The new Snapdragon 865+ acts as the same refreshed SoC as the Snapdragon 855+ was over the original Snapdragon 855. This sees Qualcomm offer improved speeds out of both the CPU and GPU, but the super-fast Snapdragon X55 modem is still not baked into the main chipset -- and still sees Qualcomm using a separate component.
We should see the 5G modem built into the next Snapdragon processor, which Qualcomm should announce in December 2020. As for the additional performance grunt, Qualcomm has cranked the Kryo 858 CPU up by 10%, up to a maximum of 3.1GHz.
Qualcomm has pushed the Adreno 650 GPU by another 10%, while adding compatibility for its FastConnect 6900 connectivity quite. Qualcomm says this is good for Wi-Fi speeds that will reach the dizzying heights of 3.6Gbps.
We should expect the next wave of gaming smartphones to be powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 865+ processor, with those gaming smartphones to be revealed later this year and more so in 2021.
Qualcomm has 3 key improvements that make the Snapdragon 865+ better than the normal Snapdragon 865, and these include:
- The Kryo 585 CPU has had its clock speed boosted up to a maximum of 3.1GHz, which is 10 percent higher than the standard 865
- The Adreno 650 GPU offers 10 percent faster graphics rendering
- Newly added compatibility for Qualcomm's FastConnect 6900 connectivity suite, which the company says supports Wi-Fi speeds up to 3.6Gbps
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