Qualcomm’s supercharged Snapdragon 865 Plus is 10% faster than its predecessor

The Snapdragon 865 Plus offers a 10% speed increase and a faster GPU

Qualcomm is unveiling their new Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset, which is essentially a supercharged successor to the Snapdragon 865 that has been upgraded to deliver even better overall performance, “insanely fast” gaming experiences, truly global 5G, and more intuitive AI experiences.

The previous Snapdragon 865 was able to power more than 140 devices which is the most a single mobile platform has done so just this year; powering a number of phones across different categories. The new Snapdragon 865 Plus is posed to do even more equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G Modem RF System and having access to Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming experiences.

To that effect, it will be able to deliver “desktop-quality gaming” with completely new features for mobile like updateable GPU drivers and desktop-forwarding rendering. With its 5G capabilities, it can deliver speeds of up to 144 fps and render true 10-bit HDR gaming for richer details with over a billion shades of color.

Compared to the Snapdragon 865, this new platform offers a 10% speed increase up to 3.1GHz for the Qualcomm Kyro 585 CPU Prime’s core clock speed. It also makes Quick Charge AI available to provide battery life cycles of up to 200 days.

The on-board Qualcomm Adreno 650 GPU also offers 10% faster graphics rendering. Lastly, with Qualcomm FastConnect 6900, Snapdragon 865 Plus can offer wi-fi speeds of up to 3.6Gbps which is the fastest in the industry so far.

Bryan Chang, general manager of the smartphone business unit at Asus announced that the next-generation ROG Phone 3 will be powered by the new Snapdragon 865 Plus mobile platform.  Alongside Asus, Lenovo’s own gaming brand, Legion, announced that they will also be utilizing this new platform for their expanding family of gaming devices for this year.

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It’s expected that more devices that will carry the new Snapdragon 865 Plus will be announced sometime in the third quarter of 2020.