Snapdragon 765: What It Means for Android Phones

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There are lots of activities that goes on in your Android Phone even when you perform the smallest and what you might see as the easiest of tasks. All this operation is handled by a small but powerful chip in your Android phone known as the “Mobile Platform” (also known as the System on Chips (SOCs)). And the Snapdragon 765 and Snapdragon 765G is one of the latest Mobile Platform released by Qualcomm in December 2019 targeted at mid-range phones.

It is important to note that there are other network companies that produce Mobile Platforms (SOCs). The likes of MediaTek, Samsung, Huawei all produce System on chips like Qualcomm. However, this article is about the Snapdragon 765 and Snapdragon 765G produced by Qualcomm and what the release of this chip/mobile platform means for android phone users 2020 and beyond.

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Quick Note: In this article, when you see the term SOCs, System on chips and/or Mobile Platform we are referring to the Snapdragon 765. The Snapdragon 765 is accompanied by a Snapdragon 765G which has more gaming capability. Since both SOCs have almost same features, we’ll be referring to both as Snapdragon 765 in this article (except specifically indicated). A summary of the difference between these two mobile platforms is made available below.

To begin let’s get you to understand what this new Mobile platform actually means and some of its key features. It is important to note that here at Tech Arena24, we focus more on users and we won’t be talking extensively in engineering terms. Instead we’ll be focusing on what the terms means for everyday Android phone users.

What is Snapdragon 765

Snapdragon 765 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 is an advance 5G and AI Mobile platform developed by Qualcomm company for mid-range phones (high end premium phones). The mobile platform was released in the Snapdragon summit held in Maui, Hawaii on December 3 2019. This new Mobile platform is an upgrade to the previous Snapdragon 730.

What is Snapdragon 765G

Snapdragon 765G or Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G is an advance 5G and AI Mobile platform developed by Qualcomm company for mid-range phones (high end premium phones). Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G is more gaming equipped compared with the 765. The mobile platform was released in the Snapdragon summit held in Maui, Hawaii on December 3 2019. This new Mobile platform is an upgrade to the previous Snapdragon 730G.

The new SOCs are indeed an upgrade of the Snapdragon 730 and Snapdragon 765G in every way. They have faster processing speed and more battery efficiency. Makes use of newer cortex processors and more powerful GPU. Below are some of the key specifications of the new Qualcomm SOCs.

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Differences between Snapdragon 765 and Snapdragon 765G

There two major differences between the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G is the CPU clock speed and GPU. While both chip (SOC or Mobile platform) make use of CPU technology, the Snapdragon 765 clock speed is at 2.3GHz while that of Snapdragon 765G is clocked at 2.4GHz.

Another difference between these two is the GPU. According to Qualcomm, the Adreno 620 GPU present in Snapdragon 765G provides 10% faster graphics rendering compared to the standard Snapdragon 765 for a stunning visual experience that brings gaming action to life.

The differences above makes the Snapdragon 765G a mobile platform designed for a gamer. It will render images better and process graphics and animation faster than the Snapdragon 765.

Key Specifications of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G

  • 5G reaches peak performance: Up to 3.7Gbps download speed and 1.6Gbps upload speed.
  • More cameras, more capabilities: These mobile platforms boast the ability to capture 4K HDR video in over a billion shades of color. Plus, advanced AI and CV-ISP create intelligent multi-camera experiences that are smarter, quicker, and more robust.
  • Qualcomm Sensing Hub: Standby sensor that ensure highly accurate voice detection, voice to text and translation of language even without internet connection all while using extremely low power.
  • Incredible graphics: The Adreno 620 GPU in Snapdragon 765G provides 10% faster graphics rendering compared to the standard Snapdragon 765 for a stunning visual experience that brings gaming action to life.
  • Game changing features: This feature is only available in the Snapdragon 765G and it is the Snapdragon Elite Gaming features, gamers will experience richer graphics, smoother 5G gameplay and blazing-fast load times for an edge up on the competition.
  • Relentless performance: The platform uses the Qualcomm® Adreno™ 620 GPU which Qualcomm have said to have a 20% boost performance compared to the previous generation (Qualcomm® Adreno™ 618 GPU used in Snapdragon 730 and 730G). In addition to support for all-day battery life, on-device AI intelligently monitors battery health and safety to help everything run more intuitively. Plus, Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ AI Technology is designed to extend battery life cycles up to 200 days.

The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G is not incredibly fast in terms of processing and internet but also runs smoothly, promises better pictures, incredible AI support and reduced battery usage.

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Interesting Parts of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G

There are some parts of this new Mobile platforms that we have singled out and want to tell you more about.

5G Chipset

The 5G chipset of that accompanies the new SOC is not integrated inside. It is external and by external we don’t mean it is connected via a USB cable. What it means is that, the 5G chipset is standalone chipset inside the android phone board. Qualcomm is using the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X52 Modem-RF together with the new SOC.

Since the 5G chipset will be placed together with the new SOC, it therefore means that any Android phone that uses the new SOC will be a 5G android phone. Keep in mind that currently, the 5G of the new SOC is not the fastest in the market. Its 5G boost of 3.7Gbps download speed and 1.6Gbps upload speed which is lower to the download and upload speed of the Snapdragon 865 5G Mobile platform.

The Adreno 620 GPU

The GPU of the SOC which is responsible for processing graphics and animation is Qualcomm® Adreno™ 620 GPU. According to Qualcomm, it faster than the Adreno 618 found in Snapdragon 730 and 730G by some 20% and it is more battery efficient.

While it might not likely be receiving driver update from Google PlayStore, it does have incredibly increased performance. And for a GPU in the league of mid-range phones, its definitely a very good GPU.

The CPU

In the CPU sector, Qualcomm also made some incredible changes. Let’s just skip all the engineering terms and tell you what they actually did. Qualcomm introduced new Cortex A76 at a clock speed of 2.3GHz for Snapdragon 765 and 2.4GHz for Snapdragon 765G. The previous Snapdragon 730 also used the Cortex A76 at a lower 2.2GHz frequency.

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The only major difference in the clock speed is the increased GHz. And this should make it the new (Snapdragon 765/765G) platforms perform better than old mobile platforms (Snapdragon 730/730G)

5th Generation AI

We can write a whole article detailing the 5th generation AI present in the Snapdragon 765. But we won’t do that, what we’ll do is tell you the things you should expect when you eventually get a phone that makes use of the SOC. Note that we have not seen this 5th generation fully functional in any device, hence below are what we expect to see;

  1. You can use the phone to translate written text from one language to another. All you have to do is use the back camera to capture the texts and it will show you the meaning in the language you have selected.
  2. Translation from speech to text in a different language. Speak to the phone in one language and wait as it translates to written text in another language displayed in your screen.
  3. A phone using this SOC can also related and translate what is been said in your environment.
  4. Incredible phone assistant. You can wave your hands to next or previous a music etc.
  5. Multiple security features with a possible dual fingerprint sensor placed on the screen of the phone.
Image Signal Processor (ISP)

There is pretty nothing new in this section. By new, we mean there is no introduction of some new technology like the ones we see in the Snapdragon 865. But, the ISP of this new chip is very promising and it should perform better than most available out there.

According to Qualcomm, this chip will be able to shoot 4K HDR video in over a billion shades of color. Plus, advanced AI and CV-ISP create intelligent multi-camera experiences that are smarter, quicker, and more robust.

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Simply put, with the right camera lens coupled with the Snapdragon 765 or 765G, the mobile phone can produce incredible photos and videos.

Features of Qualcomm Snapdragon 765

  • Support for mmWave, sub-6, TDD, FDD and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing for truly global coverage  
  • Qualcomm® 5G PowerSave provides major power efficiency improvements for big battery benefits
  • Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6200 subsystem maximizes connectivity with Wi-Fi 6 features  
  • The all-new Hexagon Tensor Accelerator is 2x faster than previous generation
  • New Adreno 620 offers 20% faster graphics rendering compared to previous generation
  • Supports Dolby Vision video playback 
  • AI and CV-ISP create a camera that is smarter, quicker and delivers 4x power savings when compared with a standard ISP
  • CV-ISP supports real-time object classification, segmentation and replacement
  • Qualcomm® aptX™ Adaptive Audio keeps audio in sync with media 
  • aptX voice audio for super wideband calls  
  • Qualcomm aptX Adaptive Audio for robust, low-latency, high-quality wireless audio 
  • Hexagon Voice Assistant Accelerator for advanced voice use cases 
    • Always-on echo cancellation and noise suppression
  • Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio codec (Up to WCD938x) and speaker amplifier (up to WSA8815)
    • Customizable ”Golden Ears” filter 
  • Quick Charge AI Technology is designed to extend battery life cycles up to 200 days

Features of Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G

  • Support for mmWave, sub-6, TDD, FDD and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing for truly global coverage 
  • Qualcomm® 5G PowerSave provides major power efficiency improvements for big battery benefits 
  • Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6200 subsystem maximizes connectivity with Wi-Fi 6 features
  • Up to 5.5 TOPS AI performance
  • The all-new Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Tensor Accelerator is 2x faster than previous generation 
  • New Adreno 620 offers 10% faster graphics rendering compared to standard Snapdragon 765
  • Select Snapdragon Elite Gaming features including: 
    • Qualcomm® Game Jank Reducer v2.0
    • Qualcomm® Game Fast Loader
    • Qualcomm® Game Network Latency Manager 
  • Supports Dolby Vision video playback 
  • AI and CV-ISP create a camera that is smarter, quicker and delivers 4x power savings when compared with a standard ISP
  • CV-ISP supports real-time object classification, segmentation and replacement
  •  aptX Adaptive keeps audio in sync with media 
  • aptX voice audio for super wideband calls
  • aptX Adaptive Audio for robust, low-latency, high-quality wireless audio  
  • Hexagon Voice Assistant Accelerator for advanced voice use cases
    • Always-on echo cancellation and noise suppression 
  • Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio codec (Up to WCD938x) and speaker amplifier (up to WSA8815)
    • Customizable ”Golden Ears” filter 
  • Quick Charge AI Technology is designed to extend battery life cycles up to 200 days 

What the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 and Snapdragon 765G means for Android Phone Users in 2020 and Beyond

With the likes of Nokia and Huawei already linked with using the SOC for their next mid-range phones (premium phones), it means that more android phone companies will likely jump in on this SOC. This in turn means that Android Phone users will experience not only the blazing speed the 5G in 2020 but also the 5th generation AI technology.

Playing games will become more fun and easier as this new SOC promises to offer seamless processing and increased battery usage.

Android phone users will get more job done at a relatively short time with less battery usage. Phone battery will last longer and will take less time to recharge due to the fast charge enabled in the SOC.

Supports 4K videos which means that more mid-range devices can now shoot incredible videos.

Download speed of 3.7Gbps and upload speed of 1.6Gbps. With this new SOC, Android users can download large files in milli-seconds.

Increased interaction with Android phone in 2020. In 2020, Android Phone users can interact more with phones that is making use of this new SOC.

Highly accurate AI translation. Translation from text to speech, speech to text and even from one language to another even without internet connectivity.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 765/765G is a game changer. Given the fact that mid-range devices are more affordable, it simply means that Qualcomm is making it possible for more persons to get 5G enabled phones in 2020.

More people will now have a taste of what it feels like to be using flagship phones. And people who can’t get the flagship devices of 2020 can get the mid-range devices and still take a bite of the 5G and 5th generation AI experience.

In 2020, we are going to see more 5G phones, more camera phones and more gaming phones. Beyond 2020 there will be even more SOCs that will compete with the Qualcomm 765/765G and this will mean introduction of faster and more efficient SOCs. More importantly, these phones won’t be heavily priced as they tend to be more affordable.

Source: Qualcomm Site

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