Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 750G with mmWave 5G support, AI noise suppression
Qualcomm introduced its Snapdragon 750G – a global 5G chipset with support for 120fps gaming and AI-powered noise suppression. This is a successor to the S730G and a faster alternative to the S690 chip (while still keeping the budget below S765 levels) and comes 5G-enabled.
The 750G is equipped X52 modem which is also used in the Snapdragon765 chips. Compared to the existing X51 modem found inside the Snapdragon690, it adds mmWave 5G and can hit peak download speeds of 3.7 Gbps (up from 2.5 Gbps). Sub-6 is also available with this modem, Qualcomm has quoted that this is a truly global 5G chipset with multi-SIM support.
The AI hardware in the chipset can deliver up to 4.0 TOPS, which is 20% more than the Snapdragon730G. This is further used for the Qualcomm Aqstic Echo Cancellation and Noise Suppression (ECNS) technology – using which even with a single mic, it can remove sounds like a baby crying or a dog barking from the background, it will even mute sirens and jackhammers.
This is a key feature for 2020 when so many people are engaging in conference calls from home where they can’t always have quiet in the room. The audio processing system can also boost whisper-level input to comfortably audible levels. Thanks to bespoke optimizations, the AI engine also accelerates Snapchat filters.
For general performance, the Snapdragon 750G has an octa-core Kryo 570 processor clocked at 2.2 GHz that delivers 20% more performance than the S730G processor. The camera hardware can record 4K HDR10 video (with HLG) and 4K HDR with bokeh effect.
The Adreno 619 GPU is 10% faster than the S730G GPU which is Adreno 618 and supports 120 Hz refresh rate displays (up to 1080p+ resolution). Game Color Plus and Adreno HDR Fast Blend are on board for efficient rendering of HDR10 graphics.
The first smartphones with the Snapdragon750G as their core will hit the market by the end of the year and Xiaomi has said that it will be the first to market. The new chip is pin compatible with Snapdragon 690, so it will be an easy upgrade for the manufacturers.