A bunch of phones were launched with the Snapdragon 855/ 855 Plus this year and the next big processor is on its way soon to take over next year’s market. The Snapdragon 855 was quite an improvement over the 845 of the previous year. But what lies ahead is the future of mobile communication, that is 5G. The Snapdragon 865 processor comes with X55 5G Modem-RF System for the next generation of flagship phones. It comes with support for 5th gen AI engine, up to 200MP camera, HDR10+, mmWave, Sub 6 GHz, CA, DSS, Dual-mode NSA/ SA 5G network. 5G has a long way to go but this will be a push in that direction. As far as the devices are concerned, we have narrowed down the list of best upcoming Snapdragon 865 phones. These smartphones will be introduced in 2020 as the company’s flagship device.
List of Phones with Snapdragon 865 SoC
Nubia Red Magic 5G
Nubia has teased its next gaming phone with Snapdragon 865 chipset which will carry support for 5G connectivity. It will run on Android 10 Operating System and also feature both SA/NSA network(dual-mode 5G). The upcoming Nubia gaming phone might be dubbed as Red Magic 5 which will be the successor to the Red Magic 3. Since 5G network is not available in India so we may see the 4G LTE version of the phone in India.
Nokia 9.2 PureView
HMD Global is working on its upcoming flagship Nokia 9.2 PureView smartphone. It is the successor phone for Nokia 9 PureView and expected to launch in late 2020 according to tipster Nokia Anew. The phone will have Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 865 SoC. So, we could see a 5G version of 9.2 PureView smartphone that will have an X55 5G external modem.
Oppo Find X2
Oppo is gearing up to launch Find X‘s successor Find X2 smartphone in the first quarter of 2020. The Find X2 will be fueled by Qualcomm’s 865 Mobile Platform. It will pack higher resolution, better display refresh rate (probably 120Hz) and wider dynamic range compared to its predecessor. The phone might sport Sony’s latest image sensor dubbed as “All Pixel Omnidirectional PDAF” that offer stellar photography experience.
ZTE Axon 10s Pro 5G
The Chinese smartphone maker ZTE is preparing its upcoming ZTE Axon 10s Pro 5G smartphone which will arrive with Qualcomm’s latest flagship SoC. The device has been also spotted on TENAA certification website which reveals some of its key specifications. As per the listing, the Axon 10s Pro 5G will pack a 6.47-inch OLED display with Full HD+ resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It will run on Android 10 Operating system with latest MiFavor 10 UI. The device will come with three memory configurations: 6GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB, and 12GB+512GB. For optics, the phone will sport triple camera module at the rear with 48MP + 20MP + 8MP units and a 20MP camera on the front for selfies. The Axon 10s Pro will be powered by 3,900 mAh(rated capacity) battery with support for fast charging.
Xiaomi Mi 10
Xiaomi’s co-founder and president Lin Bin has confirmed the existence of the next Mi flagship Mi 10 Pro when replied to a fan in Chinese social media platform Weibo. It will be the successor to the Mi 9 Pro. Now the company has confirmed its younger sibling Mi 10 will pack Snapdragon 865 SoC under the hood. Other specs may include 108MP primary sensor, Android 10 based MIUI 11 and 66W fast charging technology. The device could feature a 6.5 inch OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate.
The upcoming Meizu 17 smartphone from the Chinese firm Meizu will be powered by the Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 865 processor. This confirmation comes from Meizu’s official Weibo account. The post also says “See you in spring 2020.” that means we can expect the device to be launched in the Q1, 2020. As it is a flagship phone, we will see top-notch specifications out of the box.
Titanium M6 5G
Chinese luxury Smartphone manufacturer 8848 announced Titanium M6 5G phone with Snapdragon 865. With 12GB of RAM and 1TB of internal storage, the M6 5G sport a 64MP camera that can shoot 100MP photos through advanced interpolation. It boasts a 6.01-inch AMOLED display. The phone will not be available until the first quarter of 2020 because of the availability of the flagship processor. With this announcement, Titanium M6 5G becomes the first Smartphone to have Snapdragon 865 on it.
Samsung Galaxy S11 and S11+
The first-ever phone to launch globally with the Snapdragon 865 will be the Samsung Galaxy S11 and the S11+ which will be launched in the US and a few selected markets only. This would be Samsung’s flagship device for the year 2020. The S11 is said to come with 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor that supports 8K@30fps video recording. The S11 lineup is expected to launch on February 18, 2020.
Xiaomi Black Shark 3
Gaming phones are more than before now and Xiaomi’s very own gaming phone lineup, Shark always is one of the first ones to grab the best Qualcomm processor for their next device. The next phone will be the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 launching next year, and it is rumoured and predicted to come equipped with the Snapdragon 865.
OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro
As soon as Qualcomm releases the next flagship chipset, OnePlus will be there to get that one powering their next OnePlus device, that is the OnePlus 8 and also their next pro edition series device OnePlus 8 Pro. They take pride in the fact that their devices always feature top of the line hardware and not having the next Snapdragon 800 series chip is just not something Oneplus would let to happen.
Redmi K30 Pro
The Redmi K20 Pro has been a hit so far for the price to value ratio of the device. It packs in the best hardware for every user with the price kept as minimum as possible. Xiaomi will continue on this and we will see a Redmi K30 Pro next year with the Snapdragon 865 inside this time.
Google Pixel 5
Google launches one or two phones every year(with different variants) and their phones always feature the top Snapdragon processor of that time. So obviously we will see Google continuing on that trend and installing the best hardware from Qualcomm on their annual offerings.
Samsung Galaxy Note11 and Note11+
Samsung has two flagship series, one is the S series and the other is the Note series. The Note lineup has been a stand out from Samsung except one device which has a hardware malfunctioning. Other than that with the Note Series, you get a huge display with the best hardware on market along with customary Samsung Note accessories made for people who use their phone as an all in one device. So the next Note device from Samsung will have the Snapdragon 865 inside it.
This is a bit stretched since the Poco F2 has not launched yet. But it will within this year and it will pack in the Snapdragon 855. So for the Poco F3, we will have the upcoming Snapdragon 865.
The Asus 6Z with the flip camera and Snapdragon 855 with a price under 35,000 rupees is very compelling to anyone looking for a new device. After a while now Asus has finally gained market in India and other markets as well with their price to value offerings. Their flagship Z series always packs in the latest Snapdragon processor as soon as it launches, as we saw with the Snapdragon 855 and the 6Z. So the Asus 7z or Zenfone 7 will have the next Snapdragon beast, that is the Snapdragon 865.
Realme X50 Pro
Realme is preparing its 2020’s flagship device which will probably be called Realme X50 Pro. As its predecessor X2 Pro is powered by 2019’s flagship processor Snapdragon 855+, so we expect, the upcoming X3 Pro will run on Snapdragon 865 SoC. Other rumoured specifications include 108MP primary camera, display of 120hz refresh rate, 4500 mAh battery with support for 50W fast charger.