and if it was the chip of your next smartphone?


Qualcomm presents its new platform for mid-range smartphones. With the Snapdragon 782G, accessible smartphones have nothing much to envy to premium models.

Far from the pomp and circumstance of announcing the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm is discreetly formalizing the Snapdragon 782G. However, this new platform may interest you because of its positioning. Unlike the new flagship chip that will appear in premium models, this Snapdragon 782G will take place in mid-range smartphones, more financially accessible. An important argument that pushes us to take a closer look at what this new SoC has in store.

Slightly more performance

Replacing the very convincing Snapdragon 778G and 778G+, Qualcomm plays continuity. The production process remains the same, namely an engraving 6nm. The architecture of the SoC also does not evolve, but is articulated around one Core-A78 clocked at 2.7 GHzthree hearts 2.2GHz Cortex-A78 and four hearts Cortex-A55 clocked at 1.9 GHz. In all likelihood, Qualcomm is happy with one overclocking on the Kryo 670 Prime by going up to 2.7 GHz, up from 2.5 GHz on the Snapdragon 778G+. A small evolution that should not change the experience, which Qualcomm does not really hide.

The chip specialist announces a raw performance increase of 5% on the CPU part. It’s a bit better for the GPU (Adreno 642L) that promises one performance gain of about 10%. The main thing is elsewhere – because recent chips already meet 99% of our applications.

Very minor novelties

This Snapdragon 782G brings the grip of the LPDDR5 RAM up to 16 GB. It is Wi-Fi 6E compliant while its Snapdragon X53 modem has support for 5G, with the mmWave and sub-6 bands. Like its predecessors, it adds support for Bluetooth 5.2, the Quick Charge 4.0 charging standard; as well as those of Full HD+ displays up to 144 Hz, or 4K at 60 Hz.

On the side of the picture we find the support for photo sensors up to 200 megapixels. HDR10 and HDR10+ record up to 4K at 30 fps or 240 fps in 720p, i.e. performance comparable to 778G/778G+. However, Qualcomm promises improved detail registration.

Already in the HONOR 80, soon in other smartphones

The Chinese brand HONOR, which has just unveiled its foldable Magic Vs, has not waited long to opt for Qualcomm’s latest mid-range chip. To be HONOR 80 is the first smartphone on the market to ship the Snapdragon 782G.

Honor 80
The HONOR 80 is the first smartphone with the Snapdragon 782G. © EER

Other models should soon be equipped with the successor to the Snapdragon 778G+. The latter has convinced in several mid-range smartphones such as the Nothing Phone (1), the HONOR 70 or the motorola edge 30.

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