Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 732G as the successor to the SD 730G

Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G SoC announced

Qualcomm has now announced the successor to 2019’s Snapdragon 730G. We saw the chipset being featured in some of the popular non-5G mid-range devices like the POCO X2 and the recently launched Google Pixel 4a. The newly announced Snapdragon 732G looks to build on that popularity. Read along to know more about the specs, features, and availability of Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G Overview

To clear things off, Snapdragon 732G is not a chipset that Qualcomm has built from the ground up. It’s more like a refinement of the existing Snapdragon 730G rather than a complete overhaul of the same mobile chipset. Qualcomm has made the same kind of changes that it did to differentiate the Snapdragon 865+ from the Snapdragon 865.

Upgrades

The first change is in the Prime core. The 730G comes uses two 470 Kryo cores as performance cores. One of the two cores (referred to as Prime core) is now clocked at 2.3GHz compared to 2.2GHz on the 730G. The rest of the core configuration has remained the same. The other performance core is still clocked at 2.2GHz. Similarly, the rest of the Kryo 470 cores (efficiency cores) are clocked at 1.8Ghz. The GPU remains the same Adreno 618 that we earlier saw in both Snapdragon 730G and 720G. However, Qualcomm has figured out a way to boost the performance by up to 15%.

With these changes, there will be no noticeable performance difference in normal tasks. However, users could enjoy a slightly better gaming performance with the 732G because of its higher-clocked Prime cores.

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Things Unchanged

The rest of the specs are similar to that of Snapdragon 730G. It is manufactured under an 8nm process node and is equipped with Qualcomm’s fourth-gen AI engine and Snapdragon X15 LTE Modem. The chipset is Wi-Fi ax-ready. Like the 730G, it also comes with select Snapdragon Elite Gaming features such as support for Vulkan 1.1 API, Game Junk Reducer, HDR10 gaming, and physically-based rendering for a smoother gaming experience.

Similar chipsets

With the latest 732G, we have a number of chipsets that are almost similar in terms of their specs. To start off, SD 730G is SD 730 but with gaming-centric improvements including the Elite Gaming features. Similarly, there is no much difference between the 720G and 730G as well.

720G 730G 732G
Performance/ big Cores 2 x 2.3 GHz Kryo 465 2 x 2.2 GHz Kryo 470 (1 x 2.3 GHz Kryo 470) + (1 x 2.2 GHz Kryo 470)
Efficiency / little Cores 6 x 1.8 GHz Kryo 465

6 x 1.8 GHz Kryo 470

GPU Adreno 618 Adreno 618 (15% performance boost)
Fast Charging Quick Charge 4 Quick Charge 4+
Modem Snapdragon X15 Modem
Process Node 8nm
Elite Gaming Features Yes (select features only)
Image Signal Processor Qualcomm Spectra 350L
Wifi/Bluetooth Subsystem Qualcomm FastConnect 6200

Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G Availability

POCO will be the first brand to incorporate the new chipset in its smartphone. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G will be used in the upcoming POCO X3 NFC.

  • Check out our review of POCO X2!