Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 768G mobile platform, an overclocked Snapdragon 765G
At the Snapdragon Tech Summit in December last year, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 765 and Snapdragon 765G chipsets, alongside its flagship Snapdragon 865 SoC. The premium mid-range chips were manufactured on a 7nm EUV process from Samsung and were the first SoCs from the company to feature an integrated 5G modem (the Snapdragon X52). Much like the Snapdragon 730G from last year, the Snapdragon 765G was a gaming variant of the Snapdragon 765, featuring a slightly overclocked “prime” CPU code (@2.4GHz vs. 2.3GHz), a marginally overclocked GPU (15% speed binned Adreno 620), and support for some of the company’s Snapdragon Elite gaming features. Now, in a bid to offer even better performance in the mid-range segment, Qualcomm has announced the new Snapdragon 768G chipset.
The Snapdragon 768G is a direct successor to the Snapdragon 765G from last year and features the same architecture with some major performance improvements. Due to the fact that it’s based on the same architecture, the Snapdragon 768G is both pin and software compatible with the Snapdragon 765 and 765G, meaning that OEMs will be able to easily swap out the older chips in existing models with the new chip for a significant performance bump. Compared to the Snapdragon 765G, the new Snapdragon 768G offers the following improvements:
- The Kryo 475 CPU “Prime: core has been overclocked to 2.8GHz (up from 2.4GHz)
- The Adreno 620 GPU offers a 15% performance increase
- Support for Adreno Updateable GPU Drivers
- Support for Bluetooth version 5.2 (vs. Bluetooth 5.0 on the older chips)
We first heard about the new SoC earlier this month in a teaser for Xiaomi’s upcoming Redmi K30 5G “Speed Edition” and we can now confirm that it will be the first commercial device based on the new Snapdragon 768G mobile platform. The device is expected to feature support for dual-mode 5G (SA/NSA), a 120Hz high refresh rate display, and up to a 64MP primary camera.
In a press release regarding the Snapdragon 768G launch, Qualcomm also revealed that more than 375 5G devices have been announced or are in development with the company’s 5G mobile platforms. Out of these, more than 280 devices are based on Qualcomm’s second-generation 5G solutions, including the Snapdragon 765, Snapdragon 768G, and Snapdragon 865.