Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon 732G processor for mid-range phones

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What you need to know

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G is a modest upgrade over last year's Snapdragon 730G chipset.
  • In addition to slightly improved CPU and GPU performance, the chipset also brings faster AI performance.
  • POCO will be the first Android OEM to launch a Snapdragon 732G-powered phone.

Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 732G, a new mobile chipset that will soon power several budget and mid-range Android smartphones. As you may have guessed by its name, the Snapdragon 732G is a follow-up to the Snapdragon 730G, which was announced in April last year.

Like its predecessor, the Snapdragon 732G is a gaming-focused chipset. While it isn't a massive upgrade over the Snapdragon 730G, it comes with higher CPU and GPU clock speeds for better performance. The Cortex A76-based Kryo 470 Prime core is now clocked at up to 2.3 GHz, while the Adreno 618 GPU is "bolstered" to offer improved graphics rendering. The chipset also promises to deliver faster AI performance and enables "ultra-realistic gameplay in over a billion shades of color."

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Qualcomm has partnered with POCO to create the first phone with the new chipset. The upcoming phone, which will be called the POCO X3, is rumored to launch on September 8.

Sam Jiang, head of products, POCO Global, said in a statement:

We are extremely excited about the upcoming POCO smartphone and our collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies that allowed us to create the first device on the market with the latest Snapdragon 732G Mobile Platform. We believe the device will set a new benchmark in the mid-range category, completely redefining the relationship between a phone's price and its capabilities.

Aside from the slight increase in performance, the Snapdragon 732G is more or less identical to its predecessor. It features the same Snapdragon X15 LTE modem, 4th generation Qualcomm AI Engine, and Quick Charge 4+ support.

Babu Mohan
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