The Qualcomm chose this Monday (31) for the official announcement of the Snapdragon 732G, octa-core chip aimed at intermediate smartphones proposal gamer. That’s where the ‘G’ in the name comes from. The model is the successor to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G , announced almost a year and a half ago.
The objective, somewhat obvious, is to cater to the segment of users who prioritize the phone to play, but are not willing to pay the price of a top of the line for this. Of course, the Snapdragon 732G will not offer performance equivalent to the Snapdragon 865 , for example. Even so, the chip promises to provide a satisfying gaming experience.
This is possible thanks to two main approaches: the use of a “turbocharged” GPU, that is, with increased frequency; the addition of the new processor to Snapdragon Elite Gaming, Qualcomm’s program that optimizes games with more efficient APIs, artificial intelligence and the like.
In technical specifications, the Snapdragon 732G features the same eight nanometer Kryo 470 cores that we find in the Snapdragon 730G. The main difference is that, in the new chip, the maximum clock went from 2.2 GHz to 2.3 GHz in the main cores. The graphics are guaranteed by the Adreno 618 GPU, again, the same that appears in the previous generation.
Thanks to this set, we can expect features such as support for screens with up to 3360 × 1440 pixel resolution and HDR10, Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi 6, in addition to a little more performance compared to the previous generation, although it was not clear in how much.
But there is no compatibility with 5G connections. As the Snapdragon 732G is basically an improved 730G, the Snapdragon X15 modem has also been retained. It allows up to 800 Mb / s (megabits per second) in download and up to 150 Mb / s in upload, but it only works with 3G / 4G connectivity .
The first smartphones equipped with the Snapdragon 732G will be part of Xiaomi’s Poco line.
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