Qualcomm has finally made its Snapdragon 768G 5G official. The SoC got teased even before the unveiling, through a listing on China’s retail website. The Redmi K30 5G Speed edition is the first smartphone to sport this SoC.
Going into the details, Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 768G 5G is a slight improvement over its predecessor 765G that was unveiled back in December last year. The new Snapdragon 768G 5G SoC is based on the same Kryo 475 architecture as its predecessor. During the announcement, the company said that close to 280 devices are being developed based on the company’s Second generation of 5G devices including the 768G, 765G and 865 SoCs.
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The prime area of focus in the new SoC seems to be in the Clock speed as the 768G is overclocked up to 2.8GHz. It is manufactured on the latest 7nm processing technology and comes with a 15% overall improvement in CPU performance when compared to its predecessor.
The GPU side of things also witnessed a change as the Adreno 620 GPU is updated to give a 15% improvement for faster graphics rendering. It also has support for updateable Adreno graphics drivers in the future. In addition to this, the new SoC extends support to 120Hz displays and cameras up to 64MP.
On the network side of things, it has the same X52 5G Modem with support for 100MHz sub-6 bandwidth and additional 4xMIMO for low bandwidth connections. It also features a dual-mode SA/NSA 5G connectivity.
Additionally, it has improved Wi-Fi 6 connectivity with 2.4GHz and 5GHz simultaneously and extends support to Bluetooth 5.2 version compared to 5.0 in its older 765G.
Since the SoC shares the same architecture as the 765G, manufacturers can easily swap them in their older boards and commercial devices with the new one. This explains how the updated Redmi K30 5G speed edition is hitting the markets quicker.