Qualcomm unveiled its latest chipsets on Tuesday in annual Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit 2019 in Hawaii. The company has officially released the details of Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 765. Apart from 5G, both chipsets have got a major boost in graphics intense duties and will support high-resolution cameras. Both chipsets seem to be strong on paper and promise to deliver excellent performance. The Snapdragon 865 which is an upgrade from the last years Snapdragon 855 will be seen in the upcoming 2020 flagship smartphones, while Snapdragon 765 will power the midrange categories smartphones.
Both the chipsets will support 5G connectivity as standard, but Snapdragon will lack the presence of an integrated 5G modem which will be the part of Snapdragon 765G. The new chipsets will also bring major improvements in AI processing technology and overall smooth and faster experience for the users. Both chips will be part of Smartphones launching in early 2020.
Snapdragon 865: What’s new for 2020 flagships
Qualcomm’s latest mobile application processor Snapdragon 865 will be a 25% boost and 20% fast GPU compared to its last generation chipset Snapdragon 855. It is built on the 7nm FinFet process which means it will consume less battery power. The CPU consists of Kryo 585 which have four ARM Cortex-A77 cores, out of which three cores are clocked at 2.4GHz, while the prime core comes up with 2.84GHz. The remaining four power-efficient cores are based on ARM Cortex A55 that are clocked up to 1.8GHz. The latest flagship chipset from Qualcomm comes with Adreno 650 GPU which will support QHD+ 144Hz screens.
High-resolution cameras can be seen in the upcoming smartphones in 2020 as Snapdragon 865 will have Spectra 480 which supports cameras up to the resolution of 200 megapixels or a 64 megapixels camera with zero shutter lag. It can also support dual 25 megapixels camera, 4K HDR video recording at 60 fps or 4K at 120fps, 8K video recording is also supported at 30fps. It can also record slow-motion videos at 720p resolution at 960fps.
When it comes to connectivity, the SoC uses Snapdragon’s X55 modem to deliver 4G and 5G connectivity. The maximum downloading speed on 5G is 7.5Gbps while 2.5Gbps on 4G. The chipset also supports Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 for wireless connectivity. The Hexagon 698 and Tensor accelerator which is the fifth generation AI engine promises to deliver double performance from its predecessor.
Snapdragon 765 and Snapdragon 765G: 5G for the mid-rangers
The Snapdragon 765 is an upgrade from the last year’s Snapdragon 730 which comes in two variants, Snapdragon 765 and Snapdragon 765G. Both the chipsets are built on 7nm FinFet technology. Qualcomm believes that these chipsets will commercialize 5G globally as they will come in the mid-range smartphones. Both chips have an integrated Snapdragon’s X52 modem unlike Snapdragon 865. The maximum 5G speed on the X52 modem can be up to 3.72Gbps.
Performance-wise, these chipsets will improve graphic intense duties from their predecessors. Adreno’s 620 GPU will offer 20% better performance for Snapdragon 765, while 35% boost for the Snapdragon 765G which means gamers will be having a great gaming experience that too in the budget. The CPU on the Snapdragon’s 765 series uses new Kryo 475 CPU cores with the clock speed of 2.3GHz. The integrated Spectra 355 ISP can support the camera up to the resolution of 192 megapixels.