Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ launched, to power Asus ROG Phone 3, Lenovo Legion gaming smartphones
Qualcomm has introduced a new mobile processor, which can also be called as the ‘most powerful’ one launched this year - Snapdragon 865+. The 5G chipset is a follow-on to the flagship Snapdragon 865 that we have seen in premium smartphones. The firm says that with this processor, it is aiming to deliver “increased performance across the board for superior gameplay and insanely fast Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming experiences, truly global 5G, and ultra intuitive AI.”
The Snapdragon 865+ comes with X55 5G Modem-RF System for 5G connectivity support and features the company's 5th generation AI Engine as well to improve the seamless camera, audio, and gaming experiences. This also includes Snapdragon Elite Gaming premium features including updateable GPU drivers and support for 144Hz refresh rate display along with 10-bit HDR.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ brings 10% increase (over SD865 ) in clocking speed of Kryo 585 CPU Prime core at 31.GHz. It also brings Adreno 650 GPU with 10% faster graphics rendering. Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 is said to deliver Wi-Fi speeds for up to 3.6Gbps.
The chipset maker says that this processor will be coming in smartphones in the third quarter of 2020.
One of the smartphones that will be the first to get Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ will be Asus ROG Phone 3. “ASUS is excited to once again offer users the best possible mobile gaming experience with the next generation ROG Phone 3, which will be powered by the new Snapdragon 865 Plus Mobile Platform,” said Bryan Chang, general manager of smartphone business unit, ASUS. “Full specifications for the ROG Phone 3 will be announced in the coming weeks, but the addition of the Snapdragon 865 Plus ensures that the overall performance will take yet another leap forward.”
Another gaming smartphone that will feature this processor will be the Lenovo Legion gaming smartphone. “Innovating smarter, faster technology for higher performance and more immersive gameplay has always been a hallmark of Lenovo Legion,” said Jerry Tsao, vice president of Lenovo’s Mobile Gaming Group Emerging Markets.
“Three years after the launch of the Lenovo Legion™ PC portfolio, we’re bringing our beloved gaming sub-brand’s core values of speed and powerful performance to 5G mobile gaming – where Lenovo Legion will be amongst the first to offer the new Snapdragon 865 Plus in our expanding family of gaming devices this year. Lenovo has a long history of co-engineering amazing consumer experiences with Qualcomm Technologies and we can’t wait to share more soon.”