After recently announcing the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform at its annual summit, Qualcomm has now silently introduced the new Snapdragon 782G mobile platform. The SoC is a successor to the Snapdragon 778G+ chipset and comes with a few upgrades, improved AI, and more.
Snapdragon 782G Mobile Platform: Details
The Snapdragon 782G is based on the 6nm Kryo 670 CPU. The octa-core structure has clock speeds of up to 2.7GHz, up from the 2.5GHz speed of the Snapdragon 778G+. It is said to show a 5% improved performance. The Adreno 642L GPU (same as its predecessor) can ensure up to 10% improved GPU performance.
The SoC comes with triple Qualcomm Spectra ISP with support for shots with three cameras of 22MP simultaneously, up to 200MP primary camera, 10-bit color depth, action photos with 120fps, and HDR10+. It also includes the Qualcomm AI Engine with Qualcomm Hexagon Processor, along with the Qualcomm Sensing Hub for context-based audio analytics.
Connectivity-wise, the Snapdragon 782G supports both mmWave and Sub-6 GHz 5G bands, FastConnect 6700 with Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth version 5.2. There’s support for Snapdragon Elite Gaming for enhanced gaming experiences. The spec sheet includes support for Snapdragon Sound, Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec, and Snapdragon X53 5G Modem-RF System.
It also comes with support for GLONASS, NavIC, Beidou, GPS, QZSS, and Galileo. The chipset also gets support for NFC. For the display, phones with the Snapdragon 782G SoC can support a 4K resolution with a 60Hz refresh rate and Full HD+ resolution with a 144Hz refresh rate.
Additional details include support for LPDDR5 RAM, USB-C, Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor for fingerprint scanning, and more. Plus, the Snapdragon 782G comes with Quick Charge 4+, which is claimed to provide a charge of 50% in about 15 minutes. The tech also promises extended battery life.
Snapdragon 782G Mobile Platform: Availability
Qualcomm hasn’t revealed the timeline for the official release of the Snapdragon 782G chipset but this could happen soon. We expect the Honor 80, which will launch today, to get it.
Qualcomm Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1, W5 Gen 1 Wearable Platforms
Qualcomm has announced the new Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 and the W5 Gen 1 wearable platforms, which succeed the Snapdragon Wear 4100+ platform introduced in 2020. The latest wearable platforms aim to provide users with extended battery life, better performance, and sleeker designs. Here are the details to know.
Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1, W5 Gen 1 Platforms: Details
The new Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 and the W5 Gen 1 platforms are based on the 4nm process tech and are expected to provide two times higher performance, two times richer features, 50% longer battery life, and support for a 30% smaller design. The platforms are integrated with a 22nm always-on co-processor (only for the W5+ Gen 1).
The new Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 platforms come with support for “immersive interactive experiences” like 3D watch faces, 3D map navigation, 2-way video calling, smart device control, real-time image recognition, and more.
Technical details include a CPU structure of 4 x A53 cores and 1 x M55 core, 1GHz A702 GPU, LPDDR4 RAM, and U55 machine learning bits. Additionally, there’s support for the new ultra-low-power Bluetooth version 5.3 and low-power states such as Deep Sleep and Hibernate.
There’s a collaboration with Google for improved WearOS too. Google’s Bjorn Kilburn, GM and Senior Director of Wear OS said, “With the Snapdragon W5+ platform, we’re excited for what’s possible in bringing new levels of performance, capability, and battery life to Wear OS smartwatches.“
The Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 and the W5 Gen 1 platforms will make their way into Oppo and Mobvoi smartwatches. Oppo has confirmed that it will launch the Oppo Watch 3 with the Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 in August. Mobvoi will launch a TicWatch with the Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 this fall.