German insider Roland Quandt got hold of Qualcomm’s official press release detailing the specs of the new top-of-the-line 700-series processor.
The processor is called the Snapdragon 780G 5G (the successor to the Snapdragon 765G). Like the flagship SoC Snapdragon 888, it is built in Samsung factories using 5nm technology. The press release says the chip has a dual-cluster core layout. It has two high-performance Cortex-A78 cores with a maximum clock speed of 2.4 GHz and six regular Cortex-A55 cores with a frequency of 1.8 GHz. For the graphics in the Snapdragon 780G, the Adreno 642 video accelerator with updated drivers is responsible. It boasts support for 10-bit HDR gaming.
Snapdragon 780G also received a new Spectra 570 ISP module, which can simultaneously shoot from three modules. That is, devices based on this SoC will be able to record video immediately from the main, wide-angle and zoom lenses. In addition, the Spectra 570 sensor has improved algorithms for processing photos in low light conditions.
The Snapdragon 780G will ship with an integrated 5G Snapdragon X53 modem, the new Hexagon 770 AI engine, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2 and Snapdragon Sound technology that improves sound quality.
The official release of Snapdragon 780G 5G should take place today. The first chip, according to rumors, will receive the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G smartphone.