Qualcomm just launched its Snapdragon 780G 5G processor, which might not sound that exciting, but could give a serious boost to more affordable Android smartphones slated to hit the market this year. The 7 series chipsets already power many popular mid-range phones, and this trend is likely to continue with the latest model.
These lower-priced phones should benefit from numerous performance gains, including faster processing speeds and improved camera features, when equipped with the 780G. In fact, Qualcomm claims that its 780G is the first in the 7-series platform to incorporate a triple image signal processor.
As you may know, most new phones now come with at least three cameras on the back (usually a combination of main, ultra-wide, telephoto, or macro cameras, depending on the manufacturer), and triple image signal processing technology enables pictures can be recorded with all three lenses at the same time.
According to Qualcomm, the function delivers three different images that were taken with zoom, wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle lenses at the same time. This gives users more choices after a single press of the trigger.
This technology has been available in Qualcomm’s most expensive chipsets for a while, but those who avoid coughing up more than $ 1,000 on a new phone will have missed it.
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Thanks to a new architecture, the Snapdragon 780G 5G should also improve the camera quality for night shots in poor lighting conditions. Users can also record HDR10 + 4K video to capture over a billion shades of color.
Aside from the camera’s boost, there is also good news for gamers as this new chipset is designed for the most memory-hungry titles. The Snapdragon 780G should offer desktop-level features including upgradeable GPU drivers, ultra-smooth gaming, and true 10-bit HDR gaming, according to Qualcomm.
Finally, you shouldn’t have any problems downloading files and streaming content to the screen. This is because the Snapdragon 780G also has an optimized Snapdragon X535G modem RF system with maximum download speeds of 3.3 Gbps.
This platform also includes the premium audio features Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth found on Qualcomm’s leading Snapdragon 888 chip.
“Since the Snapdragon 7-series was launched three years ago, more than 350 devices based on 7-series mobile platforms have been introduced. Today we are continuing that momentum by introducing the Snapdragon 780G 5G mobile platform, “said Kedar Kondap, vice president of product management.” The Snapdragon 780G is designed to bring more sought-after premium experiences to more users around the world. “
When will the first 780G 5G phones be in stores? According to Qualcomm, the first commercial devices based on Snapdragon 780G are expected to be available in the second quarter of 2021. Hence, you should be able to pick up a 780G equipped phone this summer.