Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 alleged specs leaked on web

Just a day after it was revealed that Qualcomm was preparing to release the next-generation Snapdragon 865 chipset at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit 2019, the key specifications of said chip have been leaked.

The Snapdragon 865 chip is the successor to SD and SD 855 855+, which headlined flagship smartphones launched in 2019. Now, according to a Chinese tipster on Weibo, the Snapdragon 865 has an octa-core processor with a base clock speed of 1,8GHz. This falls in line with an earlier report where test results, allegedly SD865, were revealed through a score in a Geekbench listing.

Source: weibo

Adding to this information, we now have information about the basic specifications of the chipset. The SD865 chip is rumored to have four Kryo Silver (Cortex-A55) cores scheduled to run at 1.8GHz, three Kryo Gold (Cortex-A77 cores) cores at 2.42GHz, and one Kryo Gold core with a 2.84GHz clock speed.

The upcoming flagship chipset has the Adreno 650 at the helm of cases for improved graphics performance with a 587MHz clock speed. And while it doesn't seem to suggest ahead of Qualcomm's graphics department, the company may start polishing up the SD865 chipset version later in 2020.

Comparing some of the benchmarks between the SD865 and SD855, the source notes that the performance increase is up to 20% on the SD865 while the GPU performance from the Adreno 640 gets a much needed boost and performs 17-20% better than the previous generation.

There are also rumors that Qualcomm will have two versions of its upcoming flagship chipset, one with a built-in 5G modem and another one not for countries where 5G penetration is lacking.

In addition, the chip is said to be mass-produced starting in 2020, and Samsung has already pulled in as a manufacturing partner for its foundry. Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon chip is expected to be manufactured on a 7nm process architecture with support for LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 3.0 storage.

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The 2019 Qualcomm Technology Snapdragon Summit kicks off on December 3rd in Maui, Hawaii and we should have more information around the next generation of Qualcomm chips on them.

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 flagship processor to be announced on December 3

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