When thinking of purchasing a new smartphone, performance plays a crucial role for most of the consumers. Talking about performance, SoC plays a major role in one’s buying decision.
The suffix ‘G’ empowers gaming capabilities which is largely welcomed by the youth, taking into account the rise of games like COD and PUBG throughout the world.
The below mentioned Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G specifications are taken directly from its official website.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G is one of the high-end mobile processors built by Snapdragon. It is an ARM based SoC found in most of today’s smartphones.
I have compiled the list of specifications in brief. Whereas if you want to know more, feel free to go through the entire article.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Specifications Quick Look
|Clusters Division||2 Clusters (Fast Performance Cluster & Power Efficiency Cluster)|
|Fast Performance Cluster||2 ARM Cortex-A76 of Kryo 465 Gold Clocked upto 2.3 GHz|
|Power Efficiency Cluster||6 ARM Cortex-A55 of Kryo 465 Silver Clocked upto 1.8 GHz|
|CPU Clock Speed||Up to 2.3 GHz|
|CPU Cores||8 (Octa-Core)|
|CPU Process||8 nm technology|
|GPU||Qualcomm Adreno 618 with support for HDR10 gaming|
|AI CPU & GPU||AI CPU- Qualcomm Kryo 465 CPU & AI GPU- Qualcomm Adreno 618 GPU|
|AI DSP||Hexagon 692 Processor with features like Tensor Accelerator, Vector eXtensions and Scalar Accelerator|
|Camera||Qualcomm Spectra 350L Image Signal Processor (ISP)|
|Modem||Snapdragon X15 LTE Modem|
|WiFi/Bluetooth||FastConnect 6200 Subsystem/ Supports Bluetooth 5.1|
|Audio||Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec- WCD9385 and low power audio subsystem|
|Display||FHD- 2520 X 1080 @ 90/120 Hz with 10-bit color depth|
|Security||Biometric, Fingerprint, Iris, Voice, Face|
|Charging||Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0 technology|
|Location||GPS, Glonass, Galileo, SBAS, QZSS, NaviC support|
|Memory||2X16 LP4x 1866, 8GB|
|NFC (Near Field Comm)||Yes|
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Specifications
An octa-core CPU of two clusters, Snapdragon 720G has a fast performance cluster containing 2 ARM Cortex-A76 cores (Kryo 465 Gold) which are clocked upto 2.3 GHz. A better clocking than Snapdragon 730G, which runs at 2.2 GHz only. Whereas the Second cluster is the power efficiency cluster that handles all the power efficient capable features. It consists of 6 small ARM Cortex-A55 cores (Kryo 465 Silver) that are clocked upto 1.8 GHz.
The usage of the cores completely depend on the workload and other batter saving user activities. At a single time you can see one cluster running or multiple cores running at varied clock speeds.
The CPU supports 64-bit architecture which is commonly seen in modern day SoCs and is manufactured in modern 8nm process at Samsung.
When compared against Snapdragon 730G having Kryo 470, the performance barely comparable. Since, Kryo 470 is also built upon the microarchitecture or Cortex-A76 and Cortex-A55.
With a powerful graphics processing unit, Snapdragon 720G has Adreno 618 GPU that gives a 75% performance increase when compared to its predecessor, Snapdragon 712.
The gaming craze has hit the market big time. Thus Qualcomm has offered an elite gaming engine with multiple features like the Game Fast Loader, HDR gaming, Game Anti-Cheat Extensions, etc.
Smartphone market is an ever growing competitive industry with consumers asking for more power, performance, elegance and power saving capabilities. For such reasons, Qualcomm is constantly improving its AI Engines, with every chipset introduced in the market.
The 5th gen AI Engine consists of Hexagon 692 Processor that features Hexagon Tensor Accelerator, Hexagon Vector eXtensions, and Hexagon Scalar Accelerator. Together they deliver enhanced gaming performance with low power consumption and less gaming lags.
The Qualcomm Sensing Hub features ultra-low power hub for audio, voice and sensors. There is also the support for multiple hardware-accelerated always-on voice assistants and echo cancellation.
Snapdragon 720G comes with X15 LTE Modem that supports Downlink of LTE Cat 15 which can go up to 800 Mbps. This is possible by having 4×4 MIMO on two aggregate carriers that can support Dual SIM with DUAL VoLTE (DSDV), at the same time.
The X15 LTE Modem brings an Uplink of about LTE Cat 13 that can reach up to 150 Mbps. The supported cellular technologies are LTE FDD, LTE TDD, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, EVDO, CDMA, and GSM/EDGE.
The modem of Snapdragon 720G also supports Wi-Fi calling with call continuity between LTE and Wi-Fi, without much call lags or breaks.
Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
This SoC is enabled with FastConnect 6200 Subsystem that increases the Wi-Fi network throughput up to 2x than its predecessors, Snapdragon 712 and Snapdragon 712 processors. With advanced features like 8-stream sounding and MU-MIMO that allow Wi-Fi 6 devices to take advantage.
The unique Target Wake Time (TWT) brings down the power savings of data transmission up to 67% down, that improves the battery life in the long run. Snapdragon 720G also brings advanced Wi-Fi security protocols like WPA-3-Enterprise, WPA3-Enhanced Open, WPA-3 Easy Connect, and WPA3-Personal.
Unlike its predecessor- Snapdragon 712 which supported Bluetooth version 5.0, this chipset supports Bluetooth version 5.1 and other Qualcomm Bluetooth technologies like TrueWireless and aptX Adaptive.
Snapdragon 720G includes Qualcomm’s Spectra 350L Image Signal Processor, the lighter variant than its successor Snapdragon 730G. With dual 14-bit ISPs Snapdragon 720G supports upto 192 MP Photo Capture supporting up to
- 16 MP Dual Camera with Zero Shutter Lag (ZSL) and Multi Frame Noise Reduction (MFNR)
- 32 MP Single Camera with ZSL and MFNR
- 48 MP with MFNR
It can easily capture 4K at 30FPS video recording. The video codecs supported are H.265 (HEVC), HLG, HDR10 (for 10-bit color depth), H.264 (AVC), VP8, and VP9.
Qualcomm Snapdragon has introduced the audio codec WCD9385 for the first time after the Chipset Snapdragon 712. This codec features a customized digital filter that has been designed with “Golden Ears” feature. This filter enhances the sound quality for users to achieve their own signature sound.
As WCD 9385 has an integrated DAC (Digital-to-Analog Convertor), it supports Direct-Stream Digital. DAC has an ultra-low Total Harmonic Distortion plus Noise (THD+N), meaning no additional noise or signal goes in for producing high quality sound.
Moreover, the AI DSP helps in achieving low power audio playback, essential for listening on Bluetooth earphones/headphones.
The SoC gives an on device display support of FHD+ of upto 2520 X 1080 at a refresh rate of 90/120 Hz which is pretty neat and elegant.
Additionally, the 10-bit color depth adds for the HDR10 video codec that helps in shooting 4K videos.
Here Qualcomm has gone one step ahead and introduced multiple security recognition support for users. Those include Biometric Authentication, Fingerprint unlock, Voice-enabled security and Face-detection security protocols.
On the device it supports for multiple features like total Mobile security, Key Provisioning Security of cryptographic keys, Qualcomm Processor Security and Qualcomm Content Protection together protecting premium content, Malware Protection, secure boot, and secure token.
With the latest Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology- Quick Charge 4.0, charging your smartphone has become lightning fast. Offering support for USB Type-C it is the number one charging technology seen in the mobile industry right now.
Qualcomm says the Quick Charge 4.0 can turbo charge your device 4X faster than the conventional charging. In addition to that, Qualcomm has also introduced Quick Charge AI that helps in conducting Dual Charging mechanism that eventually increases performance and efficiency by charging across two paths. Charging from two different paths also helps in keeping your device cool, which eventually increases battery life.
With almost all globally supported Satellite systems like GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, and SBAS Snapdragon 720G also goes a step ahead and provides support for India’s NaviC positioning system, specifically for Indian consumers.
Snapdragon 720G also provides support for GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) with Dual-Frequency (L1 + L5), that produces very accurate and robust location information even in densely populated urban areas.
Snapdragon 720G has implemented LP4X memory technology in this SoC, clocked at 1866 MHz supporting upto 8 GB RAM for vendors to choose the required memory storage, while manufacturing smartphones.
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Smartphones
Most commonly seen smartphones that are using the Snapdragon 720G SoC are as follows;
- Xiaomi Poco M2 Pro
- Realme 6 Pro
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
- Xiaomi Redmi 9 Pro Max
So there you go, I have tried to cover all the details with regards to Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G specifications. The Snapdragon 720G has been manufactured specifically for the Indian market, keeping the most used specifications under a tightly-nit budget.
Overall the Snapdragon 720G delivers a great performance and is packed with rich features that are used in mid-to-high range smartphones.