Qualcomm has thrown its weight behind fifth-generation network adaptation by rolling out 5G mobile platforms. After making X55 modem a compulsory buy with its flagship Snapdragon 865 mobile platform and launching its first 5G modem integrated chip in Snapdragon 765, Qualcomm has added Snapdragon 768G 5G chipset in its 5G chipset portfolio May 10.

The new mid-tier 5G chipset is a higher-binned version the Snapdragon 765G chipset. As per Qualcomm claims, the Snapdragon 768’s offers up to 20-percent CPU performance improvement over the standard Snapdragon 765G chipset. While the Adreno 620 GPU remains the same, it manages to offer 15-percent performance increase over the Snapdragon 765G. The new chipset also has support for Adreno Updateable GPU drivers and Snapdragon Elite Gaming features.

Being a 5G chip, the SD 768G comes with Snapdragon X52 integrated modem featuring both mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G as well as compatibility for standalone and non-standalone 5G networks.

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Snapdragon 768G vs Snapdragon 765G Vs Snapdragon 730: Specs

SoC Snapdragon 768GSnapdragon 765/ Snapdragon 765G Snapdragon 730
CPU 1x Cortex A76 @ 2.8GHz
1x Cortex-A76 @ 2.4GHz
6x Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz
1x Cortex A76 @ 2.3GHz (in SD765) /
1X Cortex A76@ 2.4GHz (765G)
1x Cortex-A76 @ 2.2GHz
6x Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz
2x Cortex-A76 @ 2.2GHz
6x Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz
GPU Adreno 620 ( +15% perf over 765G)Adreno 620
Adreno 618
DSP / NPU Hexagon 696, HVX+ Tensor 5.4TOPS AI (Total CPU+GPU+HVX+Tensor) Hexagon 696, HVX+ Tensor 5.4TOPS AI (Total CPU+GPU+HVX+Tensor) Hexagon 688 HVX + Tensor
Memory Controller 2x 16-bit CH @ 2133MHz LPDDR4X / 17.0GB/s 2x 16-bit CH @ 2133MHz LPDDR4X / 17.0GB/s 2x 16-bit CH @ 1866MHz LPDDR4X 14.9GB/s
ISP/Camera Dual 14-bit Spectr 355 ISP; 1x 192MP or 36MP with ZSL or 2x 22MP with ZSL Dual 14-bit Spectr 355 IS;, 1x 192MP or 36MP with ZSL or 2x 22MP with ZSL Dual Spectra 350 ISP; 1x 36MP with ZSL Or 2x 22MP with ZSL
Encode/ Decode 2160p30, 1080p120 H.264 & H.265; 10-bit HDR pipelines 2160p30, 1080p120 H.264 & H.265; 10-bit HDR pipelines 2160p30, 1080p120 H.264 & H.265; 10-bit HDR pipelines
Integrated Modem                Snapdragon X52 Integrated
LTE Category 24/22
DL = 1200 Mbps – 4x20MHz CA, 256-QAM
UL = 210 Mbps – 2x20MHz CA, 256-QAM
(5G NR Sub-6 4×4 100MHz + mmWave 2×2 400MHz)
DL = 3700 Mbps
UL = 1600 Mbps
Snapdragon X52 Integrated
LTE Category 24/22
DL = 1200 Mbps – 4x20MHz CA, 256-QAM
UL = 210 Mbps – 2x20MHz CA, 256-QAM
(5G NR Sub-6 4×4 100MHz + mmWave 2×2 400MHz)
DL = 3700 Mbps
UL = 1600 Mbps
Snapdragon X15
LTE Category 15/13 DL = 800Mbps – 3x20MHz CA, 256-QAM UL = 150Mbps 2x20MHz CA, 64-QAM
Manufacturing Process Samsung 7nm EU (7LPP)Samsung 7nm EU (7LPP) Samsung 8nm (8LPP)

Xiaomi Redmi K30 Racing Edition 5G

Alongside the Snapdragon 768G announcement, Qualcomm also revealed that the Xiaomi Redmi K30 Racing Edition 5G will be the first phone with SD 768G. Xiaomi quickly unveiled the phone on May 11.

Apart from Snapdragon 768G, the Redmi K30 Racing Edition 5G phone houses a 120Hz 6.67-inch FHD+ LCD screen, a 20MP+2MP dual punch-hole selfie camera setup, a 64MP led rear quad-camera setup, and 4500mAh battery. The Redmi K30 Racing Edition also has integrated 5G modem which is compatible with both dual-mode Sub 6GHz and mmWave.

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