Qualcomm adds a G to the Snapdragon 765

Snapdragon 768G designed for immersive gaming and 5G

Jon Peddie

In a specification free news announcement, Qualcomm has introduced a new Snapdragon SoC, the 768G.

We have found out that the CPU has one core at 2.8 GHz, another at 2.4 GHz, plus six others running at 1.8 GHz. The GPU, however, will remain the same, an Adreno 620, although the clock has been increased to 750 MHz (from 625 MHz in the Snapdragon 765G) which is an impressive 20% increase, which Qualcomm claims gives a 15% performance boost.

Chinese phone builder Xiaomi will offer the Redmi K30 with the Snapdragon 768G. – JP

Qualcomm responds to demand for 5G by announcing new Snapdragon 768G

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced the Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G Mobile Platform, a follow-on to the Snapdragon 765G. Snapdragon 768G, says the company, is designed to bring next-level performance that enables smart, immersive gaming experiences with the integration of truly global 5G, sophisticated on-device AI and select Qualcomm

Snapdragon Elite Gaming features.

Snapdragon 768G offers the following performance enhancements over Snapdragon 765G:

  • Qualcomm Kryo 475 CPU Prime core clock speed up to 2.8 GHz (improved from 2.4 GHz)
  • Qualcomm Adreno 620 GPU offers up to 15% performance increase
  • Support for Adreno Updateable GPU Drivers


In addition to these performance enhancements, Qualcomm claims the Snapdragon 768G is designed to deliver superior gaming performance, 5G connectivity, and intelligent multi-camera capabilities, while also preserving battery life. Snapdragon 768G is also pin- and software-compatible with Snapdragon 765 and 765G.

  • Immersive gaming: Snapdragon 768G offers select Snapdragon Elite Gaming features to provide special game extensions and optimizations, smoother gameplay, and more enhanced detail and colors with true 10-bit HDR to deliver high-quality mobile gaming experiences. This is the first 7-series platform to support Adreno Updateable GPU Drivers, giving players control of their GPU driver updates and settings to provide peak display refresh rates that unlock premium visual fidelity on their favorite games. Combined with a bolstered Adreno 620 GPU for up to 15% faster graphics rendering than Snapdragon 765G and support for 120 Hz display, users can enjoy life-like gaming experiences and leading performance per unit power.
  •  Truly global 5G: Dedicated to bringing superior 5G multimode connectivity far and wide globally like its predecessor, the Snapdragon 768G with the Snapdragon X52 5G Modem-RF System says the company, supports all key regions and frequency bands including 5G mmWave and sub-6 GHz, 5G SA and NSA modes, TDD and FDD with Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS), global 5G roaming and support for multi-SIM. The Snapdragon X52 5G Modem-RF System is designed to deliver multi-gigabit peak download speeds of up to 3.7 Gbps and upload speeds of up to 1.6 Gbps, ensuring superior coverage for users around the world and support for all-day battery life*.
  • 5th generation AI Engine: The latest 5th generation Qualcomm AI Engine, combined with the X52 5G Modem-RF System, enhances nearly every mobile experience including camera, audio, voice, and gaming. Snapdragon 768G’s AI Engine fuels mobile experiences that are sophisticated and seamless, supporting unique and innovative use cases like realtime translation and ultra-smooth AI-based lens filters for social media apps. Also, the low-power Qualcomm Sensing Hub enables devices to be contextually aware of voice commands when using AI voice assistants and can automatically identify music that is playing around users—without excessive battery drain. 


Also announced is the Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition is the first commercial device to be announced based on Snapdragon 768G, which supports 5G SA/NSA dual-mode, a 120 Hz display, and up to the 64-megapixel camera.