❤ Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 750G with the Snapdragon X52 5G modem

 

 

Qualcomm is expanding its lineup for 2020-2021, bringing in newer SoCs that you can expect to see in your next smartphone. Back in May, Qualcomm launched the new Snapdragon 768G, bringing in improvements over the Snapdragon 765G. And earlier this month, the company launched the new Snapdragon 732G, which brings improvements over the Snapdragon 730G. Today, Qualcomm is announcing the new Snapdragon 750G as an interesting addition alongside these two new SoCs, providing OEMs and consumers with more options in the premium mid-end segment.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7-series mobile platforms have become a very popular choice in the market, with more than 275 designs announced or in development across this series. Of these, a good 140 designs incorporate 5G, and the continued focus forward on this makes sense for OEMs and network partners alike. What the Snapdragon 750G does is carry along the Snapdragon X52 5G Modem-RF system from the 765G, allowing wider consumer reach for a solution that offers support for mmWave and sub-6GHz frequencies, SA and NSA networks, TDD, FDD, and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS), global roaming and global multi-SIM.

The 8nm Snapdragon 750G (SM7225) features a 64-bit Octa-core Kryo 570 setup with the two performance cores clocked at a max clock speed of 2.2GHz and the 6 efficiency cores clocked at a max speed of 1.8GHz. By nature of Qualcomm’s Kryo nomenclature, this is a big step up from the Kryo 470 cores on the Snapdragon 732G and the Kryo 475 cores on the Snapdragon 768G, and just a step down from the Snapdragon 865’s Kryo 585 cores. The 2 performance cores are indeed ARM Cortex-A77 based and not the ARM Cortex-A76 based like the ones found in the Kryo 4-series, though the 6 efficiency cores are still ARM Cortex-A55 based. While the CPU clock speeds of the performance cores are not as high as they are in the flagship Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 865 Plus, you should expect to get better CPU performance than you would from the Snapdragon 732G and even the higher-numbered Snapdragon 768G.

As far as specific performance improvements, Qualcomm claims that the Snapdragon 750G can deliver up to 20% improvement over the Snapdragon 730G. To better put this into context, the Snapdragon 765 barely offered CPU improvements over the Snapdragon 730; the “G” variants usually feature a higher clocked “Prime” core and GPU; and the 2020 SoC upgrades simply went up to bump the clock speeds on the Prime core and GPU further. So a 20% improvement over the Snapdragon 730G is actually exciting news, one that could possibly place the Snapdragon 750G as the SoC with a better CPU than the Snapdragon 768G.

The Adreno 619 GPU is claimed to enable up to 10% better graphics rendering compared to the Snapdragon 730G. In comparison, the Adreno 620 GPU on the Snapdragon 765G claimed to offer up to 20% better performance and efficiency compared to the Snapdragon 730G. We can thus conclude that the Snapdragon 750G is placed between the Snapdragon 732G and Snapdragon 768G in terms of performance.

The Snapdragon 750G also features select Snapdragon Elite Gaming features, including Qualcomm’s Game Color Plus, Adreno Updateable GPU Drivers, and Adreno HDR Fast Blend. The 5th generation Qualcomm AI Engine, meanwhile, distributes AI workloads across the compute blocks and claims to offer up to 4 Trillion Operations per Second (TOPS) for up to 20% improvement over the Snapdragon 730G.

 

 

 

 

Qualcomm is also boasting the inclusion of its always-on Sensing Hub in the SoC, which features a low-power AI Engine that “enables AI-based echo cancellation and background noise suppression to provide improved voice-chat gaming experiences, uninterrupted voice communication, and support for always-on voice assistants.” This is part of a growing trend of AI-based noise cancellation features, with NVIDIA offering RTX Voice for its GPUs and Krisp offering its software solution to apps like Discord. Qualcomm’s AI-based noise suppression solution will be hardware accelerated on devices with the Snapdragon 750G, enabling faster processing and thus lower latency.

The Snapdragon 750G, supports Bluetooth 5.1 and is “Wi-Fi 6-ready” if paired with Qualcomm’s FastConnect 6200 mobile connectivity subsystem. The new Spectra 355L Image Signal Processor lacks hardware acceleration for computer vision tasks and can process slow-motion video only up to 720p@240fps, but you get up to 32+16 MP dual camera processing with Zero Shutter Lag. For the display, it supports up to FHD+ resolution at 120Hz refresh rate. You also get support for India’s NavIC GNSS with the new SoC. Lastly, the SoC supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4+ solution but not its latest Quick Charge 5.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G complete feature

Qualcomm AI Engine

  • Adreno 619 GPU
  • Qualcomm® Kryo™ 570 CPU
  • Hexagon 694 Processor
    • Hexagon Scalar Accelerator
    • Hexagon Vector eXtensions
    • Hexagon Tensor Accelerator
  • Qualcomm Sensing Hub
    • Ultra low power hub for audio, voice and sensors
    • Supports AI algorithms at low power
    • Support for fusing contextual data streams including sensors, audio and voice
    • Supports multiple voice assistants
    • Multi-mic far-field detection and echo cancellation

5G Modem-RF System

  • Snapdragon X52 5G Modem-RF System – Modem to antenna integrated system for 5G multimode
  • 5G mmWave and sub-6 GHz, standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes, FDD, TDD
  • Dynamic Spectrum Sharing
  • mmWave: 400 MHz bandwidth, 2×2 MIMO
  • Sub-6 GHz: 100 MHz bandwidth, 4×4 MIMO
  • Qualcomm® 5G PowerSave
  • Qualcomm® Smart Transmit™ technology
  • Qualcomm® Wideband Envelope Tracking
  • Qualcomm® Signal Boost adaptive antenna tuning
  • Global 5G multi-SIM
  • Downlink: Up to 3.7 Gbps (5G), 1.2 Gbps (LTE)
  • Uplink: Up to 1.6 Gbps (5G), 210 Mbps (LTE)
  • Multimode support: 5G NR, LTE including CBRS, WCDMA, HSPA, TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE

Wi-Fi & Bluetooth

  • Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6200 Subsystem
    • Wi-Fi Standards: Wi-Fi 6-ready (802.11ax-ready), 802.11ac Wave 2, 802.11a/b/g, 802.11n
    • Wi-Fi Spectral Bands: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
    • Channel Utilization: 20/40/80 MHz
    • MIMO Configuration: 2×2 (2-stream) with MU-MIMO
    • 8-stream sounding (for 8×8 MU-MIMO)
    • Wi-Fi Security: WPA3-Enterprise, WPA3- Enhanced Open, WPA3 Easy Connect, WPA3-Personal
    • Target Wake Time (TWT)
  • Integrated Bluetooth
    • Bluetooth version: 5.1
    • Bluetooth audio: Qualcomm TrueWireless™ Technology, Qualcomm aptX Adaptive Audio

Camera

  • Qualcomm® Spectra™ 355L Image Signal Processor
  • Dual 14-bit ISPs
  • Up to 192 MP snapshot capture (up to 48MP snapshot capture with MFNR)
  • Up to 32+16 MP dual camera @ 30fps with Zero Shutter Lag
  • Rec. 2020 color gamut/10-bits per color video capture
  • Up to 10-bit color depth video capture
  • Slow motion video capture at 720p at 240fps
  • HEIF: HEIC photo capture, HEVC video capture
  • Video Capture Formats: HDR10, HLG
  • 4K HDR Video Capture with Portrait Mode (Bokeh)
  • Multi-frame Noise Reduction (MFNR)

Audio

  • Hexagon Voice Assistant Accelerator for hardware accelerated voice signal processing
  • Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio codec (up to WCD9385)
    • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N), Playback: -108dB
    • Native DSD support, PCM up to 384 kHz/32-bit
    • Customizable “Golden Ears” filter
  • Qualcomm Aqstic smart speaker amplifier (up to WSA8815)

Display

  • Maximum On-Device Display Support:
    • FHD+ at 120Hz
  • Maximum External Display Support: QHD at 60Hz
  • 10-bit color depth, Rec. 2020 color gamut
  • HDR10+

CPU

  • Kryo 570, Octa-core CPU
    • Up to 2.2 GHz
    • 64-bit Architecture

Visual Subsystem

  • Adreno 619 GPU
  • Vulkan® 1.1 API support
  • 4K HDR10 PQ and HLG Video Playback (10 bit color depth, Rec. 2020 color gamut)
  • H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC) VP8 and VP9 playback
  • Physically Based Rendering
  • API Support: OpenGL® ES 3.2, OpenCL™ 2.0 FP, Vulkan 1.1, DirectX 12

Security

  • Biometric Authentication: Fingerprint, Iris, Voice, Face
  • On-Device: Qualcomm® Mobile Security, Key Provisioning Security, Qualcomm® Processor Security, Qualcomm® Content Protection, Qualcomm® Trusted Execution Environment, Camera Security, Crypto Engine, Malware Protection, Secure Boot, Secure Token

Charging

  • Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology

Location

  • GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, NavIC, and SBAS
  • Dual Frequency Support
  • Low Power Geofencing and Tracking, Sensor-assisted Navigation
  • Near Field Communications (NFC): Supported

General Specifications

  • Memory Speed: up to 2133 MHz, 12 GB RAM
  • Memory Type: 2 x 16-bit, LPDDR4x
  • Near Field Communications (NFC) support
  • DisplayPort over USB Type-C support
  • 8nm Process Technology
  • Part Number: SM7255

 

 

 

 

The Snapdragon 750G is pin- and software-compatible with the Snapdragon 690. Commercial devices based on the Snapdragon 750G are expected to be commercially available by the end of 2020. Xiaomi is announcing that it will be the first OEM to deliver a smartphone with this new SoC, which is teased to be a new member of the Mi 10 series costing under €300.