18 June 2019
Qualcomm must be having a new chipset in works to launch in 2020 for the upcoming smartphones and going by some early leaks, the speculated one could be the Snapdragon 865. A Geekbench listing has also been spotted which is supposedly belonging to the Snapdragon 865 SoC. Well, the name of the chipset isn’t mentioned on Geekbench but going by Qualcomm’s naming scheme, this could be the Snapdragon 865 SoC.
Well, it’s just not about spotting the new beast on the Geekbench, rather it’s about some early stats that show the chipset is going to be a faster one over existing chipsets. There’s a significant boost in the single-threaded performance. Not only this, the chipset gains a visible increase in multi-threaded performance. Here, the Snapdragon 865 is equipped with 6GB RAM and has a base CPU clock of 1.8GHz.
Note that these are the early stats and we may see even better upgrades because the chipset isn’t fully optimized yet.
In related news, Qualcomm recently launched Snapdragon 855 Plus, a slightly upgraded version over the Snapdragon 855 SoC which has given rise to some gaming-centric smartphones.
Coming back to the Geekbench listing, the name of the device mentioned is Kona, which according to Roland Quandt is a version of the Snapdragon 865. So, this comes as evidence that the spotted benchmark is indeed belonging to the Snapdragon 865.
The Snapdragon 865 is said to come in the Galaxy S11 phone which will be launched next year. The chipset could come in two variants and internally they are being called Kona and Huracan. Both support the LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 3.0. One of them will come without integrated 5G modem.