Desktop Quality Gaming
There was once a time when people laughed at gaming smartphones, but now consider that we have 90/120Hz refresh rates on high-end phones like the Pixel 4/Pixel 4 XL and desktop-class 120Hz refresh rates on the Razer Phone 2 and ASUS ROG Phone II.
But Qualcomm took it to the next level at its annual Snapdragon Summit unveiling its new Snapdragon 865 which can handle up to a blistering 144Hz on future gaming smartphones.
Qualcomm isn't a stranger to 120Hz refresh rate displays in gaming smartphones as it is, with QQ Speed running at 120FPS right now -- which is something I had to try at the Snapdragon Summit with some hands-on pictures below.
I tried it out on a Snapdragon 865 prototype handset, and confirmed it was indeed at 120Hz and NOT at 144Hz -- it was silky smooth both on the smartphone itself, and the TV. Desktop-class gaming is getting awfully close, surpassing current-gen consoles in an instant.
One of the most important parts of Qualcomm's unraveling of the Snapdragon 865 and its continued focus on superior mobile gaming performance is that the Snapdragon 865 has more consistent CPU/GPU clock speeds. This means you won't be in the middle of a game when your CPU or GPU frequency goes up and down, resulting in lower minimum and average frame rates.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming is all about providing the very best of the best, with 144Hz display support, true 10-bit HDR support, updateable GPU drivers, and so much more.
More and more gamers want premium gaming smartphones, with 80% of gamers in China wanting gaming-focus smartphones.
There are more and more gaming smartphones launching, and I suspect 2020 will see the rise of even faster and more ridiculous (seriously, 144Hz refresh in a phone is insane) handsets coming soon and I can't wait.
Last updated: Dec 10, 2019 at 06:11 am CST