Qualcomm today announced its latest chipset for the mobile market, the Snapdragon 768G 5G. The chipset is a follow-up to the semiconductor maker’s Snapdragon 765G that announced last year in Hawaii.
The Snapdragon 768G 5G is a part of the brand’s mobile gaming chipset series and comes with several of the latest features that is warranted a mobile processor. Like the 765 and 765G, the 768G is based on 7nm die lithography and a hexacore of Kryo 475 CPUs. Running at a maximum clockspeed of 2.8GHz. It’s also still using an Adreno 620 GPU, but unlike its predecessor, Qualcomm has managed to bump up the performance on the new SoC by 15%.
That same performance boost is also applied to the onboard Qualcomm AI Engine. What this essentially means is that the chipset is more efficient in managing power while gaming, which in turn enables it to conserve battery power and be more efficient. Beyond these points, everything else on the 768G 5G looks more or less the same as its predecessor. It still gets the same Snapdragon X52 modem that supports 5G connectivity on both the mmWave and sub-6GHz wavelength. As well as standalone and non-standalone 5G networks.
It is difficult to understand that the new Snapdragon 765G launched not long ago, even the smartphones equipped with this processor today are very few. But Qualcomm rushed to launch an upgraded version that improves performance. Obviously, manufacturers will have no reason to choose Snapdragon 765 or 765G, if there is a better choice.
That also means that some mid-range Android smartphones launched around the beginning of this year will suffer, such as Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G. According to the schedule, we may see mid-range Android smartphones equipped with Snapdragon 768G in the second half of this year.