Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G chipset will put premium features in midrange phones

Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 778G 5G, a new 700-series chipset for mobile devices. It will be available in premium midrange phones from Motorola, Xiaomi, Realme, Honor, Oppo, and iQOO in the coming months, bringing some video capture and AI capabilities borrowed from the Snapdragon 888, the current chipset of choice for flagship Android phones.

Today, the company also made a couple of other announcements aimed at getting 5G connectivity into more tech.

The Snapdragon 778G has three image-signal processors, or ISPs, which Qualcomm advertised in its flagship 888 chipset and is also available in the higher-end 780G. This allows you to capture photos and video from three different cameras at the same time.

During recording, you can easily switch between video feeds from different cameras, just like Samsung’s director view on the Snapdragon 888-powered S21 series.

For better HDR video recording, the processor also supports cameras with staggered HDR sensors, such as the 50-megapixel chip in the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra.

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The 778G also includes some enhancements for more GPU-efficient mobile gaming, as well as better noise suppression and video call camera experiences. Both mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G, as well as Wi-Fi 6, are supported.

Qualcomm is also making M.2 reference designs available to current OEM customers of its X65 and X62 5G modems in the spirit of “more 5G in more places.”

This makes it easier for manufacturers of laptops, desktop computers, gaming systems, and IoT devices to incorporate 5G connectivity into their products. Qualcomm is also introducing a new X65 5G modem, which the company claims is more energy efficient and supports a wider range of mmWave frequencies. According to the company, it will begin appearing in commercial mobile devices later this year.

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