Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 765 5G mobile platforms announced

Ruben Fields
December 3, 2019

The two new platforms focus on 5G and AI. However it's nonetheless odd that Qualcomm would select the much less highly effective chip to function its preliminary built-in 5G product, leaving the next-generation cellular normal as an non-compulsory a part of its top-of-the-line flagship 865 mannequin.

We're here in Maui, and Qualcomm today announced its latest flagship-smartphone-on-a-chip system, the Snapdragon 865.

It would be a mistake to think of the Snapdragon 765 as a stripped-down version of its higher-tiered counterpart, though some features don't quite match what you'll get with the Snapdragon 865. All of the keynotes will be live streamed on the Snapdragon Tech Summit Hub. Its flagship mobile chipset, the Snapdragon 865, will not ship with integrated 5G capabilities and will instead rely on an extern modem.

As for artificial intelligence, the Snapdragon 865 sports Qualcomm's 5th-generation AI engine, which is capable of 15 total operations per second - twice what the AI engine in the Snapdragon 855 was capable of. Both of these phones incorporate the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 that was introduced at last year's Snapdragon Summit, and it's fair to say we'd expect the eventual successor of those phones to use the new chips, as well. With the 765 providing built-in 5G proper out of the field, it implies that we'll begin to lastly see some midrange 5G telephones (not simply extremely high-end ones).

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 next to a penny.

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5G will be popularized via telecom carriers and the marketing of wire-cutting services, but the biggest impact and returns will come from connecting the Internet of things, edge computing and analytics infrastructure with minimal latency.

While Qualcomm has now officially unveiled these two new mobile chip platforms, the company has yet to provide specific details on what they offer.

We don't anticipate that the Oppo or Xiaomi phones will be available in the United States, but the upcoming OnePlus 8 Pro will most likely include the Snapdragon 865. "Our Snapdragon 5G mobile platforms announced today will continue to show leadership in the industry and deliver on the promise of scaling 5G in 2020". The first of these should be with us in early 2020. The first of these handsets will likely be announced in Q1 2020 as well.

Snapdragon 865 is Qualcomm's most powerful chipset to date.

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