The first smartphones with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765 processor are just starting to appear, but that isn’t stopping the company from announcing an upgraded version today called the Snapdragon 768G processor, with better CPU and GPU performance than its predecessor.
The original 765G was announced back in December 2019 alongside the standard Snapdragon 765 and the flagship Snapdragon 865. The two 765 processors were notable in being Qualcomm’s first chipsets to feature integrated 5G modems.
The difference between the regular 765 and the 765G was the addition of a Qualcomm Adreno 620 GPU, which Qualcomm promised would offer up to 20% improved performance over the standard Snapdragon 765. The company also says that it’s managed to improve that GPU performance by an additional 15% on the 768G, in addition to improving the clock speed on the CPU up to 2.8GHz from 2.4GHz.
Other notable features of the new 768G are the same as its predecessor. It’ll also feature an integrated Snapdragon X52 modem with support for both mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G as well as compatibility with both standalone and non-standalone 5G networks.
Like the original 765G, the 768G is meant mainly for devices that look to offer improved gaming experiences. It’ll make its debut on the Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition, which was also announced today.