Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 brings flagship features to the mid-range with 7nm fabrication and integrated 5G modem

“Redmi K30 and OPPO Reno 3 Pro are among the first smartphones to use these chipsets”

It was just last year when Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 700 series to close the gap between its Snapdragon 6xx chipsets and flagship Snapdragon 8xx processors. While the range has seen some powerful options like the Snapdragon 710 and Snapdragon 730/730G, it’s the newest addition that shows how serious the chipmaker is about bringing flagship capabilities to a more mainstream price point. Being referred to as the Snapdragon 765, the chipset is built on Samsung’s 7nm fabrication process and features an integrated 5G modem. The brand has also introduced its gaming-centric version, dubbed the Snapdragon 765G. 

The octa-core chipset comprises Kryo 475 that offers clock speeds of up to 2.3GHz. Taking care of graphics is Adreno 620 GPU. The Snapdragon 765G however features is clocked slightly higher at 2.4GHz. Its graphics chip is also 10 percent faster and the SoC also gets Snapdragon Elite Gaming features.

The SoC features an integrated Snapdragon X52 modem that offers support for 5G and download speeds of up to 3.7Gbps and upload speeds of up to 1.6Gbps. Worth noting that these aren’t the peak speeds offered by next-gen cellular tech considering the X55 modem for the Snapdragon 865 can offer speeds of up to 7.5Gbps. The modem does support for standalone and non-standalone modes in both the TDD and FDD bands with support for Dynamic Spectrum Sharing. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6, dual-band Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 5.0 among others.

With regards to the display, the Snapdragon 765 and 765G support QHD+ resolutions at 60Hz. There’s also support for HDR10+ and HDR10 standards.

Moving on to the shooting prowess, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765 and 765G feature Spectra 355 ISP that can support a single camera of up to 192MP. In the multi-camera configuration, the devices powered by the chip can offer up to 22MP resolution. It supports HDR10, HDR10+ video recording at 4k resolution, while the slow-mo footage can be shot at 720p resolution at 480fps. 

Similar to the Snapdragon 865, the Snapdragon 765 and 765G come with 5th-gen AI Engine. The company is also highlighting the fact that AI will improve battery life by optimising it as per your usage habits. It also claims that the battery life cycles are improved by up to 200 days with the use of Quick Charge AI.

The Redmi K30 and OPPO Reno 3 Pro are among the first smartphones that will draw power from Snapdragon 765/765G chipsets. Considering the chipset offers all the high-end features at an upper mid-range price point, we can expect quite a few phonemakers utilising them and bringing them to our shores in India as well.

Disclosure: this writer is attending Snapdragon Tech Summit in Maui, Hawaii on Qualcomm India’s invitation