Detailed parameters reveal what improvements Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 brings?

ByRaleigh Pothier 2019-12-24 1309

Remember the first day of the Snapdragon Summit yesterday? Today is the follow-up, the background story will not be introduced! Editor, come and give us some practical information directly. In this article, we will mainly talk about the parameters and main function improvement points of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8655G mobile platform!


Qualcomm Snapdragon 865  CPU and GPU 

Each generation performance upgrade starts with CPU and GPU, providing excellent processing power for the next generation of flagship terminals, of which the performance of the new generation Qualcomm Kryo 585 CPU is up to 25%, and the overall performance of the new Qualcomm Adreno GPU is 25% higher than that of the previous generation platform. With the support of Snapdragon 865, users can play, shoot, multitask and connect wirelessly in an unprecedented way.


AP Snapdragon 865 became its best appearance

In fact, like everyone else, what the editor is most concerned about is whether Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is 5G SoC? Here, the editor responsibly tells you that it is not, and not only the Snapdragon 865 of the generation of 5G SoC, has become a AP monolithic chip, which does not integrate any network baseband, which makes Snapdragon 865 the best it should be in the age of transition from 4G to 5G in 2020.


Perhaps, see here, some friends want to ask, why 5G SoC, is not integrated network baseband Snapdragon 865s is the best look?

It is about to talk about the era of 2020, "this is the best of times, this is the worst of times." The good thing is that more 5G phones will be born in 2020, but the worst era is that this is also an era of the intersection of 4G and 5G, and users will not know how to choose when facing 4G and 5G phones. In an era like

, Smart terminal manufacturers need a mobile computing platform that can produce both 4G and 5G flagships. Therefore, in the face of Qualcomm in the global market, based on the special needs of the development process of the global market from 4G to 5G, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is finally chosen to make AP, to better help smart device manufacturers to freely develop 4G and 5G terminals.

All in all, this is a prudent decision after considering many factors.

Here the editor has to say a few more words to avoid consumers being blinded by "people" with ulterior motives in an era of interaction between 4G and 5G in 2020.


5G SoC and plug-in baseband are just two solutions, or two ways to achieve the same goal. Originally, there is no difference between suitability and inappropriateness.

For example, in the era of transition from 4G to 5G, from the point of view of chip manufacturers similar to Qualcomm, if the result of a single production of 5G SoC, is that manufacturers who still want to produce 4G flagship cannot purchase the right products. In this way, it is obvious that the needs of all users have not been met. From this point of view, AP is a good choice.

Snapdragon 865 has more possibilities because it is a AP,. Paired with Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G modems and RF systems, its 5G terminals can provide peak rates up to 7.5Gbps.

In addition to speed, Snapdragon X55 also supports non-independent (NSA) and independent (SA) networking mode, dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS), global 5G roaming, and supports multiple SIM cards.

In addition to 5G, Wi-Fi 6 should also be standard for smartphones in 2020. At present, not many smartphones on the market support Wi-Fi 6. With the arrival of Snapdragon 865, Wi-Fi 6 will also become a standard, mainly thanks to Qualcomm FastConnect 6800 mobile connection subsystem.


The FastConnect 6800 is one of the first products to receive Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 certification. In addition to support for aptX Adaptive and Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo Plus, Snapdragon 865's newly introduced Qualcomm aptX Voice makes it the first mobile platform to wirelessly support Bluetooth Ultra Wideband Voice (SWB-Super Wide Band)), which not only brings a new level of clear sound quality, but also provides lower latency, longer battery life and higher link stability for wireless headphones and earplugs.

Smarter experience: the fifth-generation Qualcomm AI Engine

Serves as the AI capability source of the Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile platform, and the excellent performance supported by the new fifth-generation Qualcomm AI Engine and the new AI software toolkit will help create the latest level of shooting, audio and gaming experience.

According to the introduction on the spot, the fifth generation AI Engine can achieve up to 15 trillion operations per second (15 TOPS), AI performance is twice that of the previous generation platform.


Thanks mainly to the newly upgraded Qualcomm Hexagon Tensor Accelerator, which is the core of Qualcomm AI Engine, its TOPS performance is four times that of the previous Tensor Accelerator while operating energy efficiency is improved by 35%. It can provide support for real-time translation based on AI, that is, mobile phones can translate users' voice into foreign language text and voice in real time.

In addition to Qualcomm AI Engine, the new Qualcomm sensor hub (Sensing Hub) allows the terminal to perceive the surrounding context with very low power consumption. High-precision voice detection ensures that standby voice assistants can clearly and accurately accept user instructions, while enhanced always-on sensors and intelligent voice recognition further raise context-aware AI to a whole new level.


Not only that, Qualcomm neural processing SDK, Hexagon NN Direct and Qualcomm AI Model Enhancer tools have also been upgraded to enable developers to build faster and smarter applications with a high degree of freedom and flexibility.

Gigapixel high-speed ISP

Photography has long become a key application for smartphone users. Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 brings more possibilities for users in taking photos, such as unlimited 960FPS slow-motion shooting, 200-megapixel photos and so on. Many of these functions benefit from the extremely high-speed ISP of gigapixels. The


Snapdragon 865's ISP processing speed is an astonishing 2 billion pixels per second and supports new shooting features and functions. Users can shoot 4K HDR videos with 1 billion colors, 8K videos, or photos up to 200 million pixels. With 960 fps unlimited HD slow-motion video shooting, users can also take full advantage of gigapixel processing speed to capture every millisecond detail. At the same time, Snapdragon 865 implements the (Dolby Vision) video shooting feature of Dolby Horizon on the mobile platform for the first time, supporting the creation of HDR gorgeous videos for large screen use. Not only that, with the joint support of gigapixel high-speed ISP and the fifth generation Qualcomm AI Engine, the terminal can quickly and intelligently identify backgrounds, portraits and objects, thus taking truly customized photos. The


PC game-level experience game

Snapdragon 865 takes advantage of the highest graphics quality supported by the new generation of Snapdragon Elite Gaming, opening a new top-level feature for mobile terminals for the first time, and will provide a super-smooth gaming experience. Snapdragon 865 is the first mobile platform to support end-game-level forward rendering (Desktop Forward Rendering) on the Android platform. This feature allows game developers to introduce end-game-level light sources and post-processing to create a new level of realistic mobile game experience.

In addition, after OEM manufacturers provided Adreno GPU updatable drivers, Snapdragon 865 supports users to download drivers directly from the App Store on mobile terminals for the first time. For players, they can control graphics driver updates and GPU settings, thus enabling head games to achieve top performance.


Snapdragon 865 also supports 144Hz display refresh rate on mobile terminals for the first time, providing higher quality display and visual fidelity for mobile HDR games; surreal enhanced picture quality (Game Color Plus) improves game picture quality through more detail, higher color saturation and local tone mapping.

Currently, Snapdragon's game performance engine (Snapdragon Game Performance Engine) supports game-oriented millisecond optimization, and its adaptive, predictable real-time system tuning can help achieve a sustained, stable, high-performance game experience over a longer period of time. The new Adreno 650s GPU supports new hardware embedding features, such as Adreno HDR Fast Hybrid (Adreno HDR Fast Blend), which achieves up to 2x performance improvements in some operations by optimizing heavily hybrid game scenes commonly used in complex particle systems and renderings.

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To sum up, Snapdragon 865 is still a good choice for most Android flagship phones in 2020. While the performance has been fully improved, the user experience has also been further improved, and more importantly, the increase in application scenarios, so that the performance is no longer cold data, into a visible, touchable feeling, but also let users get a better experience!

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