Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 732G and confirms it’s coming to a POCO phone

Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 732G and confirms it’s coming to a POCO phone

Update 1 (09/01/2020 @ 06:10 PM ET): POCO on Twitter confirmed that the POCO X3 NFC will feature the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G SoC. Scroll to the bottom for more information. The article as published on August 31, 2020, is preserved below.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 and 730G were announced back in April 2019. Since then, the two SoCs have been featured in a number of key mid-range devices, including the Mi Note 10 Lite, POCO X2, Realme X2, Motorola One Fusion+, and the Google Pixel 4a. Most of these devices target the comfortable mid-range segment, or in some cases, the more premium mid-range offerings. Qualcomm is now refreshing the Snapdragon 730G SoC with a newer Snapdragon 732G SoC, promising even better performance.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G brings two key improvements over the Snapdragon 730G: a Prime core with higher clock speed (2.3GHz versus 2.2GHz) and a 15% improvement in the Adreno 618 GPU. Everything else remains the same as the Snapdragon 730G, which itself was a smaller gaming-centric improvement over the Snapdragon 730. Consequently, the Snapdragon 732G features 1x Kryo 470 “Prime” core clocked at up to 2.3GHz, 1x Kryo 470 “Performance” core clocked at up to 2.2GHz, and 6x Kryo 470 “Efficiency” cores clocked at up to 1.8GHz. The microarchitecture of the Prime and Performance cores are based on ARM’s Cortex-A76 design while the microarchitecture of the 6 Efficiency cores is based on ARM’s Cortex-A55 design. The SoC is fabricated on Samsung’s 8nm LPP process.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G also continues to feature several Snapdragon Elite Gaming features, just like the Snapdragon 730G. These features include Qualcomm Game Jank Reducer, Vulkan 1.1 Graphics Driver, True HDR, and anti-cheat extensions. There’s also the Spectra 350 Image Signal Processor with support for 4K HDR video capture, the 4th generation Qualcomm AI Engine with up to 3.6 TOPS, the Hexagon 688 DSP, Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ support, the Snapdragon X15 LTE Modem with support for 3-CA and 4×4 MIMO on two carriers, support for the Qualcomm FastConnect 6200 subsystem, and support for Qualcomm’s Aqstic audio codec, among other features.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G Specifications & Features

Qualcomm AI Engine

  • Adreno 618 GPU
  • Kryo 470 CPU
  • Hexagon 688 Processor
  • Hexagon Vector eXtensions
  • Hexagon Tensor Accelerator
  • Hexagon Voice Assistant Accelerator
  • Qualcomm® Sensing Hub
  • Qualcomm® Neural Processing SDK

Modem

  • Snapdragon X15 LTE Modem
  • Support for 800 Mbps LTE
  • Downlink: LTE Cat 15 up to 800 Mbps, 3 x 20 MHz carrier aggregation, up to 256-QAM, up to 4 x 4 MIMO on two aggregated carriers
  • Uplink: LTE Cat 13 up to 150 Mbps, Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Upload+ (2 x 20 MHz carrier aggregation, up to 64-QAM)
  • Dual SIM Dual VoLTE (DSDV)
  • Qualcomm® All Mode with support for all major cellular modes plus LAA. Support for:

    • VoLTE with SRVCC to 3G and 2G, HD and Ultra HD Voice (EVS), CSFB to 3G and 2G
    • Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) with LTE call continuity

Wi-Fi & Bluetooth

  • FastConnect 6200 Subsystem

    • Wi-Fi Standards: 802.11ax-ready, 802.11ac Wave 2, 802.11a/b/g, 802.11n
    • Wi-Fi Spectral Bands: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
    • Channel Utilization: 20/40/80 MHz
    • MIMO Configuration: 2×2 (2-stream) with MU-MIMO
    • 8-stream sounding (for 8×8 MU-MIMO)
    • Dual-band simultaneous (DBS)
    • Wi-Fi Security: WPA3-Enterprise, WPA3-Enhanced Open, WPA3 Easy Connect, WPA3-Personal
    • Target Wake Time (TWT)
  • Integrated Bluetooth

    • Bluetooth version: 5.1
    • Bluetooth audio: Qualcomm TrueWireless™ Technology, Qualcomm® aptX™ Adaptive audio

Camera

  • Qualcomm Spectra 350 Image Signal Processor
  • Hardware accelerator for computer vision (CV-ISP)
  • HEIF photo capture
  • Dual 14-bit ISPs
  • Dual camera: up to 22 MP, MFNR, ZSL, 30 fps
  • Single camera: up to 36 MP, MFNR, ZSL, 30 fps
  • Single camera: up to 48 MP, MFNR
  • Single camera: up to 192 MP
  • Video capture:

    • Standard: up to 4K HDR at 30 fps, 10-bit Rec. 2020 color gamut for HDR10 video
    • Slow motion: up to 1080p at 120 fps or 720p at 240 fps
  • Rec. 2020 color gamut video capture
  • Up to 10-bit color depth video capture
  • Multi-Frame Noise Reduction (MFNR)
  • Video Capture Formats: HDR10, HLG
  • 4K HDR Video Capture with Portrait Mode
  • Dual phase detection (2PD) sensors
  • Real-time object classification, segmentation and replacement

Audio

  • Low-power audio subsystem with AI
  • Qualcomm Voice Assistant Accelerator for advanced voice use cases
  • Always-on echo cancellation and noise suppression
  • Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec (up to WCD9341) and speaker amplifier (up to WSA8815)
  • Native DSD support, PCM up to 384 kHz/32-bit
  • Supports two wake words simultaneously
  • aptX Adaptive audio technology
  • Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo Plus technology

Display

  • Maximum On-Device Display Support: QHD+ (3360 x 1440)
  • Maximum External Display Support: UHD (3840 x 2160)
  • Support for HDR displays
  • Qualcomm® Low Power Picture Enhancement
  • Qualcomm® True Palette Display Feature

CPU

  • Kryo 470, Octa-core CPU
  • Up to 2.3 GHz
  • 64-bit Architecture
  • 8nm Process Technology


Visual Subsystem

  • Adreno 618 GPU
  • Support for true HDR10 gaming
  • Vulkan® 1.1 API support
  • 4K HDR10 PQ and HLG Video Playback (10 bit color depth, Rec. 2020 color gamut)
  • H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC) VP8 and VP9 playback
  • Physically Based Rendering
  • API Support: OpenGL® ES 3.2, OpenCL™ 2.0 FP, Vulkan 1.1, DirectX 12


RF Front-End

  • Qualcomm® Adaptive Antenna Tuning
  • Qualcomm® Envelope Tracking
  • Qualcomm® Signal Boost adaptive antenna tuning
  • High-power transmit (HPUE)


Security

  • Biometric Authentication: Fingerprint, Iris, Voice, Face
  • On-Device: Qualcomm® Mobile Security, Key Provisioning Security, Qualcomm® Processor Security, Qualcomm® Content Protection, Qualcomm® Trusted Execution Environment, Camera Security, Crypto Engine, Malware Protection, Secure Boot, Secure Token

General Specifications

  • Select Snapdragon Elite Gaming features
  • Memory Speed: up to 1866 MHz, 8 GB RAM
  • Memory type: 2 x 16-bit LPDDR4/4x
  • GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, and SBAS
  • Low Power Geofencing and Tracking, Sensor-assisted Navigation
  • Near Field Communications (NFC) support
  • DisplayPort over USB Type-C support
  • Quick Charge 4+ technology
  • Part number: SM7150-AC

Perhaps the most exciting news coming along with this announcement is the fact that the SoC will first be featured in an upcoming POCO smartphone.

Snapdragon 732G will deliver a powerful gaming experience, sophisticated on-device AI, and superior performance. We’re excited to work with POCO on the new POCO smartphone powered by the enhanced Snapdragon 732G globally.

Kedar Kondap, Vice President of Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc

We are extremely excited about the upcoming POCO smartphone and our collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies that allowed us to create the first device on the market with the latest Snapdragon 732G Mobile Platform. We believe the device will set a new benchmark in the mid-range category, completely redefining the relationship between a phone’s price and its capabilities.

Sam Jiang, Head of Products, POCO Global

While Qualcomm does not explicitly confirm the device’s marketing name, Xiaomi’s POCO brand took to Twitter to confirm that the upcoming POCO X3 NFC is the phone in question to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G.

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