About a week after the announcement of the flagship chipset Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm has announced the new mid-range Snapdragon 782G SoC, a solution that places it as a direct descendant of the Snapdragon 778G and as a further evolution of the Snapdragon 778G+.
The new Snapdragon 782G is an even more advanced version of the Snapdragon 778G+, which, in turn, was configured as an enhanced version of the original Snapdragon 778G.
The Snapdragon 782G is made with the same 6nm production process as its predecessors and features an octa-core CPU with custom Kryo 670 cores (based on ARM Cortex-A78 and Cortex-A55) used in the same 1+3+ four configurations. The Kryo 670 Prime performance core is now clocked at 2.7 GHz (+200 MHz compared to the Snapdragon 778G+) — the three Kryo 670 Gold intermediate cores at 2.2 GHz, and the four Kryo 670 Silver efficiency cores (based on Cortex-A55) at 1.9 GHz, leaving everything unchanged from its predecessor.
Thanks to this small change, the CPU is indicated as 5% faster than that of the Snapdragon 778G+. The GPU, which remains the Adreno 642L, is 10% faster than that of its predecessor (although Qualcomm did not mention any power figures).
On par with its predecessor, the Snapdragon 782G offers support for the Quick Charge 4+ charging standard (up to 50% charge in 15 minutes), the same Fused AI Accelerator architecture, the same Qualcomm Spectra ISP (14-bit, up to 2 gigapixels per second, resolution support up to 200 megapixels), and the same modem.
The Snapdragon X53 supports 5G Sub-6GHz and mmWave networks, while the FastConnect 6700 system supports Wi-Fi 6E (802.11, dual-band, 6 GHz band) up to 2.9 Gbps and Bluetooth 5.2 integration (AD2P, LE).
Qualcomm has yet to announce which brand-new smartphone will come with the new Snapdragon 782G. But it seems that the HONOR 80 might be the first one.