Realme to launch phone with Snapdragon 720G SoC in India

“Snapdragon 720G is a mid-range chipset that touts smooth HDR gameplay, dynamic colour range, immersive in-game environments, and Qualcomm aptXTM Adaptive sound”

Realme at the Qualcomm event in India today announced it plans to soon launch a smartphone with the new Snapdragon 720G chipset. The handset is going to be among the first to rock the latest mid-range SoC from the chipmaker. The Snapdragon 720G is a watered-down version of last year’s Snapdragon 730G gaming-focused chipset. The SoC touts smooth HDR gameplay, dynamic colour range, immersive in-game environments, and high-quality synchronised sound with Qualcomm aptXTM Adaptive. While Realme hasn’t revealed the name of the device yet, possibilities are it could be Realme 6 – the successor to the Realme 5 series.

“We were the first brand to launch a smartphone-based on the Snapdragon 665 with the Realme 5 series in India. We are further excited for our upcoming smartphone launches in 2020 which will feature the brand-new Snapdragon 720G Mobile Platform to help meet the emerging consumer demand,” said Madhav Sheth chief executive officer Realme India. “We are happy to work closely with Qualcomm Technologies who not only provides us with
constant support but also helps us to continuously deliver cutting-edge and high-quality features, first to our Indian customers.”

Realme will be among the first brands to launch a smartphone with Snapdragon 720G chipset

Talking about the Snapdragon 720G SoC, it’s forged using 8nm process and “upgraded CPU architecture.” This is paired with Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming features and intelligent performance. The chipset also features HDR viewing, super-smooth video streaming with the Qualcomm Spectra 350L ISP, ability to capture 4K video or photos with a massive 192-megapixel sensor. Additionally, the Snapdragon 720G rocks the latest 5th generation Qualcomm AI Engine with the improved Qualcomm Hexagon Tensor Accelerator that will enable a host of new “AI experiences for gaming, photography, voice assistants, and virtually always-on contextual awareness,” per Qualcomm. 

The chipset houses a Snapdragon X15 LTE modem that supports a download speed of up to 800Mbps, Wi-Fi 6 features, and FastConnect 6200 subsystem to virtually double the Wi-Fi speed and range for online gaming as well as web browsing. Lastly, the Snapdragon 720G is integrated with Bluetooth 5.1 and “advanced audio capabilities.”