Qualcomm confirms that the Snapdragon 732G will make its debut alongside a Poco phone
Rumors of Qualcomm working on a Snapdragon 730G successor have been around for quite some time now. Dubbed as the Snapdragon 732G, the chip was supposed to build upon its predecessor. Qualcomm has now officially unveiled the chip a week before its debut alongside the Poco X3.
Much like several other Snapdragon 7xx series silicon, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G comes with two high-performance and six efficiency cores. However, one of the two Kyro Gold 470 cores is clocked at 2.3GHz, while the other is limited to 2.2GHz. This configuration mimics Qualcomm's flagship chips, but with fewer cores. Lastly, the remaining six Kyro 470 Silver cores are clocked at 1.8GHz. The Snapdragon 732G uses what Qualcomm calls a 'Bolstered' Adreno 618 GPU.
An earlier leak told us that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G would not come with a 5G modem. While that may come as a disappointment to many, you get Qualcomm's X15 LTE modem that offers download speeds of up to 800Mb/s. Since this is a G-series chip, it supports Qualcomm's Snapdragon Elite Gaming features. The Snapdragon 732G also comes with a dedicated NPU for AI-related workloads.
Despite its somewhat mid-range nature, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G has some features that were heretofore exclusive to high-end hardware. It supports Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, aptX Adaptive Audio, and Quick Charge 4.0. The GPU can power up to a 1440p HDR-ready display at 60Hz. Based on the Poco X3's alleged spec sheet, it will likely support 120Hz 1080p displays too.
Lastly, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G's Spectra 350 ISP can record 4K HDR and 720p 240 fps slow-motion videos. OEMs can use a single 48MP camera sensor or two 22MP lenses with multi-frame noise reduction (MFNR) enabled. That number can go as high as 192MP with MFNR disabled.
It'll be interesting to see how the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G fares against equally-specced MediaTek offerings. The Dimensity 800U already has the edge over the Snapdragon 765G, Qualcomm has to put in real work to get back in the lead.