Qualcomm Announced Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform
Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform, a follow-on to the flagship Snapdragon 865 that has powered more than 140 devices. The new platform is designed to deliver increased performance for better gameplay and fast Snapdragon Elite Gaming experiences, truly global 5G, and intuitive AI.
“As we work to scale 5G, we continue to invest in our premium tier, 8-series mobile platforms, to push the envelope in terms of performance and power efficiency and deliver the next generation of camera, AI and gaming experiences,” said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager for mobile at Qualcomm. “Building upon the success of Snapdragon 865, the new Snapdragon 865 Plus will deliver enhanced performance for the next wave of flagship smartphones.”
Qualcomm highlighted the X55 5G Modem-RF System for its ability to enable truly global 5G, world-class gaming, and the fifth generation AI Engine for seamless camera, audio and gaming experiences. Other premium features suited for gaming include updatable GPU drivers, display output of 144fps through 5G connections, and 10-bit HDR.
ASUS was announced as one of the first vendors planning to use the processor. Smartphone Business Unit general manager Bryan Chang said it would feature in its ROG Phone 3, which will be detailed in the coming weeks. Qualcomm predicted other commercial devices featuring Snapdragon 865 Plus will be announced over the remainder of the year.