Xiaomi announces plans to launch Snapdragon 720G smartphone in India

“Xiaomi Global VP Manu Kumar Jain announced the company will be among the first brands globally to launch a smartphone with the new Snapdragon 720G chip”

Qualcomm announced three new processors in India on Tuesday. The Snapdragon 460, Snapdragon 662 and Snapdragon 720G SoCs will power budget and mid-range smartphones of 2020. During the announcement, a few major OEMs such as Realme and Xiaomi revealed they will be among the first brands to launch phones with these chipsets. Notably, Xiaomi Global VP Manu Kumar Jain announced that the company will be among the first brands globally to launch a smartphone with the new Snapdragon 720G processor.

“Demand for high-performance chipsets that support intensive usage and gaming is continuously increasing. Moreover, consumers are increasingly demanding seamless connectivity solutions,” said Manu Jain, Global Vice President, Xiaomi and Managing Director, Xiaomi India. He further added, “We have worked closely with Qualcomm Technologies to ensure that the Snapdragon 720G Mobile Platform enables our customers to unlock this potential and experience high-performance seamlessly at faster speeds. I am happy to share that we will be one of the first brands globally to launch a smartphone based on the new Snapdragon 720G. This is another step forward in our long-standing collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, that allows us to deliver best-in-class technologies to our Mi Fans.”

Xiaomi has not revealed the name or details about this upcoming Snapdragon 720G-powered smartphone, but it is most like expected to be a mid-range Redmi smartphone. To recall, last year’s Redmi K20 was powered by the Snapdragon 730 SoC. Meanwhile, Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth also announced at the same Qualcomm event that the brand will launch a Snapdragon 720G-powered Realme phone in India.

Snapdragon 720G specifications and features

The Snapdragon 720G slots below the Snapdragon 730G processor. The octa-core chipset comprises of two Cortex A76 performance cores at 2.3GHz and six Cortex A55 cores at 1.8GHz, providing a 60 percent performance increase over its predecessor. The chipset includes the Adreno 618 GPU and is based on an 8nm process much like the Snapdragon 730G.

The Snapdragon 720G comes with a Spectra 350T ISP, which supports up to 192MP photo capture, HEIF capture, smooth zooming, and 4K video recording. The chipset is also Wi-Fi 6-ready and supports Bluetooth 5.1, aptX HD, TrueWireless Stereo, and Quick Charge 4.0+ with USB-PD.