Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus: Made for Gamers
Two years back when Qualcomm released its Snapdragon 845 processor, it was one of the best processors for gaming at that time. So, smartphone companies used the Snapdragon 845 in their Flagship mobile phones. Asus, one of the smartphone manufacturing company is more concerned with gaming mobile phones. At that time they were working on Asus ROG Phone and they wanted it to be the fastest gaming smartphone. So, they reach out to Qualcomm and demanded higher clock speed and a cooling fan in the Snapdragon 845. Qualcomm worked on the Snapdragon 845 chip and with some tweaks, they achieved higher clock speed. Asus used this modified chip in their smartphone and at that time it became the fastest gaming smartphone.
Something similar was seen last year, and when Qualcomm launched it Snapdragon 855 chip. A few months later they also announced Snapdragon 855+ which has a higher clock speed than the Snapdragon 855 and with increased GPU performance. The Snapdragon 855+ chip was used in Asus ROG Phone ||.
On a similar basis, for this year Qualcomm announced its flagship chip Snapdragon 865 in December 2019, and now they have announced Snapdragon 865 Plus. Asus ROG Phone ||| will be the first phone to feature the new Snapdragon 865 Plus chip which is expected to be launched on 22 July 2020 at a price of around Rs. 72,990.
Snapdragon 865 Plus vs Snapdragon 865: Upgradation and Improvements
Qualcomm is writing the prime core on Snapdragon 865+ at 3.1 GHz, which breaks that 3 GHz boundary whereas the prime core in the Snapdragon 865 is clocked at 2.8 GHz. So it is a significant increase in the CPU clock speed. On the GPU side, Qualcomm says that it is about 10% faster than the GPU of Snapdragon 865 which is pretty good too because the GPU in Snapdragon 865 is already very good.
This year Qualcomm has also given a connectivity boost to its new chip. They have upgraded the 865 Plus to the fast connect 6900 suite. You will be getting Wifi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 in the new Snapdragon 865 Plus which you might also see in the upcoming Snapdragon 875 processor.