At the company’s annual Snapdragon Tech Summer, Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 865 processor.
While the Snapdragon 855 supported 5G, the 865 chip builds upon that to support even faster-5G multi-gigabit speeds.
“5G will open new and exciting opportunities to connect, compute, and communicate in ways we’ve yet to imagine and we are happy to be a key player driving the adoption of 5G around the world,” said Cristiano Amon, President of Qualcomm. “Our Snapdragon 5G mobile platforms announced today will continue to show leadership in the industry and deliver on the promise of scaling 5G in 2020.”
The Snapdragon 865 uses the company’s X55 Modem-RF system and is said to be “the world’s most advanced, global 5G platform.”
In addition to their 865 chip, Qualcomm announced the 765/765G helps bring 5G support to mid-range devices.
Qualcomm also announced the 3D Sonic Max which is an updated version of their ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. It has a recognition area that is 17x larger, increased security and simultaneous two-finger authentication.
During their keynote, Qualcomm brought up some OEM leaders from the likes of Motorola, Xiaomi, Oppo and HMD Global.
“5G is a focus for the entire Lenovo organization – from network infrastructure to personal devices, being the first to launch a 5G smartphone and preview a 5G PC,” said Sergio Buniac, president, Motorola. “As the mobile arm, Motorola will continue leading the 5G era with our expanded lineup of 5G solutions in 2020 — driven by the high-performing Snapdragon 765 and 865 Mobile Platforms, re-invigorating our place in the premium flagship space.”
“Our highest priority for 2020 is making 5G more accessible – bringing an affordable yet premium grade, future proof 5G experience for the best possible performance in NSA and SA networks with the Snapdragon 765 Mobile Platform,” said Juho Sarvikas, chief product officer, HMD Global. “Aside from being an excellent mobile platform for best-in-class 5G connectivity, Snapdragon 765 mobile platform allows us to offer breakthrough entertainment capabilities combined with our PureDisplay technology, and our unique ZEISS powered imaging solutions that enable fans to create and share amazing content over 5G. We also congratulate Qualcomm Technologies on the announcement of its Snapdragon Modular Platform. This innovative approach to making 5G more accessible to OEMs will dramatically streamline the development process and we look forward to exploring possibilities of working with Qualcomm Technologies on this exciting platform.”
The first devices running the Snapdragon 865 and 765 chips are set to arrive in early 2020.