Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 865 and 765 Chips With 5G Modems

Yolanda Curtis
December 4, 2019

Qualcomm also confirmed that there'll be a Snapdragon 765G variant, too, which if previous nomenclature is anything to go by will have a more potent GPU focused on the needs of gamers. A13 Bionic is Apple's latest ARM chipset, which powers the latest iPhone 11 series of smartphones.

Full details about speeds and comparisons will be revealed tomorrow, Tuesday December 4, but we can fully expect the 865 to bring vastly improved performance along with far better battery life.

Otherwise there'll be "advanced AI processing", Qualcomm promises, along with "select Snapdragon Elite Gaming experiences".

Qualcomm was so eager to talk about new Snapdragon chips, 5G, mixed reality, and more, it brought SlashGear - along with several hundred other media - to Hawaii to do so.

In fact, this chip will support two Gigapixels per second which means 8K video can be filmed at a pretty astounding 30fps.


As for the Snapdragon 765, Motorola appeared at the Qualcomm event to pledge that it would use the new chip to bring 5G to a wider class of devices.

So what we know is that the Snapdragon 865 will work with Qualcomm's X55 5G modem to help deliver more 5G to the world of flagship phones (like the Galaxy S11).

Xiaomi Corp 1810.HK and Oppo said they will use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 chip in devices they plan to launch in the first quarter of next year.

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.

According to Qualcomm, Snapdragon 765 supports all key regions and 5G frequency bands.


The Snapdragon 765 with Snapdragon X52 Modem-RF is created to offer peak downloads of 3.7 Gbps with upload speeds of 1.6 Gbps to rival many wired connections.

For smartphone computational photography fans, Qualcomm's 765 platform's multi-camera capture will enable telephoto, wide and ultrawide lenses without additional equipment.

Breaking through the Samsung-Apple duopoly at the high end of U.S. phones will be hard for Motorola, although the company has long had a champion in Verizon, our largest carrier and the exclusive carrier for the new Razr. But Qualcomm hasn't just announced the Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform - which was expected - but it also announced the Snapdragon 765/765G Mobile Platforms.

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