The Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G kicked off the chipmaker’s 5G Snapdragon summit on Wednesday. Located between the Snapdragon 750G and the Snapdragon 780G, the new chip system (SoC) is designed to provide an enhanced multimedia experience using an entirely new configuration. The Snapdragon 778G SoC also comes as a successor to the Snapdragon 768G, which debuted in May last year. The new proposal is based on 6-nm technology, which can bring significant improvements in processing and energy efficiency compared to the Snapdragon 768G SoC. Qualcomm claims that the Snapdragon 778G is able to provide twice the performance of artificial intelligence (AI) than its predecessor.
The Snapdragon 778G SoC will be available in the second quarter of 2021, Qualcomm said in a press release. The new chip will power high-end smartphones from companies, including Honor,, iQoo,, Motorola,, Oppo,, Realme, and Xiaomi. While other smartphone makers have yet to reveal their plans, Honor has confirmed that the Snapdragon 778G will be available in the Honor 50 series.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G specifications
Qualcomm has offered the Kryo 670 processor on the Snapdragon 778G SoC, which is designed to offer up to 40% better performance than the Kryo 475 processor available on the Snapdragon 768G. The chip also includes the Adreno 642L graphics processor, which is also estimated to deliver up to 40 percent faster graphics than its predecessor. In addition to the new processor and graphics processor, the Snapdragon 778G has a low-power Hexagon 770 processor and a second-generation Qualcomm Sensing Hub to provide a next-generation AI experience.
The Snapdragon 778G also includes a Qualcomm Spectra 570L triple-image signal processor (ISP), which is capable of capturing triple-image images with a resolution of up to 22 megapixels at a time. The triple ISP also supports wide, ultra-wide and scalable cameras, and offers 4K HDR10 + video recording.
In terms of connectivity, the Snapdragon 778G has an integrated Snapdragon X53 5G modem that supports mmWave and sub-6 5G networks. There is also a Qualcomm FastConnect 6700 Connectivity System, which supports multi-gigabit class Wi-Fi 6 speeds up to 2.9 Gbps. The chip can support Wi-Fi 6 / 6E, 5G and Bluetooth v5.2. It is also claimed to offer low latency connectivity. There is GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS and NavIC support for location services.
For mobile gamers, the Snapdragon 778G supports the Qualcomm Game Quick Touch, which is advertised to provide up to 20 percent faster touch response latency input than its predecessor. The chip has other Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming features, including Variable Rate Shading.
Snapdragon 778G has LPDDR5 RAM support for frequencies up to 3200MHz and capacity up to 16GB. It also supports Full-HD + displays with a refresh rate of up to 144Hz – along with HDR10 and HDR10 + support. Smartphone vendors can also offer up to 4K displays with a refresh rate of 60Hz.
Qualcomm also offers its Quick Charge 4+ technology for a faster charging experience. The chip also includes support for USB version 3.1 with USB Type-C interface.