New Fairphone 5 leak reveals Snapdragon 782G and 8 GB of RAM combination
The Fairphone 5 has now surfaced on Geekbench, revealing a few previously unknown aspects about the forthcoming smartphone. To recap, Android Authority shared numerous official renders of the Fairphone 5 last month, in which it also outlined a few details about the Fairphone 4 successor. While a release date remains unknown for now, as does pricing, Geekbench has outlined the smartphone's chipset and RAM configuration.
As usual, Geekbench does not list the marketing name of the chipset underpinning the Fairphone 5. Instead, the benchmarking database outlines the motherboard name, lahaina, as well as the identifier ARM implementer 65 architecture 8 variant 1 part 3393 revision 1 and its CPU core arrangement. Upon first glance, the Fairphone 5 relies on the Snapdragon 778G, denoted by its lahaina motherboard.
However, the chipset's CPU clock speeds appear to confirm that Fairphone has opted for the Snapdragon 782G, a refreshed Snapdragon 778G series part. Although Qualcomm does not acknowledge as much in its product overviews, the Snapdragon 782G carries the part number SM7325-AF, putting it in the same overarching family as the Snapdragon 778G (SM7325). In short, the Snapdragon 782G is an overclocked Snapdragon 778G with boosted CPU and GPU performance as a result.
The Fairphone 5 will also be available with 8 GB of RAM. It is unclear whether this will be the base RAM configuration though; Fairphone sells its predecessor with 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM. Overall, the Fairphone 5 should deliver a healthy performance improvement over its predecessor. For example, the comparable Snapdragon 778G enjoys roughly a 20% advantage over the Snapdragon 750G that powers the Fairphone 4. As it stands, Android Authority expects Fairphone to deliver its fifth-generation smartphone within the next few months.