Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon 750G – a global 5G chipset with AI-powered noise suppression and support for 120fps gaming. This is a 5G-enabled successor to the S730G and a faster alternative to the S690 chip (while still keeping the budget below S765 levels).
The 750G is equipped X52 modem also used in the S765 chips. Compared to the X51 found inside the S690, it adds mmWave 5G and can hit peak download speeds of 3.7 Gbps (up from 2.5 Gbps). Sub-6 is also available, Qualcomm says that this is a truly global 5G chipset with multi-SIM support.
The AI hardware can deliver up to 4.0 TOPS, 20% more than the S730G. This is used for the Qualcomm Aqstic Echo Cancellation and Noise Suppression (ECNS) technology – even with a single mic, it can remove sounds like a baby crying or a dog barking, it will even mute sirens and jackhammers.
|Snapdragon 690||Snapdragon 730G||Snapdragon 750G||Snapdragon 765G|
|Process||8 nm||8 nm||8 nm||7 nm|
|CPU||octa-core Kryo 560 @ 2.0 GHz||octa-core Kryo 470 @ 2.2 GHz||octa-core Kryo 570 @ 2.2 GHz||octa-core Kryo 475 @ 2.4 GHz|
|GPU||Adreno 619L||Adreno 618||Adreno 619||Adreno 620|
|RAM||2x 16-bit LPDDR4x, up to 8 GB 1866 MHz||2x 16-bit LPDDR4x, up to 8 GB 1866 MHz||2x 16-bit LPDDR4x, up to 12 GB 2133 MHz||2x 16-bit LPDDR4x, up to 12 GB 2133 MHz|
|Display||1080p+ @ 120 Hz||1440p+ @ 60 Hz||1080p+ @ 120 Hz||1440p+ @ 60 Hz|
|Modem||X51, sub-6 only, up to 2.5 Gbps downlink (1.2 Gbps on 4G)||X15, 4G only, up to 800 Mbps downlink||X52, mmWave and sub-6, up to 3.7 Gbps downlink||X52, mmWave and sub-6, up to 3.7 Gbps downlink (1.2 Gbps on 4G)|
|Wi-Fi/Bluetooth||FastConnect 6200, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1||FastConnect 6200, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1||FastConnect 6200, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0||FastConnect 6200, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Charging||QuickCharge 4+||QuickCharge 4+||QuickCharge 4+||QuickCharge 4+|
This is a key feature for 2020 when many are doing conference calls from home where they can’t always have quiet in the room. The audio processing system can also boost whisper-level input to comfortably audible levels. The AI engine also accelerates Snapchat filters thanks to bespoke optimizations.
For general performance, the Snapdragon 750G has an octa-core Kryo 570 processor clocked at 2.2 GHz that delivers 20% more performance than the S730G processor. The camera hardware can record 4K HDR10 video (with HLG) and 4K HDR with bokeh effect.
The Adreno 619 GPU is 10% faster than the S730G GPU and supports 120 Hz displays (up to 1080p+ resolution). Game Color Plus and Adreno HDR Fast Blend are on board for efficient rendering of HDR10 graphics.
The first 750G-powered smartphones will be available before the end of the year and Xiaomi says it will be first to market. The new chip is pin-compatible with the Snapdragon 690, so it is an easy upgrade for manufacturers. Deutsche Telekom and Verizon (which is the only mmWave carrier in the US) have also expressed excitement for the upcoming chipset.
While the features of the chipset looks pretty solid, the main question still remains as to how will Qualcomm prices it and if it will be affordable which is mostly not the case with Snapdragon chipsets.