On the first day of the ongoing Snapdragon Tech Summit 2019 in Hawaii, Qualcomm announced its next flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 865 chip. The SoC includes an option to have a 5G modem (Snapdragon X55 Modem-RF System) integrated and is designed for the premium devices. On the second day, the company explained what the chip is capable of doing and revealed that it comes with support for 5G, 200MP cameras, 144Hz displays and an improved performance.
According to Qualcomm, the latest flagship SoC will help improve gaming performance, and can push PUBG Mobile to 90fps refresh rate. The company also said that PUBG Mobile will get support for true 10-bit HDR. It essentially means that with 90Hz displays said to become a mainstream in 2020, PUBG Mobile players will be able to play the game on the highest quality available that will be much smoother than it is now. Due to true 10-bit HDR support, we can also see better dynamic range.
The Snapdragon 865 is said to have 25 per cent faster CPU performance (or power efficiency) and 20 per cent faster graphics as compared to the Snapdragon 855. The CPU power is due to the ARM Cortex-A77 performance cores. There is a Prime core (Kryo 585) which is clocked up to 2.84 GHz, three Performance cores (Kryo 585) clocked up to 2.4 GHz, and four Kryo 385 (based on Cortex-A55) Efficiency cores clocked up to 1.8 GHz. When it comes to graphics, the new Adreno 650 GPU supports QHD+ 144Hz screens (or UHD 60Hz). The Snapdragon 865 is Wi-Fi 6 certified and supports Bluetooth 5.1.
Apart from these, the US-based chipmaker also launched the Snapdragon 765 and 765G midrange processors that will have a new Snapdragon X52 5G modem integrated into them. Just like the flagship, these mid-tier chipsets also come with Qualcomm’s 5th-gen AI Engine, which is claimed to be 2X faster than the one on the last year’s Snapdragon 855 flagship. , The Hexagon 698 and Tensor accelerator are responsible for the performance.
There is also 3D Sonic Max, the latest version of our ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. Qualcomm says that the solution offers a recognition area that is 17 times larger than the previous generation. This helps in increased security via simultaneous two-finger authentication, and increased speed. Qualcomm is also the first company to commercially launch ultrasonic fingerprint solution that debuted in the Samsung Galaxy S10 Series of smartphones.