Qualcomm Snapdragon 780 5G brings highend gaming to affordable smartphones

It supports supports Wi-Fi 6 and 10-bit HDR gaming

Qualcomm Snapdragon 780 5G brings highend gaming to affordable smartphones 1

Qualcomm is introducing its first 5G 7-series platform for the year, the Snapdragon 780 5G. And as with all 7-series platforms, the Snapdragon 780 5G brings current-gen flagship features at a more affordable price point. Boasting of powerful AI, improved camera capture, industry-leading connectivity features, and more, Qualcomm has dubbed the 780 5G as a content-creating powerhouse.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7820G now offers a triple image signal processor through the Qualcomm Spectra 570, a first for the 7-series platform. The tech allows simultaneous capture of all three cameras to produce a high-quality photo. It’s also built with a new low-light architecture that assures users of professional-quality photos even in darker environments.

Another big part of content creation is audio. Equipped with the 6th generation Qualcomm AI Engine with a Hexagon 770 processor, performance could reach up to 12 TOPs AI performance — double that of the previous generation. Video and voice calls can experience crystal clear audio thanks to a handful of AI features that make voices sound even better. Some of these features are AI-based noise suppression and better AI-based voice assistant interactions. Additionally, a second-generation Qualcomm Sensing Hub offers a low-power AI processor for audio processing.

With faster speeds and stable connections becoming a need for the general public, Qualcomm addresses this by offering the Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 Mobile Connectivity System — another first for the 7-series. With this, the 780G 5G will be capable of supporting Wi-Fi 6 with peak speeds of up to 3.6Gbps. Introducing another first on the 7-series, the Snapdragon 780 5G adds Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound technology.

Gaming performance also receives features that deliver desktop-level capabilities including updateable GPU drivers, ultra-smooth gaming, True 10-bit HDR gaming, and more. Select Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite gaming features will also be available.

Qualcomm says that devices powered by the Snapdragon 780G should be available sometime in the second quarter of 2021.

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