Qualcomm Snapdragon 782G vs Snapdragon 778G Plus: Is that really an upgrade?

With similar features, successor seems like a sibling

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Without any party, Snapdragon has announced their new SoC in the 7 series, the new 782G. The Snapdragon 782G is here to succeed last year’s 778G Plus. Bringing minor improvements to the table, the new chip still doesn’t outgrow the premium 7 Gen 1.

5% Increased Processing Power

Keeping similar architecture as 778G+, the Snapdragon 782G has the same 8-core CPU and 6 nm fabrication process. The CPU configuration goes as 1x Cortex-A78 maxed at 2.7 GHz, 3x Cortex-A78 cores at 2.2 GHz, and 4x Kryo 670 (Cortex-A55) Silver capped at 1.9 GHz for efficiency purposes. The difference of increased clock speed by 200 MHz results in a 5% improvement in CPU performance.

Hidden Improvement in GPU

According to Qualcomm’s official website, the Snapdragon 782G uses an unknown Adreno. But speculation states that it has the same Adreno 642L as 778G+ with a claim of 10% improved GPU performance. This can only be possible if the same GPU chipset is tuned at different frequencies but we have to wait for the official specification.

Camera and Connectivity

Sharing the same characteristics Snapdragon 782G dons the same ISP as 778G+, Qualcomm Spectra 570L. The 14-bit triple ISPs give a smooth image processing speed of 2 Gigapixels per second enabling simultaneous capture from 3 different camera lenses.

Talking about connectivity, both chipsets share the same Snapdragon X53 5G Modern-RF System. Supporting both mmWave and Sub-6 GHz frequencies, the chipset delivers optimal low-latency 5G network for all gaming, streaming, and work. Additionally, The FastConnect 6700 System includes Wi-Fi 6 up to 2.9 Gbps, Bluetooth 5.2, and Wifi 802.11ax Standards.

Similar Similarities of Snapdragon 782G

While Qualcomm claims to launch a successor of the 778G+ chip, on the bench the specifications are too similar in every aspect. From Hexagon AI processor to Spectra 570L as ISP, from FHD+ display support at 144 Hz to Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+, every point of both chipsets being the same raise some doubts on Qualcomm’s definition of a successor.

This might be an attempt to replace the old 778G+ and fill the vacancy with another Snapdragon processor but it’ll pull wool over the eyes of only a few people.

The differences in perspective

With 5% increased computing power and 10% improvement in graphical performance being the only difference, Snapdragon has relaunched the 778G+ after cleaning some dust over it. It’ll be interesting to see if this becomes a pattern of the manufacturer or gets accustomed by the industry.

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