Qualcomm has announced the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G mobile platform, a solution that follows the Snapdragon 765G platform, introduced at the end of last year and with which it shares most of the technical specifications, with the exception of frequencies. Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G, in fact, is faster than the SoC already in circulation with higher maximum frequencies for CPU and GPU. This could make it more suitable for medium-high end gaming-phones or a cheaper and more energy-efficient option than the Snapdragon 865 for high-end terminals.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G is designed to increase performance and ensure an intelligent and immersive gaming experience thanks to the integration of even more stable 5G connectivity, sophisticated integrated AI technology and selected Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming features.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G
“We have the privilege of being in a unique position in the market to accelerate the commercialization of the 5G and Snapdragon 768G is an example of how we are continuing to expand the offer of our solutions to meet the ever new and growing needs of OEMs,” said Kedar Kondap, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Our ever-changing portfolio has the potential to make 5G accessible to billions of smartphone users around the world.”
Like the Snapdragon 765G, the new Snapdragon 768G is an octa-core with Adreno 620 graphics, DSP Hexagon 696, ISP Spectra 355, integrated Snapdragon X52 5G modem and support for devices with (up to) 12GB of LPDDR4X-2133 RAM, 129MP, display up to 120Hz and HDR support up to 10bit. As already mentioned, the differences are substantially reduced at the highest frequencies available for each chip:
Snapdragon 768G Snapdragon 765G Snapdragon 765
1 ARM ARM Cortex-A76 2.8GHz 2.4GHz 2.3GHz
1 core ARM Cortex-A76 2.4GHz 2.2GHz 2.2GHz
6 core ARM Cortex-A55 1.8GHz 1.8GHz 1.8GHz
Adreno 620 GPU 15% faster than Snapdragon 765G 10% faster than Snapdragon 765 20% faster than the “previous generation”
Since the new processor is pin-to-pin compatible with the Snapdragon 765 series chips, manufacturers who have already developed devices for this chip could upgrade them without much difficulty. Xiaomi, in fact, has already presented the first smartphone with Snapdragon 768G, the new Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition with 120Hz display, 64MP camera, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.