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Snapdragon 865: Know About Next Generation Flagship Processor

The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset will sport LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 3.0

Ever since the launch of Snapdragon 855, Qualcomm has been busy on work to develop the next generation flagship processor. Now we have news about the name of the processor like the Snapdragon 865, especially considering Qualcomm’s naming procedure from 835 to 845, 845 to 855. So an 865 after the 855 was a given, but what comes as a change is the presence of two versions for the same Snapdragon 865. Based on various leaks, here we have compared Snapdragon 865 vs Snapdragon 855 specifications.

Snapdragon 865 SoC

Qualcomm is back into work to manufacture another industry leader in mobile processing dubbed as Snapdragon 865. One of the version, the more expensive one will come with integrated 5G abilities, rather than having an extra 5G chip along with the main Soc. This is what we see with the current 855 with manufacturers implementing an extra chip, depending on the fact as to whether it is being installed in a 5G device or not.

As per the trusted leaks, the two versions will be called Kona and Huracan. Kona is a place in Hawaii and Hurucan is Spanish for the hurricane. Which among the these will be the 5G integrated chip is still a mystery.

As for known upgrades, we here have support for LPDDR5X memory for RAM, better than the current LPDDR4X RAM support. Again in terms of internal storage, we have support for UFS 3.0, seen on the latest flagship from Oneplus, giving really fast read and write speeds. A future snapdragon 865 devices with UFS 3.0 will make proper use of the speed on hand, probably the next Oneplus device launching in the latter part of this year.

Snapdragon 855 SoC

Snapdragon 855 was launched in December last year and Qualcomm is really proud of it. Especially with the integration of a prime core which can clock upto 2.84 GHz, single-core performance has boosted by 45% as compared to the 845 seen before. This prime core comes along with three ARM A76 performance cores clocking up to 2.42 GHz and four power-efficient ARM A50 processors clocked at 1.8 GHz. This gives the Snapdragon 855 a multi-core performance boost of 35% over the Snapdragon 845.

The 855 also comes with an X24 LTE modem which can provide 2GBps download speed and 316 MBps upload speed over LTE CAT.20. The X50 5G modem also becomes operational with the 855.

In terms of optics processing, we have the Spectra 380 ISP on board with the first-ever Computer Vision Engine for accurate depth measuring in videos at 60 fps. For graphics-intensive tasks, we have the Adreno 640, having 50% more ALU units than the predecessor Adreno 630.

There is also the 7nm built architecture, which should allow 855 to be 20% more power-efficient than the previous 845.

Snapdragon 865 vs Snapdragon 865

Here is the early comparison between SD 865 and SD 855 based on leaks.
SoCSnapdragon 865Snapdragon 855
ModelSM8250SM8150
Process7nm (Expected)7nm
Memory TypeLPDDR5xLPDDR4x
CPU Architecture64-bit64-bit
5G ChipsetSnapdragon X55Snapdragon X50
Storage TypeUFS 3.0UFS 3.0

About Sagar Choudhury

He is a journalist at DealNTech. He writes on general Android related tech news. He contributes in other categories too. He was working for many other publications. Now a proud member of DealNTech team. He is also a good programmer and web designer. Email: sagar@dealntech.com

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