New Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC Brings 20% Faster CPU and Graphics

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Qualcomm, the world-renowned mobile chipset makers on Tuesday, at its annual summit in Hawaii announced the new Snapdragon 865 and the Snapdragon 765 which comes with support for 5G integration.

The Snapdragon 865 is the successor to the popular 855 which has powered most flagship Android devices this year. According to the company, the new chipset offers a 25% faster CPU performance/CPU power efficiency and 25% faster graphics (or 35% better GPU power efficiency) over its predecessor.

Much of the specifications are still the same with the Snapdragon 855 chipset but the increase performance comes as a result of the ARM Cortex-A77 used. Clock speed remains the same so we still have the Prime core, Kyro 585 at a 2.84GHz speed, 3x performance cores at 2.4GHz, and the 4x Kyro 385 Efficiency cores based on Cortex A-55 at 1.8GHz speed.

It comes with a powerful Adreno 650 GPU which supports QHD+144Hz screens which is the same as 60HHz for UHD. Its Spectra 480 ISP brings its Megapixels support to 200 or a 64MP with zero shutter lag. For dual cameras, it supports up to 25MP, 4K HDR at 60 frame rate per second video shoot with 64MP burst images or 4K at 120 frame rate per second, or 8K @ 30 fps, as well as unlimited capture of 720p footage at 960fps.

Back in February, Qualcomm announced its X55 5G modem which is part of the package that comes with the new Snapdragon 865 chipset, that means there’s 5G support. On 5G, its download speed can go as high as 7.5Gbps and 2.5Gbps on 4G with uplinks set at 3Gbps and 316Mbps, respectively. It is Wi-Fi 6 certified, supports Bluetooth 5.1, aptX TWS, aptX adaptive and aptX voice. It has a 5thgeneration AI engine thanks to its Hexagon 698 and Tensor which makes it two times faster than the Snapdragon 855.


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