At a recent event held in San Diego, industry giant Qualcomm Technologies announced its new mobile processor platform for high-end devices, sporting 5G capabilities, enhanced AI features, and new HDR imaging tech.
According to a report from VentureBeat, the Snapdragon 778G5G is expected to find its way into smartphones from Honor, iQoo, Motorola, Oppo, Realme, and Xiaomi in the second quarter of this year.
The new chip packs a trio of image sensors capable of capturing three photos or videos simultaneously in wide, ultra-wide, and zoom formats. This will allow users to merge all three captures into one high-quality photo or video, combining the best traits of each individual version. It also supports HDR image sensors allowing for HDR video, as well as the ability to shoot with 4K HDR10+ video that captures more than a billion shades of color.
A 6th-generation Qualcomm AI Engine complete with the Qualcomm Hexagon 770 processor means that almost all connections, video calls, and voice calls are AI-enhanced with noise suppression and better camera experiences for the user.
On the connectivity front, the integrated Snapdragon X535G Modem-RF System is included that can help deliver millimeter-wave and sub-6 5G capabilities. Additionally, it also has on-board the Qualcomm FastConnect 6700 Connectivity System, which allows it to support multi-gigabit class WiFi 6 speeds up to 2.9Gbps, and access to 160MHK channels in both the 5 and 6 GHz bands.
This latest Qualcomm offering comes a few weeks after the company announced a partnership with Precise Biometrics for matching software on a pair of new fingerprint sensors, both of which are of the increasingly popular in-display ultrasonic variety.