Snapdragon 865 can have an octa-core CPU with a base clock speed of 1.8GHz
A day after it was revealed that Qualcomm is ready to release its next-generation Snapdragon 865 chipset at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit 2019, the key specifications of the said chip have leaked.
The Snapdragon 865 chip is the successor to the SD 855 and SD 855+, which are the flagship smartphones launched in 2019. Now, according to a Chinese tipster on Weibo, the Snapdragon 865 has an octa-core CPU, with a base clock speed of 1.8GHz. This is consistent with earlier reports where benchmark scores, allegedly SD 865, were revealed through Geekbench listings.
Adding to that information, we now have details on the basic specifications of the chipset. The SD865 chip is rumored to run four Kryo Silver (Cortex-A55) cores at 1.8GHz, three Kryo Gold (Cortex-A77) cores at 2.42GHz frequency and a single Kryo Gold core with 2.84GHz clock speeds.
The upcoming flagship chipset features the Adreno 650 for improved graphics performance with 587MHz clock speed. And while it does not suggest a lead-up by Qualcomm in the graphics department, the company may launch a buffed version of the SD865 chipset later in 2020.
Comparing some benchmarks between the SD865 and SD855, Tipster notes that there is a 20% performance increase over the SD865 while the GPU’s performance from the Adreno 640 achieves the much-needed boost and 17-20% compared to the previous generation Performs better.
It is also rumored that Qualcomm will have two versions of the upcoming flagship chipset: one with an integrated 5G modem and the other for countries where 5G penetration is negligible.
Additionally, the chip is said to be mass-produced in early 2020, and Samsung has been roped in as a manufacturing partner for its foundry. The upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon chip is expected to be built on a 7nm architecture process with support for LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 3.0 storage.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit 2019 kicks off in Maui, Hawaii from December 3, and we should know more about the next generation of Qualcomm chips by them.