Snapdragon 865 Specs Leak out – 20% Performance Jump Over Snapdragon 855; New Details Concerning Adreno 650 GPU
Right before Qualcomm’s annual Snapdragon Tech Summit, the Snapdragon 865 specs have come forth, reportedly showcasing the performance differences over the company’s Snapdragon 855. While these differences may not appear like much, there are other features that manufacturers may find extremely useful as we head over to the start of 2020.
More Snapdragon 865 Specs Leak Reveal Qualcomm Will Once More Rely on a Single Higher Frequency Custom Core
There has already been a lot of exciting news surrounding the Snapdragon 865, but at least this time we’ve come closer to its specifications, which includes the processor configuration as well as the GPU. A step-up over the Adreno 640 found in both the Snapdragon 855 Plus and Snapdragon 855, the Snapdragon 865 specs talk about the Adreno 650. According to a tipster hailing from Weibo, the GPU will have a clock speed of 587MHz, and the improved architecture would mean a 17-20 percent performance gain over the Snapdragon 855’s GPU, although it may not be powerful enough to overtake the A13 Bionic’s performance, at least according to early benchmarks.
Sadly, the tipster doesn’t reveal the performance differences between the Snapdragon 855 Plus, but looking at the small gains the latter has over the Snapdragon 855, the Adreno 650 wouldn’t bring in a lot of gains when it compared to the slightly overclocked Snapdragon 855 Plus’ Adreno 640. Of course, what Snapdragon 865 specs would be complete without its processor configuration and luckily for our readers, we have published them below.
- One unnamed Kryo Gold core running at 2.84GHz (based on the Cortex-A77)
- 3 x unnamed Kryo Gold cores running at 2.42GHz (based on the Cortex-A77)
- 4 x unnamed Kryo Silver cores running at 1.80GHz (based on the Cortex-A55)
After running what could be a synthetic benchmark, the tipster states that these Snapdragon 865 specs also translate into a 20 percent CPU performance lead over the Snapdragon 855. While that’s not a lot, there’s one added benefit of having a Snapdragon 865 running in an Android flagship; an embedded 5G modem. According to a previous report, Qualcomm is said to release two variants of the Snapdragon 865, which are apparently internally codenamed ‘Kona’ and ‘Huracan’.
One of these will natively support 5G while the other will not have the Snapdragon X55 modem built-in. The non-5G version will most likely be cheaper for phone manufacturers as it will also mean less money is incorporated in coming up with an effective cooling solution for the next-generation modem. You should also expect better battery life, as the Snapdragon 865 specs that have not been mentioned in the latest leak state support for faster and more efficient LPDDR5 RAM.
While all this information may be a mouthful for a lot of readers, be sure to treat these Snapdragon 865 specs with a pinch of salt. After all, there’s not a whole lot of time left for Qualcomm to make its grand announcement in December, and we’ll know soon enough what this new SoC has underneath its shiny new hood.