In 2020, the Flagship Snapdragon 865 promises to give the most impressive processor for Android phones right now, owing to its all-around power, bundled 5G modem, and expansive multimedia capabilities. The company thinks it can offer something a little better for the second half of the year, as it’s just announced the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus. Previous year’s Snapdragon 855 Plus was a minor upgrade over the Snapdragon 855, so here it seems to give the same result this year as well.

So, what are the changes we are going to see this year in Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 specs?

1. Performance

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“As we work to scale 5G, we continue to invest in our premium tier, 8-series mobile platforms, to push the envelope in terms of performance and power efficiency and deliver the next generation of camera, AI and gaming experiences,” said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager, mobile, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Building upon the success of Snapdragon 865, the new Snapdragon 865 Plus will deliver enhanced performance for the next wave of flagship smartphones.”

So, from that said the New Snapdragon 865 board will deliver its customers improved speeds for the Prime CPU core and for the Adreno 650 GPU. The Prime CPU core now sees a leap from 2.84GHz to 3.1GHz, breaking the 3GHz barrier in the process. The other CPU cores don’t see any changes though. From Snapdragon 865 antutu benchmark result shows a breakdown score of CPUs scoring 184,973 points while the GPU scoring 283,302 points. The memory and UX scores are 112,050 and 86,928 points respectively. The Qualcomm® Kryo™ 585 CPU Prime core clock speed at up to 3.1 GHz (10% increase), Qualcomm® Adreno™ 650 GPU offers 10% faster graphics rendering and Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6900 compatibility – boasting staggering Wi-Fi speeds for up to 3.6 Gbps – the fastest of any mobile Wi-Fi offering in the industry – delivering performance fit for premium devices and experiences. However, the chipmaker hasn’t disclosed the actual clock speed of the Snapdragon 865 Plus GPU though.

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2. Refresh rate

The new Qualcomm is offering all the major Snapdragon 865 perks here on the upgraded chipset. That means 144Hz refresh rates, 8K video recording, support for 200MP stills, comprehensive 5G support (mmWave and sub-6GHz), and Quick Charge 4 Plus.

3. Smooth gameplay

The new Snapdragon 865 Plus promises to deliver increased performance across the board for superior gameplay and insanely faster gaming experiences, truly global 5G, and ultra-intuitive AI. The Snapdragon 865 Plus with the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X55 5G Modem-RF System said that it helps to enable truly global 5G, world-class gaming, and the latest 5th generation Qualcomm® AI Engine for seamless camera, audio, and gaming experiences. It also promises that with a full arsenal of Snapdragon Elite Gaming premium features, Snapdragon 865 Plus delivers desktop-quality gaming with first-to-mobile features like updateable GPU drivers and desktop forward rendering, ultra-smooth 5G gameplay at lightning speeds of up to 144 fps, and True 10-bit HDR gaming to provide cinematic detail in over a billion shades of color.

4. Collaboration with Flagship devices

“ASUS is excited to once again offer users the best possible mobile gaming experience with the next generation ROG Phone 3, which will be powered by the new Snapdragon 865 Plus Mobile Platform,” said Bryan Chang, general manager of smartphone business unit, ASUS. “Full specifications for the ROG Phone 3 will be announced in the coming weeks, but the addition of the Snapdragon 865 Plus ensures that the overall performance will take yet another leap forward.”

“Innovating smarter, faster technology for higher performance and more immersive gameplay has always been a hallmark of Lenovo™ Legion,” said Jerry Tsao, vice president of Lenovo’s Mobile Gaming Group. “Three years after the launch of the Lenovo Legion™ PC portfolio, we’re bringing our beloved gaming sub-brands core values of speed and powerful performance to 5G mobile gaming – where Lenovo Legion will be amongst the first to offer the new Snapdragon 865 Plus in our expanding family of gaming devices this year. Lenovo has a long history of co-engineering amazing consumer experiences with Qualcomm Technologies and we can’t wait to share more soon.”

So, it is confirmed that Asus and Lenovo will be among the first brands to support the new SoC, in the form of the ROG Phone 3 and the rumored Legion Gaming Phone.

In saying so, we previously saw the likes of Google and Samsung stick with the standard Snapdragon 855 several months after the Snapdragon 855 Plus was around. We wouldn’t be surprised to see a couple of OEMs stick with the standard Snapdragon 865 either with their flagship phones like s20 plus snapdragon 865 processors.

From these spectacular announcements what we have in mind is so many questions and a whole lot of excitements like:

What are the snapdragon 865 plus mobile be like?

What will be the price of snapdragon 865 phones?

Does Xiaomi snapdragon 865 will be released with a low price range?

What will be the snapdragon 865 release date? However Commercial devices based on Snapdragon 865 Plus are expected to be announced in the third quarter of 2020

When will the snapdragon 865 phones list be released?

How does it feel like to use snapdragon 865 5g?

Does snapdragon 865 tablet would be released too?

At more importantly what will be the snapdragon 865 price will be?

For more information about the Snapdragon 865 Plus, please visit: https://www.qualcomm.com/products/snapdragon-865-plus-5g-mobile-platform, and please visit https://www.qualcomm.com/videos/alex-katouzian-svp-and-gm-mobile-introduces-new-flagship-qualcomm for a video testimonial by Alex Katouzian.