Qualcomm has already announced its most powerful processor to date, which is presented as the successor of Snapdragon 855 and 855 Plus. The chipset we talk about is the Snapdragon 865, Clear!
This new processor already has an official release date, but not an exact one. At the beginning of 2020 it will be becoming official on the first smartphone in the market.
Everything about Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
First of all, it should be noted that The Snapdragon 865 is a chipset that does not come yes or yes with support for integrated 5G. Manufacturers who want their smartphones to have this chipset and support for the 5G network, must also purchase the Snapdragon X55, which is the second generation 5G modem from Qualcomm. In addition, the American company will require that OEMs also purchase the modem, so that all phones with this processor have compatibility with 5G networks without exception, which makes it an exclusive solution for high-performance 5G terminals .
It has been revealed that it has Kyro 585 cores that represent an increase in speed and energy efficiency of 25%, with respect to Snapdragon 855, and is broken down into the following cluster system:
- Cortex-A77: 2.84 GHz main CPU + 3 x 2.4 GHz performance CPU.
- Cortex-A55: 4 x CPU dedicated to efficiency at 1.8 GHz.
The GPU that is implanted in the SoC is the Adreno 650, which also represents a speed increase of 25%, in terms of generations of previous processors, and an increase in energy efficiency of 35%. To this we must add features such as Elite Gaming, focused on improving graphic quality and providing a greater dose of realism in the reproduction of content. Support for the HDR and HDR10 + is also added in games for screens up to 144 Hz refresh rate. The processor that helps match and further enhance things is the Hexagon 698.
The ISP that we see in this new generation is the ISP Spectra 480. It offers support for recording in 4K HDR, 8K or photos up to 200 megapixels. This, in turn, will not represent an important consumption of energy, since the efficiency of the chipset in this section is very high, so there will be no overheating or other mishap due to its operation. In addition, there will also be support for recording slow motion (slow motion) at 960 frames per second in high resolution and HDR recording with Dolby Vision ready to be viewed on large screens.
Of course, just like its predecessor, the Snapdragon 865 is also capable of offering support for HDR10 +, video capture in 4K HDR with portrait mode and an ISP with computerized vision.
Artificial intelligence is another section that is not neglected in this new solution of high power, but quite the opposite: it is improved. The Snapdragon 865 comes with the fifth generation of Qualcomm AI engine, twice as powerful as that of its predecessor, providing a performance of 15 billion operations per second, 3 MB of system cache and with support of LPDDR4 (2,133 MHz) and LPDDR5 (2,750 MHz). This new AI engine is superior to its predecessor, in terms of power and range, by 35%, which is a lot to say. Therefore, photo processing, among many other things, will be much better, thus being much more accurate when it comes to capturing the portrait mode of objects for much more accurate and better accuracy (we will see what this also works in difficult situations).
On the other hand, the neural processing SDK has been updated, which together with the functions of components such as the AI Model Enhancer and the Hexagon NN Direct gives developers greater freedom and flexibility to create faster and more complete applications (in relation to the AI).
Regarding Bluetooth, Qualcomm aptXTM Voice technology makes audio much clearer, less latency and better wireless headphone connectivity possible, all while taking care of energy consumption.