Qualcomm's processor catalog continues to advance and the higher-level mid-range, commonly known as super mid-range or premium mid-range, is gaining more and more weight in the structure of the North American giant. Hence, today we are witnessing the opening of a new sub-category within the 700 series processors. We welcome the new Snapdragon 750G. A SoC that will allow us to play our favorite games while still being affordable.
The surname G indicates, as the brand has already taught us, that we are before a chip prepared, and designed, to squeeze the experience of the games in the phones in which it arrives mounted. But this Snapdragon 750G brings other things like the native 5G and NSA or like the Quick Charge 4+ fast charge. Let's look at its specifications in more detail.
Kyro 570 @ 2.2GHz
4xCortex A77 @ 2.2GHz
4xCortex A55 @ 1.8GHz
Supports: Vulcan 1.1, OpenGL 3.2, OpenCL 2.0 FP, DirectX 12 and 4k HDR10, H.264, H.265, VP8 and VP9 reproduction.
5G SA and NSA
Up to 3.7Gbps download
Up to 1.6Gbps upload
Full HD @ 120FPS
QHD @ 60Hz
Dual IPS Qualcomm Spectra 355L
4K video @30FPS, 720p video @240FPS
H.264 & H.265
10-bit HDR pipelines
Hexagon tensor accelerator
Qualcomm aptX Adaptive Audio
Multi-microphone noise cancellation
Support for GPS, Beidou, QZSS, Glonass, Galileo, NavIC and SBAS
Qualcomm Sensing Hub for artificial intelligence in power saving mode
The new Snapdragon 750G, built with 8 nanometer technology, has a 4 + 4 core structure in its CPU. We have a first Kryo 570 quad-core cluster (based on Cortex A77) for maximum performance at 2.2GHz and a second Kryo 570 quad-core cluster (here based on Cortex A55) for power saving and minor tasks, running at 1, 8Hz.
In the graphic section we will have the new Adreno 619 manufactured in-house that will offer us, among other things, support for OpenGL 3.2 and OpenCL 2.0 graphics but also DirectX 12. The processor is capable of reproducing 4K HDR10 content and is compatible with H compressions. .264 and H.265, plus VP8 and VP9. And on the screen we can enjoy 120Hz of refreshment.
The processor incorporates all the features of the well-known Qualcomm Elite Gaming, which means that we will have more vivid colors on the screen, a sustained high frame performance and improvements in both sound quality and the performance of the video game, borrowing part of the power of the artificial intelligence Hexagon chip to elevate the experience.
Qualcomm ensures that its new Snapdragon 750G is capable of supporting 120 frames per second in games without drops, and also True HDR graphics with 2020 support. The biggest help will come from Qualcomm's Game Color Plus technology, which promises a more vivid rendering and without pixelation of all the graphics in video games, although the rest of the terminal will benefit from this system.
But Qualcomm also emphasizes connected gaming, not only because the Snapdragon 750G arrives with WiFi 6 on board but because of the 5G, both SA and NSA, that it mounts inside. Thanks to the Snapdragon X52 modem we will have a minimum latency when playing in the cloud or in cooperative games, thus taking the Qualcomm 700 series a step further. Downloads will be able to reach 3.5Gbps in 5G SA.
In addition to the aforementioned, the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G has the Hexagon 694 to take care of everything related to machine learning and artificial intelligence, being compatible with Vector extensions and also with Scalar Accelerator and Tensor Accelerator. The camera team will also benefit from this chip to be able to apply, for example, bokeh in real time in video and photography.
Speaking of cameras, the new Snapdragon 750G can support solo sensors up to 192 megapixels without noise reduction, and capture 48 megapixel images with noise reduction. It also supports dual cameras with up to 32 and 16 megapixels and can record 4K video at 30 frames per second or, if we prefer slow motion, video at 720p and 240 frames per second.
With the processor, we will have a guaranteed Quick Charge 4+ charge for the phone's battery or batteries, and also compatibility with NFC chips for mobile payments. The processor mounts Qualcomm Aqstic sound and supports Bluetooth aptX HD. In RAM, the phones can have up to 12GB LPDDR4X as well as UFS 2.1 memory. Finally, the Snapdragon 750G is compatible with all known biometric security systems so far: fingerprint, iris, voice recognition and facial recognition.
It is cool knowing about the Snapdragon 750G SoC, its new technologies, performance and features. However, a phone SoC is not worth mentioning if there are no devices powered by it. What devices are going to be powered by a Snapdragon 750G? Specs and price?
Samsung has not confirmed that the Galaxy A42 5G is powered by a Snapdragon 750G, but the source code showed that the SoC is in the device, or at least a SoC that has exactly the same specifications as the Snapdragon 750G.
Specifications: The Galaxy A42 5G specifications are not officially known yet, but it is speculated that it may have a full HD+ display, 5G support (because of the chip) and a battery of over 5,000mAh. Specifications that are really good for gaming on a phone.
Release date: November.
Price: About $430.
While announcing the Mi10T series, Xiaomi said that one of their new devices would be powered by the Snapdragon 750G, All bets are on the SoC powering the medium-end phone of the series, the Xiaomi Mi10 Lite.
Specifications: The Mi 10T Pro base model will have 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage. We don't know yet about the Mi 10T Lite, but the previous phone it is looking to replace, the Xiaomi Mi10 Lite, has 6/8 GB RAM and a battery of 4160 mAh.
Release date: Xiaomi said September.
Price: The Mi 10T Lite will cost about $390.