Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 865 5G

@ 2019/12/04
Flagship SoC with 5G

Alex Katouzian, Senior Vice President and General Manager Mobile Qualcomm Technologies Inc., has announced Qualcomm's latest flagship SoC at the annual Snapdragon Tech Summit - the Snapdragon 865 5G.

He didn’t give a many details but mentioned the 7.5Gbps X55 capability, 2 gigapixel capable camera with 200 megapixel. The platform supports 8K 30 FPS video and has a faster CPU and a 25 percent faster GPU compared to the Snapdragon 855.

The Snapdragon 865 enables 15 TOPS AI performance, double last year's best Snapdragon 855 SoC. Qualcomm is betting big on AI and edge computing enabled by the 5G.

This is the SoC that will power most 5G phones in the future and you can expect them announced around late February. Yes, Galaxy S11 phones, at least in the US, will be powered by this chip.

Xiaomi’s co-founder Bin Lin announced that Xiaomi Mi 10 will come powered by Snapdragon 865. He didn’t want to share any details apart from the fact that the phone will support 5G Stand Alone and Non Stand alone.

More details about the Snapdragon 865 5G are expected tomorrow.

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