Almost every month now Qualcomm is coming up with new mobile processors. The one they have recently released is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G, which is like the toned version of the Snapdragon 780G. Much like the Snapdragon 780G, the 778G brings in some features that were previously exclusive only to the Snapdragon 800 series smartphones. Now the question is which devices will use this new processor? Let’s find out the handset names as well as some key features of the latest 700 series 5G chipset.
Here is the list of Snapdragon 778G powered phones
- Samsung Galaxy M52
- Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
- iQOO Z5
- Huawei Nova 9
- Huawei Nova 9 Pro
- Samsung Galaxy A52s
- Motorola Edge (2021)
- Motorola Edge 20
- Realme GT Master Edition
- Honor 50
- Honor 50 Pro
- Realme Q3s
- Oppo K9s
- Vivo T1
- Xiaomi Civi
Samsung Galaxy M52 5G is now official with Snapdragon 778G SoC, 6.7-inch 120Hz FullHD+ Infinity-O Super AMOLED panel, and 64MP triple rear Cameras. The M52 5G 6GB+128GB variant is priced at Rs 29,999 in India.
iQOO Z5 has been unveiled as the successor to the iQOO Z3 5G that debuted in March in China. The specs include a 120Hz display, a more powerful Snapdragon 7-series SoC, a 5,000mAh battery, and a 64MP triple camera.
Huawei Nova 9 series is now official with two 32MP selfie cameras, Snapdragon 778G (4G) chipset, and 100W fast charging support. The Nova 9 lineup is focused on providing the best-in-class camera performance.
Galaxy A52s 5G is the company’s latest A-series handset which is almost identical to the Galaxy A52, except for the SoC i.e 778G. The specs include 64MP primary camera, a 120Hz AMOLED screen, and a 4500 mAh battery.
A trio of new Motorola handsets with the Edge 20 Pro, Edge 20 and Edge 20 Lite has arrived in the market. The vanilla Edge 20 is powered by Snapdragon 778G chipset. It features the 144Hz OLED panel and 108MP main shooter. In addition, Motorola Edge 2021 has arrived in the North American market with the Snapdragon 778G SoC, a 144Hz LCD display, and a 5000 mAh battery.
Japanese industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa has partnered with Realme and introduced Realme GT Master Edition and GT Master Exploration Edition. The GT Master Edition comes with 778G SoC.
Honor has announced its latest Honor 50 series in China that includes Honor 50, 50 Pro and 50 SE. Both Honor 50 and 50 Pro arrives with Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G SoC (Antutu Score). Honor 50 features a 120Hz 6.57-inch OLED curved screen with a single punch-hole design while the Honor 50 Pro sports a 120Hz 6.72-inch screen with a dual punch-hole design. The company has confirmed the Honor 50 series will also arrive in the global market soon.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G Chipset features
Coming to the specs of the Snapdragon 778G processor, we get one Cortex A78-based Kryo 670 Prime core clocked at 2.4 GHz, three Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz, and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.95 GHz. The Snapdragon processors that have G with their model numbers are processors that are geared towards mobile gaming. They support Snapdragon’s Elite Gaming suit. In the Snapdragon 778G, we get the Adreno 642L as the GPU. It allows support for Vulkan 1.1, OpenGL 3S 3.1, OpenCL 2.0 FP, HDR10+, and HDR10. There is also support for a 144Hz high refresh rate for Full HD resolution displays, 10-bit colours, and Rec2020 colour gamut.
As the AI engine inside the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G, we have the Hexagon 770 DSP that promises 12 TOPs of combined AI performance. For handling the optics, we have the triple Spectra 570 ISP that supports a 192MP single camera feed with shutter lag, and a 25MP triple camera feed. This is a 5G capable device as it houses the Snapdragon X53 5G modem-RF system, that can hit peak download speeds of upto 3.3Gbps. We see support for both mmWave and sub-6 GHz 5G spectrums. Wireless connectivity features support include support for Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, and dual-frequency GPS. And wireless connectivity feature support includes USB 3.1 and USB-C.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G also has support for Quick Charge 5 technology. So if a smartphone manufacturer decides to implement upto 100W fast charging on a smartphone that has the Snapdragon 778G inside it, it is possible for the end consumer to experience it. But it is solely dependent on the manufacturer whether or not they want to use such a piece of technology with a mid-range smartphone.