The Snapdragon 765 is a pretty great chip, combining a selection of high-end features from Qualcomm’s 800 Series with a lower price, which puts it at the higher end of the mid-range. According to an alleged Telegram leak, the next upgrade to this class will be significant. The biggest change to the Snapdragon 775 is the move to a smaller and more efficient 5-nanometer manufacturing process, as seen on the 888.

The leak of the Telegram “XiaomiUI”

; (which is not officially connected to Xiaomi) shows that like the 765, the 775 system on a chip will be available in standard and 5G variants. The design of the processor will move from the Kryo 475 to a new design designated as “Kryo 6xx” in the document, with a similar model of the reserved Adreno 6xx for the GPU. RAM will be available at LPDDR5 3200mHz, a huge boom or LPDDR5 2400mHz, which is still a modest gain. The camera’s signal processor jumps from the Spectra 355 to 570, with a maximum capability of triple 28 megapixel sensors running at once. The display supports 4K at 60 frames per second or more typical 1080p with up to 120fps.

Hardware comparison between SM7250 (Snapdragon 765) and SM7350 (Snapdragon 775), bold upgrades.

This unconfirmed hardware would make the 5nm Snapdragon 775 almost as powerful as the 7nm 870, and potentially better in some areas such as memory speed and multi-camera performance. It would not be able to go heel to toe with the 888, but then it would not be necessary – it would be used in much cheaper devices. Given that important details such as the CPU model and GPU are missing, and assuming this is a real leak, it can take a long time for SoC to appear on devices.