The Snapdragon 865 has appeared in more than 140 devices. So it was quite logical to wait for Qualcomm to release a follow-up. Qualcomm has just released its upgraded version – the Snapdragon 865+ (Snapdragon 865 Plus).
It is similar to last year’s Snapdragon 855+, which is a frequency-accelerated version. It is also the first time in the history of the frequency of smartphone SoC to exceed 3GHz mark.
What’s Changed In Snapdragon 865+?
Both the Snapdragon 865 and the Snapdragon 865+ come with an A77 large-core architecture – three cores of A77 and four small cores of A55. The former chip’s cores have frequencies of 2.84GHz, 2.42GHz, and 1.80GHz. But the Snapdragon 865+ has managed to increase the A77 large core frequency to 3.1GHz.
At the same time, the frequency of the Adreno 650 GPU graphics core has also been increased on the basis of the Snapdragon 865 587MHz, which has not been announced. Qualcomm only said that the graphics rendering speed has been accelerated by 10%.
In addition, the Snapdragon 865+ is fully compatible with the FastConnect 6900 network platform. It supports Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6E standards and three frequency bands of 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz. the peak transmission speed is 3.6Gbps, and it supports Bluetooth 5.2.
Snapdragon 865 Series Key Parameters
The rest of the Snapdragon 865+ parameters are exactly the same as the Snapdragon 865: TSMC 7nm process, Hexagon 698 DSP unit, two 14-bit Spectra 480 IPS units, four-channel LPDDR4X-2133/LPDDR5-2750 memory.
It even continues to comes with the same Snapdragon X55 5G plug-in baseband. The peak downlink and uplink rates in 5G mode are up to 7Gbps and 3Gbps, and in 4G mode are 2500Mbps and 316Mbps.
Interestingly, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ was announced to debut in the Asus ROG 3 gaming phone later this month. But a bit later, Lenovo officially announced that the Lenovo Rescuer e-sports phone will be released on July 22. It will be the first smartphone with the Snapdragon 865+.