The most famous smartphone chipset maker, Snapdragon by Qualcomm is finally coming up with a successor for their recent Snapdragon 855+ chipset. Specifications of the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset have been leaked and they suggest a stark performance jump when compared to the two older chipsets.
The newly leaked specifications show us some drastically improved performances in terms of GPU benchmarks and the usual computing tasks. The leaks come to us from a reputed Chinese leaker who is known for accuracy.
As for the chipset itself, there seems to be an ARM Cortex A77 core clocked at 2.84GHz alongside three more A77 cores running at 2.42GHz and four A55 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. The upcoming flagship chipset is believed to be built on Samsung’s 7nm EUV process and will likely come in 4G and 5G variants.
Since these are leaks, they should be taken with a pinch of salt. Additionally, there is no word from Qualcomm yet, which is why we can't be completely certain. However, we are certain that the new chipset is bound to be launched in December this year, when Qualcomm has their annual conference.
When comparing the Snapdragon 865 chipset to the 855+, there is a mediocre jump. As of now, we cannot say how the new chipset will perform in day to day tasks, but it should be a noticeable improvement from the 855+.
Where the change will the most evident will be when it comes to GPU performance. The phone will most certainly run all GPU related tasks with a breeze. The 865 is believed to employ the Adreno 650 which should offer a 20% boost over the Adreno 640.
The CPU is also believed to be 20% faster than the Snapdragon 855+. Other speculations point that the chipset will support LPDDR5 RAM. In case you're wondering which phones will come with it, you can expect Samsung, Xiaomi and Sony as the first manufacturers to incorporate it in their flagship devices.