Snapdragon 865 is an upcoming chipset from the industry leader Qualcomm. The company has already confirmed that the new chip allegedly called Snapdragon 865 will be commercially available in the first half of 2020. The company has already started sending samples to the manufacturer for internal testing. There is no doubt that most of the flagship smartphones of 2020 will the Snapdragon 865 processor under the hood. In this article, we will be comparing Snapdragon 865 vs Snapdragon 855. So without any further ado, let’s get started.
Snapdragon 865 vs Snapdragon 855 comparison
Hardware & GPU
The Snapdragon 855 uses a tri-cluster octa-core CPU with 1x 2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485, which is one of the most powerful processors of 2019. In fact, it has an upgraded version dubbed as Snapdragon 855 Plus with overclocked CPU with 2.96GHz max. frequencies. However, the Snapdragon 855 is built on 7nm process, but the Snapdragon 865 will arrive with TSMS’s next-generation 7nm EUV process with enhanced power efficiency and stability.
We won’t be surprised if Snapdragon touches 3GHz mark of higher cores. The GPU provided with the SD855 is Adreno 640, which can easily handle the graphics-intensive tasks smoothly. Undoubtedly, new Adreno likely to call 750 will power the Snapdragon 865 to extend the GPU capabilities to the next level.
Connectivity and 5G modem
The Snapdragon 855 comes with the X50 Modem, that is externally attached with the motherboard. The Snapdragon 865 is said to arrive in two variants. One will focus on 5G and the company has already confirmed that its upcoming chipset will have integrated 5G modem to make it power efficient and cost-effective. Rest of the connectivity options are also expected to see a major improvement.
In the GeekBench test, the Snapdragon 855 normally scores around 3,300-3,400 for single-core and roughly 10,000 for multi-core. On the other hand, A device with model number “QUALCOMM Kona” surfaced on GeekBench suspected to be Snapdragon 865 with 4149 points for the single-core and 12915 points for the multi-core results. Looking at the scores, we can expect a powerful CPU all around.
Apart from that, we don’t have other benchmarking scores available for Snapdragon 865. As soon as we get, we will update it here. Overall, the Snapdragon 865 seems to be a worthy upgrade in all aspects.