The Qualcomm 7-Series has offered near-dominant level of performance at a much lower price, and has been used in devices such as the Pixel 5, Motorola One 5G Ace, and more. Now, Qualcomm is launching its most powerful 7-series chip yet – Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G.
The new mobile platform offers some features that you can only currently get on a Snapdragon 888. In particular, it has a Spectra 570 triple ISP, which basically means users can capture video from three cameras simultaneously. In other words, you could take a photo at the same time with zoom, wide, and ultrawide cameras. Or you can capture video from all three cameras, allowing you to edit videos on the fly.
In addition to the triple ISP, the Snapdragon 780G also offers Qualcomm’s 6-generation AI engine, which is twice as powerful as its predecessor. According to Qualcomm, it helps AI to extend phone calls and video calls, as well as it should come in handy when using a voice assistant. It also offers 5G connectivity and Wi-Fi 6, plus works with 5G – although it does not appear to support high-frequency mmWave connectivity.
When it comes to performance, the Snapdragon 780G comes with a Kryo 670 CPU which Qualcomm says should provide a 40% performance boost. This should make a good candidate for phones in the $ 500- $ 700 price range.
“Since the introduction of the Snapdragon 7-Series three years ago, more than 350 devices based on the 7-Series mobile platform have been launched. Today we are continuing this momentum by introducing the Snapdragon 780G 5G mobile platform, ”said Kedar Kondap, Qualcomm’s vice president of product management in a statement. “The Snapdragon 780G was designed to bring an in-demand, premium experience to more users around the world.”
In general, the 7-series has been a hit. Rumors suggest that the price of Qualcomm’s flagship chips, the 8-Series, is rising, leaving room for a more affordable series that still offers many of the advanced features you’d expect a phone to cost $ Will be more than 500. It is possible that we will continue to see more phones with the 7-series and especially the Snapdragon 780G, considering that these days the flagship phones start at $ 800 and go well up to $ 1,000 . Qualcomm says that devices with Snapdragon 780G are expected in the second quarter of 2021, so they should be here soon.