predicts a 5% increase in CPU performance and a 10% increase in GPU performance with the new Snapdragon 782G compared to its predecessor.
With a maximum frequency of 2.7 GHz, the Kryo 670’s main core (based on a Cortex-A78) is 200 MHz faster than that of the Snapdragon 780G +, providing the improvement.
Complementing this primary core are three Kryo 670 Gold (also Cortex A78) at up to 2.2 GHz and four Kryo 670 Silver (Cortex A55) at up to 1.9 GHz.
The Adreno 642L is the GPU, while the in-house Hexagon AI chip sets the tone.
The Snapdragon 782G has compatibility for Quick Charge 4+ rapid charging, 5G connection, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, Full HD+ screens at 144 Hz, and cameras with up to 200 megapixels.
The first smartphone to have this processor is Honor 80 5G launched recently, and we can expect more smartphones to be equipped with this processor in the days ahead.