Qualcomm Summit 2021 – SD778, X65 Modem and more

Qualcomm Summit 2021

The Qualcomm Summit 2021 announced a new Snapdragon 778 5G system-on-a-chip and the X62 and X65 5G modems capable of 10Gbps with mmWave.

Qualcomm is the leading ARM system-on-a-chip designer and innovator in the 5G modem space.

The Qualcomm Summit 2021 announcements included

Qualcomm Snapdragon 778 5G

The SD7XX series power upper-mid range 5G handsets selling between A$699-999. The SD765 and SD768 were the 2020 ‘sweet spots’ allowing OPPO, Google, Motorola and others to provide exceptionally well featured, almost flagship level 5G phones without the price tag.

The 6nm SD778 features

Qualcomm Summit 2021
  • Quick Charge 4+ compatible
  • Aqstic audio technology, aptX codecs, and smart speaker amp
  • Adreno 642L GPU with 3360 x 1600, 144Hz screen support
  • HDR10+, Rec. 2020, 10-bit colour screens, as well as a full range of video encoders and decoders for up to 3 video streams at once
  • Up to 64MP single camera or 36+22MP dual (the SD780 5G handles up to 84MP)
  • X53 Modem up to 3.7Gbps (mmWave) – less on sub-6Ghz. Supports both in SA and NSA
  • 6th gen AI engine
  • 2nd gen Sensing hub
  • Wi-Fi 6E, BT 5.2, NFC and dual GPS
  • Elite Gaming include Variable rate shading

In layman’s terms, it gives smartphone designers most of the SD8XX series features at a lower price.

X62 and X65 5G 4nm modems

The announcement is for the ‘reference design’ of the gen 4 modem supporting PCs, Always-Connected PCs (ACPCs), laptops, Customer Premises Equipment (CPEs), XR, routers, gaming and other mobile broadband (MBB) devices. They support spectrum aggregation, global 5G sub-6 and extended-range mmWave, and high power efficiency. The X62 supports theoretical download speeds to 4.4Gbps and the X65 to 10Gbps.

In layman’s terms, you won’t see these for some time, but when you do, they will offer faster 5G and better global compatibility than Gen 1, 2 and 3 modems. It is also important as it supports new device segments via an M2 plug-in card capability.

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