Qualcomm Snapdragon 865: Ready for Next-Gen Mobile Devices (Page 2)

| Dec 9, 2019 at 9:51 pm CST

Snapdragon 765/765G Details

One of the most interesting things that Qualcomm did at its Snapdragon Summit was unveil the new Snapdragon 765 -- ushering in mainstream 5G. Why is this important? The more mid-range Snapdragon 765 (and 765G which has 20% more GPU performance for mobile gaming) is that they both pack the new Snapdragon X52 5G modem -- it's not as crazy-fast as the Snapdragon X55 5G modem, but it makes 5G much more mainstream.


The Snapdragon 765 also boasts AI abilities, with the new 5th gen Qualcomm AI Engine that packs some AI power for the future. The 5G side of the Snapdragon 765 sees peak download speeds of 3.7Gbps (which is still insane) compared to the outright mind-blowing 7Gbps on the X55.


CPU wise the new Snapdragon 765 packs an 8-core CPU which is split into 3:

  • 1 x Kryo 475 Prime (Cortex-A76) CPU @ 2.3GHz
  • 1 x Kryo 475 Gold (Cortex-A76) CPU @ 2.2GHz
  • 6 x Kryo 475 Silver (Cortex-A55) CPUs @ 1.8GHz

Qualcomm clocks the Kryo 475 Prime CPU @ 2.4GHz on the slightly-faster Snapdragon 765G.

We should expect to see smartphones powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 765 and 765G in Q1 2020.


Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 765 and 765G both pack the new Adreno 620 GPU, with the Snapdragon 765G variant seeing 20% more GPU performance. Think of this like the Snapdragon 855+ over the original Snapdragon 855. The 855+ was put into the fastest gaming smartphones thanks to its improved performance.


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5G goes mainstream with the Snapdragon 765 and 765G, with Qualcomm packing in its Snapdragon X52 5G modem which has up to 3.7Gbps downlink speed, offering some insanely fast connectivity on-the-go. The peak upload speed is also an eye-opener, with up to 1.6Gbps if you're living in the cloud (like most of us are these days).

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Qualcomm has support for mmWave, sub-6, TDD, FDD, and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing for -- in their own words "truly global coverage". It's a great thing to see as someone who travels to multiple continents a year with multiple devices, I'm trapped half the time -- but you won't be with the new Snpadragon 765/765G/865 powered smartphones.

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Qualcomm sees over 2.8 billion 5G connections by 2025, which is a LOFTY number.


Qualcomm has been king of cameras and ISPs for years now, with the world of multi-cameras in smartphones set to be taken to the next level with the new Snapdragon 765.

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There is support for high-end 4K HDR10+ support, with 4x the power savings over the previous generation. Qualcomm has AI on-chip that will handle normal videos and increase the quality up to closer to how 4K looks and feels. The new Snapdragon 765 supports ultra-wide lenses, as well as telephoto and wide -- so expect Snapdragon 765-powered smartphones in 2020 to have great cameras.

The SoC itself supports a single camera right up to 192 megapixels, too.

Snapdragon 765G - Overclocked CPU/GPU

Qualcomm has speed-binned Snapdragon 765 chips that will be branded as the Snapdragon 765G, this chip has higher-clocked CPUs and GPU with a 20% increase in graphics performance over the normal Snapdragon 765.

The Snapdragon 765G will see its CPU boosting at up to 2.4GHz up from 2.3GHz on the regular non-G chip.

Last updated: Dec 10, 2019 at 06:11 am CST

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