Mobile Devices

Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon processor to power upcoming 5G smartphones

27 February 2020

Qualcomm Inc. is touting its design wins in current and upcoming 5G smartphones for its Snapdragon 865 mobile processor.

Qualcomm said since December of last year more than 70 designs have been announced or are in development for the processor. The processor includes Qualcomm’s Kryo 585 core with a CPU clock speed of up to 2.84 GHz that has been manufactured on a 7 nm process technology.

The processor supports all key regions and frequency bands including millimeter wave (mmWave), sub-6 GHz, TDD, FDD and dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) both in standalone and non-standalone formats. Other features include the fifth generation Qualcomm artificial intelligence engine, Qualcomm’s Hexagon tensor accelerator, no limit HD slow-motion video capture at 960 fps, Dolby Vision for video capture on mobile, Adreno 650 GPU, voice assistant accelerator and CV-ISP that operates at 2 gigapixels per second.

Qualcomm said it will make 5G accessible to billions of smartphone users around the world and offer new experiences such as high-speed gaming, intelligent multi-camera capture and all-day battery life.

Smartphones that will include the Snapdragon 865 mobile platform this year include:

  • Black Shark 3
  • FCNT arrows 5G
  • iQOO 3
  • Legion Gaming Phone
  • Nubia Red Magic 5G
  • OPPO Find X2
  • Realme X50 Pro
  • Redmi K30 Pro
  • ROG Phone 3
  • Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra
  • Sharp AQUOS R5G
  • Sony Xperia 1 II
  • Vivo APEX 2020 Concept Phone
  • Xiaomi Mi 10* and Mi 10 Pro
  • ZenFone 7
  • ZTE Axon 10s Pro
To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com


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