Qualcomm just launched an update to the gaming-centric Snapdragon 765G — the Snapdragon 768G. We call this an update instead of an upgrade because aside from the overlocked speed, both chipsets are built entirely on the same architecture, and has identical specifications.
In fact, it has the same pin and software compatibility with the previous Snapdragon 765 and 765G. This means, manufacturers can easily swap the old boards made for Snapdragon 765 and 765G with Snapdragon 768G chipset to give a performance (and price) boost to existing models.
With that said, the Snapdragon 768G offers a slightly overclocked speed on its prime CPU core — 2.4GHz to 2.8GHz. The performance of the Adreno 620 GPU has also been improve to about 15%. Other notable upgrade includes: support for Bluetooth 5.2 (vs. Bluetooth 5.0 on older chipsets), and support for Adreno updateable GPU drivers. The integrated 5G modem is the same as on the 765G.
Qualcomm isn’t new to lazy updates. Last year, it launched the Snapdragon 712 — an update for the Snapdragon 710. Aside from an overclocked CPU, the Snapdragon 712 offers really nothing new from the Snapdragon 710. Of course, phones with Snapdragon 712 is priced a little higher. I guess the 0.1GHz (100MHz) performance boost is really worth it.