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 and Dual 5G SIM. 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
- ZTE Axon 10s Pro 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S20
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
- Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Xiaomi Mi 10
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
- Redmi K30 Pro
- Realme X50 Pro
- Nubia Red Magic 5G
- Nokia 9.2 PureView
- Oppo Find X2
- Meizu 17
- Titanium M6 5G
- Xiaomi Black Shark 3
- OnePlus 8
- OnePlus 8 Pro
- Asus Zenfone 7
- LG G9 ThinQ
- Google Pixel 5
ZTE Axon 10s Pro 5G
The Chinese smartphone maker ZTE has unveiled ZTE Axon 10s Pro 5G smartphone which arrives with Qualcomm’s latest flagship 865 SoC. The device has been listed on the official website which reveals some of its key specifications. As per the listing, the Axon 10s Pro 5G packs a 6.47-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It runs on Android 10 Operating system with latest MiFavor 10 UI. The device comes with two memory configurations: 6GB+128GB and 12GB+256GB. For optics, the phone 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 is backed by 4000 mAh(typical capacity) battery with support for Quick Charge 4+ fast charging.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Series
The first-ever phone to launch globally with the Snapdragon 865 or Exynos 990 chipset depending on the location is the Samsung Galaxy S20. It comes with an FHD+ 6.4-inch AMOLED display and a 120Hz refresh rate. The slightly larger 6.7-inch Galaxy S20 Plus and the top-of-the-line 6.92-inch Galaxy S20 Ultra also join the S20 family.
For photography, both S20 and S20 Plus comes with a triple rear camera setup that includes a 12MP primary sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide sensor and a 64MP telephoto camera. On the other hand, S20 Ultra packs a 108MP primary sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide sensor, a 48MP periscope telephoto sensor and a 0.3MP Time of flight camera.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra is Samsung’s flagship device for the year 2020 and it packs a huge 5,000 mAh battery. Whereas the other two phones S20 and S20 Plus are backed by 4000 mAh and 4500 mAh battery respectively. All of them runs on OneUI 2.0 based Android 10 operating system.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Series
Xiaomi has launched its latest flagship smartphones Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro in China with the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 mobile platform. Both devices arrive with faster UFS 3.0 storage and more efficient LPDDR5 RAM. They run on MIUI 11 custom skin which is based on Android 10 OS and features a full-HD+ 6.67-inch AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate. The Mi 10 comes with a 4,780mAh battery capacity with support for 30W wired and wireless charging. On the other hand, a 4500 mAh battery that supports 50W wired and 30W wireless fast technology powers the Mi 10 Pro. For optics, both phones come with a quad rear camera setup that includes a 108MP primary snapper, however, the rest of the camera units are different.
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.
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 this year with the Snapdragon 865 inside this time.
Realme X50 Pro
Realme is preparing its 2020’s flagship device which will be called Realme X50 Pro. As its predecessor X2 Pro is powered by 2019’s flagship processor Snapdragon 855+, so we expect, the upcoming X50 Pro will run on Snapdragon 865 SoC. The X50 Pro will have 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage. It will run Android 10 based Realme’s Custom UI skin. Other rumoured specifications include 108MP primary camera, display of 120hz refresh rate, 4500 mAh battery with support for 50W fast charger.
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. This will be the world’s first gaming smartphone that will feature a 144Hz display refresh rate.
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. The Find X2 will go official on February 22, 2020.
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.
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 this year, and it is rumoured and predicted to come equipped with the Snapdragon 865. The Black Shark 3 will be powered by the company’s latest custom skin JoyUI 11 which is based on Android 10.
OnePlus 8 Series
After announcing the next flagship chipset from Qualcomm, OnePlus is 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. Both phones are expected to launch in March 2020 with a 120Hz display refresh rate.
Asus 7enfone 7
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.
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 Note 20 Series
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.
LG G9 ThinQ
LG is preparing its flagship device which will probably be called LG G9 ThinQ. It will be the successor to the LG G8 ThinQ and expected to pack in Snapdragon 865. As for the specs, the phone is rumoured to feature 6.7-inch OLED display with an in-display fingerprint sensor. It will sport a quad-camera setup (horizontally placed) and dual flash on its rear side.