Qualcomm: Snapdragon 782G succeeds the 778G+ with higher clock speeds

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Qualcomm follows suit in the upper middle class with the Snapdragon 782G and thus inherits the Snapdragon 778G+, which is used in smartphones such as the Nothing Phone (1) (test). There is a little more performance with a higher clocked CPU and a faster GPU. The other key technical data are the same as the predecessor.

Qualcomm added the Snapdragon 782G to the portfolio without much fanfare. In view of the small changes, the company has saved itself from a press release or other announcement, instead there is only a new product page.

CPU may clock at 2.7 GHz

Qualcomm promises the same functions of the Snapdragon 778G and 778G+ for the chip, but the revised Kryo CPU now reaches a peak of up to 2.7 GHz. This adjustment corresponds to an increase of 300 MHz or 200 MHz compared to the direct predecessors and only refers to the Prime core based on the Cortex-A78. The three other Cortex-A78 remain at 2.2 GHz and the efficiency cluster comes with the well-known 4 × 1.9 GHz. The CPU performance should benefit from this measure with a gain of 5 percent. The memory interface remains with two channels for LPDDR5-6400 and a maximum of 16 GB.

GPU delivers 10 percent more performance

The Adreno 642L GPU, which has the same name in the Snapdragon 778G and 778G+, is said to achieve 10 percent more performance. As before, screens with a resolution of up to Full HD Plus can be controlled at a maximum of 144 Hz.

allegedly new image processor

Qualcomm also counts photos with up to 200 MP for single shots among the new features, but this feature can already be found on closer inspection in the data sheets of the two predecessors. This is hardly surprising given the Spectra 570L image processor that is being used again. As before, the triple ISP processes up to 2 gigapixels per second and can control three cameras with 22 MP with zero shutter lag at 30 FPS in burst mode. It is 36 MP + 22 MP in dual camera mode and 64 MP in single camera mode. Without zero shutter lag, individual photos are then possible with the advertised 200 MP.

The Snapdragon 782G offers the same 5G connectivity with the Snapdragon X53 modem with up to 3.7 Gbit/s in the downlink and 1.6 Gbit/s in the uplink. The FastConnect 6700, which is designed for Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2, can be connected to the chip.

Production in TSMC N6

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The new processor runs internally under the model number SM7325-AF and is manufactured using the 6 nm process, which is likely to be the TSMC N6 as before. The Snapdragon 782G thus only corresponds to a better binning of the previous chips.