Xiaomi today released an official teaser dedicated to the Mi 11 Lite 5G smartphones. The image highlights two features of the model: the slim body and the presence of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G SoC. But what is important here?
The fact is that the Snapdragon 780G is Qualcomm’s second SoC after Snapdragon 888, built using the norms of a 5-nanometer technological process. It also uses the “1 + 3 + 4” scheme: the CPU is divided into three clusters with one high-performance core, three of the same cores, but operating at a lower frequency, and four energy-efficient cores. An important difference from the Snapdragon 888 is the lack of a Cortex-X1 super core – it is certainly very powerful, but it is rumored to be the source of power consumption and heating issues for the Snapdragon 888.
The Snapdragon 780G will not have such problems as all four powerful cores are the well-known Cortex-A78. Why did Xiaomi give this SoC specifically to the Mi 11 Lite 5G? In this case,they didn’t have to innovative on expensive cooling subsystems, like the Mi 11 Ultra, while the Mi 11 Lite 5G is presented by the manufacturer as the thinnest and lightest Xiaomi smartphone from the current line, which, moreover, will not have problems with autonomy. All in all, moving to a 5nm process and dropping the Cortex-X1 from the SoC could be a very good combination.
The performance of the Snapdragon 780G is also complete. According to official data, the CPU is 45% faster than its predecessor (that is, the Snapdragon 768G CPU); and the Adreno 642 GPU is 50% faster than the Adreno 620 GPU in the same Snapdragon 768G. Judging by the data available on the Web, the Snapdragon 780G risks repeating the success of the Snapdragon 750G; but only in upper mid-range smartphones.
Among other innovations of the Snapdragon 780G, we should note the presence of an integrated 5G modem; and, for the first time in the series, the Spectra 570 image processor; which allows you to take photos from three cameras simultaneously. The Snapdragon 780G also benefits from updated GPU drivers and Snapdragon Elite Gaming features like the Snapdragon 8 Series platforms.
It is worth mentioning that recently, Qualcomm announced the next Snapdragon 7 series processor, named the Snapdragon 780G 5G. The new chipset will aim to provide better AI performance, better camera experience and 5G support. Plus, it comes with some advanced features.