Qualcomm continues to expand its lineup of Snapdragon mobile chipsets. This time, the addition to the mid-range 700-series is the Snapdragon 778G.
If you remember, Qualcomm released the 5nm Snapdragon 780G SoC in March, which is one step below the current top-end Snapdragon 888 platform. So the Snapdragon 778G is a lower quality version of the Snapdragon 780G. The main difference is the not so advanced technological unit. The novelty is produced according to the 6 nm process technology at TSMC facilities, while the Snapdragon 780G is produced on the Samsung 5-nm node. This means the Snapdragon 778G is more susceptible to overheating and throttling.
The Snapdragon 778G features a Kryo 670 octa-core processor, Adreno 642L GPU and Spectra 570L image processor to simultaneously capture stills and videos from wide-angle, ultra-wide, and telephoto lenses. Also, the SоС configuration includes a built-in Snapdragon X53 5G-RF modem, operating both in the bands below 6 GHz (Sub-6 GHz) and in millimetre waves (mmWave standard).
Detailed specifications of Snapdragon 778G vs. Snapdragon 768G and Snapdragon 780G
|Snapdragon 768G||Snapdragon 778G||Snapdragon 780G|
|Technical process||Samsung 7nm EUV||TSMC 6 nm||Samsung 5 nm|
|CPU (prime)||1x Kryo 475 (A76) @ 2.8 GHz||1x Kryo 670 (A78) @ 2.4 GHz||1x Kryo 670 (A78) @ 2.4 GHz|
|CPU (big)||1x Kryo 475 (A76) @ 2.4GHz||3x Kryo 670 (A78) @ 2.2 GHz||3x Kryo 670 (A78) @ 2.2 GHz|
|CPU (small)||6x Kryo 475 (A55) @ 1.8 GHz||4x Kryo 670 (A55) @ 1.9 GHz||4x Kryo 670 (A55) @ 1.9 GHz|
|GPU||Adreno 620||Adreno 642L||Adreno 642L|
|Screen||1080p + @ 120Hz||1080p + @ 144Hz||1080p + @ 144Hz|
|NPU||5.4 TOPS||12 TOPS||12 TOPS|
|5G modem (download speed)||X52, 3.7Gbps||X53, 3.3Gbps||X53, 3.3Gbps|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 6, 867 Mbps||Wi-Fi 6E, 3.6Gbps||Wi-Fi 6E, 3.6Gbps|
In the foreseeable future, Snapdragon 778G will be registered in the new mid-range smartphones Honor, iQOO, Motorola, Oppo, Realme and Xiaomi.