Qualcomm has announced a new 5G chipset under the 700 series named “Snapdragon 778 5G”. This new SoC is based on a 6nm process and is to be more potent variant of the Snapdragon 780 5G chipset. According to a reliable tipster from China, the first phone that might feature this midrange SoC is the Honor 50. Honor has recently split off from Huawei and can enjoy Google services once again.
The Snapdragon 778 5G chipset (model name: SM7325) is an octa-core chipset featuring a custom-made 2.4GHz Kryo 670 CPU. For the GPU, it is powered by the Adreno 642L GPU. This GPU brings support for Vulkan 1.1, OpenGL 3S 3.1, OpenCL 2.0 FP, HDR10+ and HDR10
The chipset supports up to FHD+ resolution and up to 144Hz refresh rate. For the colour bitrate, the chipset supports up to 10-bit colour depth and Rec2020 colour gamut. For its AI engine, the chipset is equipped with a 6th-gen with Hexagon 770 processor that records a 12 TOPS performance. For gaming, the chipset also includes Qualcomm’s Elite Gaming enhancement.
For photography, the chipset can support up to 192MP (single camera) of resolution, triple 14-bit spectra 570 ISP, 36MP + 22MP dual camera system, and up to 22mp triple camera system. In addition, the chipset supports 10-bit HDR HEIF/HEIC photo capture for more vivid and accurate colours, AI-based autofocus, multi-frame noise reduction, up to 720p@240fps slow-mo capture, HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG
As mentioned earlier, this chipset is 5G-enabled, so it has Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon X53 5G modem that could deliver up to 3.3Gbps download speeds. It also supports up to 400Mhz of bandwidth and sub-6 GHz (100Mhz bandwidth). The chipset also supports up to Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, dual-frequency GPS, USB 3.1, and USB-C.
It also has security features seen on other Snapdragon 700 series chipsets, which are the Qualcomm 3D Sonic and 3D Sonic Max fingerprint scanners for fast and accurate scanning. In addition to the fingerprint identification, it also supports other biometric security measures like facial scanning, iris and voice.
Finally, there comes the Quick Charge support. Unlike its predecessor, the Snapdragon 780G chipset which supports Quick Charge 4+ fast charging, the Snapdragon 778G supports Quick Charge 5, which is a lot faster.