The Snapdragon 780G is the latest addition to Qualcomm’s 7-series of chipsets. The new chipset lacks key features of the flagship Snapdragon 888 but yet delivers a big boost in performance over Snapdragon 765G which it replaces.
Qualcomm says the Snapdragon 780G delivers a 40 percent boost in performance over the 765G thanks to its Kyro 670 CPU and a 50 percent faster graphics thanks to its new Adreno 642 GPU. In terms of camera, the 780G brings a new a new functionality such as the Spectra 570 triple image signal processor (ISP) which enables smartphones to capture three photos or videos simultaneously.
The Snapdragon 780G features the sixth-gen of Qualcomm’s AI engine running on a new Hexagon 770 processor just like the flagship Snapdragon 888, which can perform 12 trillion operations per second (TOPS). This doubles that of the 765G but still falls short of the 26 TOPS delivered by the Snapdragon 888. The new 780G also features the second-generation Sensing Hub introduced by Qualcomm in the 888.
In terms of connectivity, the chipset comes with the integrated Snapdragon X53 5G modem with connection speeds up to 3.3Gbps on Sub-6 GHz 5G networks. It also supports Wi-Fi 6E which means phones powered by the chipset will have the fastest Wi-Fi speeds the latest Bluetooth 5.2.
The first phones to be powered by the Snapdragon 780G will be out in Q2 2021.