Qualcomm has announced an update to its proprietary Snapdragon chip line. The flagship of the line is the high-performance mobile platform Snapdragon 865 with support for record-breaking cameras and an advanced neural coprocessor. The upcoming 2020 range also includes two modifications to the Snapdragon 765 chipset for mid-range devices.
According to the chip maker, the performance and energy efficiency of the Snapdragon 865 mobile platform increased by 25% compared to its predecessor. The speed of AI computing has also increased - up to 15 trillion operations per second. Another feature of SoC was support for cameras with a resolution of up to 200 megapixels, and the ability to record 8K video at a speed of 30 frames per second.
Snapdragon 865 supports all current 5G standards and frequencies (mmWave, Sub 6 GHz, CA, DSS, NSA, SA) and a maximum connection speed of up to 7.5 Gb/s, but does not include an integrated modem - manufacturers will have to install the second generation Snapdragon X55 chip separately.
The company also announced a more affordable Snapdragon 765 chipset with an integrated 5G Snapdragon X52 module, which, like the older solution, supports the entire 5G frequency range, but has a lower connection speed - up to 3.7 Gb/s. The line will also include a “charged” version of the SoC called the Snapdragon 765G for mid-range gaming smartphones. It is expected that smartphones based on the new chipset will appear on the market in February next year.
Detailed specifications of new products Qualcomm will announce later during the Tech Summit event.