Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G: Qualcomm, lately, has been increasing the prices of the flagship Snapdragon 800 series. The Snapdragon 865 series started at a price of $160, and if that isn’t pricey enough, there are rumours of the next-gen 875 series to be priced around $250. So, naturally, Qualcomm has to bring some of its flagship features to the 700 series to cater the mid-premium segment.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G: Features
With Snapdragon 750G, Qualcomm is boastfully acclaiming that it’s bringing faster 5G (mmWave) to more and more devices. To be very honest, I don’t really see a point of marketing 5G right now, but it’s what the end-users are looking for, I guess?
It’s got an X52 modem inside it, the same modem found in 765G chip but with an added mmWave antenna. Qualcomm says the chip can hit a maximum download speed of 3.7Gbps, thanks to the improved mmWave technology. Sub-6 is also available.
The 750G chipset is one of the first Qualcomm 700 series processors to feature ARM Cortex A77 cores, which, theoretically, should perform even better than the Snapdragon 765G chip (found on the OnePlus Nord). It’s based on 8nm node technology though, not 7nm.
There are two A77 cores inside the chip (clocked at 2.2Ghz) and six A55 cores (clocked at 1.8GHz). The two A77 cores should give a performance boost of 25% (per core) in comparison to A76 cores (found in 765G). That means the chip should perform better than 765G when it comes to CPU intensive tasks.
On the GPU side of things, the Snapdragon 750G has an Adreno 619 GPU which is 10% faster than the Snapdragon 730G GPU and supports 120 Hz displays (up to 1080p+ resolution). Technologies like Game Color Plus and Adreno HDR Fast Blend help in improved rendering of HDR10 graphics.
AI, AI, AI
Every time someone mentions AI in a product (especially chips) announcement, I generally skip it. But this time around, Qualcomm has added some nifty AI features that actually make this chip useful.
First and foremost, the AI hardware on the chip can deliver up to 4.0 TOPS (Trillion Operations Per Second). With the improved AI throughput, Qualcomm added Aqstic Echo Cancellation and Noise Suppression (ECNS) technology which can remove the sounds of a crying baby, barking dogs etc.
In the world of video calls, this feature might just be ‘too’ useful. The audio processing system can also boost ‘whispers’ to comfortably audible levels.
The first Snapdragon 750G devices will roll-out in the fall of 2020, and Xiaomi says it will be the first one to do so.