Snapdragon 768G: A 5G Processor

Snapdragon has today launched its SD768 5G processor which now boasts an improvement in clock speed and GPU performance as compared to its predecessor ie SD765G.

The SD768 5G processor is now set to replace its predecessor SD76G which was making waves earlier the last week when it was expected to be in OnePlusZ. The SD768 5G is built on the same 7nm process as the SD765G. They both sport the same GPU ie Adreno 620 GPU but Snapdragon is claiming a 15% performance increase as compared to the Adreno 620 on the 765G.

The improved Kryo 475 in the SD768 5G offers an improved clock speed up to 2.8GHz which is a staggering 15% greater than 2.4GHz, the clock speed of Snapdragon 765G. Thus confirming the better CPU processing capabilities.

The chip also supports 120 Hz on-device display. The processor can support QHD+ displays at 60Hz and FHD+ displays at 120Hz. The Snapdragon 765G, on the other hand, only had support for 60Hz displays at QHD+ resolution. Other than that, both chips support HDR10 and HDR10+ displays, along with 10-bit color depth. It also supports Dolby Vision video playback

Qualcomm is boasting up to 15% performance uplift compared to the previous generation. The Kryo 475 CPU in the SD768 5G is built for robust processing with impressive efficiency—able to power graphic-intense, PC-quality gameplay without unnecessarily draining battery life.

The Snapdragon 786G 5G processor also comes with an integrated 5G modem. The same modem sported by Snapdragon 765 and 765G last year. Qualcomm is now using the same X52 5G modem here, and the processor supports both mmWave and sub-6GHz networks. It will also be compatible with both standalone and non-standalone 5G networks.