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Which Qualcomm Snapdragon processors will get the best Android smartphones in 2020?

Qualcomm introduced three new Snapdragon processors at once: 765, 765G and 865. This happened at the annual Snapdragon Tech Summit. Let's talk in more detail about the processors that will receive the best Android smartphones next year.

Snapdragon 765 and 765G

Two brothers, one of which is a little more powerful. There is practically no difference between them. The differences are only in the overclocked Kryo 475 cores and the 10% faster Adreno 620 graphics system in the older model.

Both processors consist of their own cluster of cores called Kryo 475. For clarity, I will show in the tablet the expected composition of this cluster:

Snapdragon 765
Snapdragon 765G

Single core Cortex-A76
2.3 GHz
2.4 GHz

Single core Cortex-A76
2.2 GHz
2.2 GHz

Six Cortex-A55 Cores
1.8 GHz
1.8 GHz

Just in case, I’ll clarify that this is not a typo and each processor has really two Cortex-A76 cores operating at different frequencies.

These processors came to replace the 730 and 730G. Now here is the process technology reduced from 8 to 7 nm. But the main innovation is the modem. Both processors are equipped with X52. And this modem works in the fifth generation networks!

Oddly enough, but these are the only processors with native 5G support. What the flagship Snapdragon 865 does not have.

Both processors can work with a camera that takes pictures with a resolution of 192 megapixels (stop, please), records 4K HDR 10 video with program portrait mode, and there is also support for Rec. 2020 and 10 bits per channel. The 14-bit Spectra 355 processor is responsible for image processing.

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There is support for RAM type LPDDR4X with a frequency of up to 2133 MHz.

Snapdragon 865

For you, the flagship new Qualcomm may be more interesting. As expected, it was called Snapdragon 865. Interestingly, the maximum processor frequency, in comparison with the 855th “snap”, did not increase at all, but remained at 2.84 GHz.

Despite the fact that the core cluster is now called Kryo 585, rather than 485, the main parameters have not changed at all: one Cortex-A77 core, operating at a frequency of 2.84 GHz, three more of the same core, but already operating at a frequency of 2.42 GHz Complete with them are four Cortex-A55 cores with a frequency of up to 1.8 GHz.

But there are still changes in the CPU. This is the doubled cache of the third level sL3 from two to four megabytes. All this gives an increase in productivity and energy efficiency by as much as a quarter – a good indicator for a new generation of processors.

This processor can be paired with RAM up to 16 GB of class LPDDR5 with a frequency of up to 2750 MHz.

Updated and the graphics processor. Instead of the Adreno 640, the Adreno 650 is now here. According to Qualcomm, its performance has increased by 20% compared to the previous Snapdragon 855, and energy efficiency by 35%.

Another feature is updating drivers for the Adreno 650. That is, Qualcomm itself will be engaged in their development, and it will be possible to update without updating Android. Let's hope that the company will work on these updates.

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Which Qualcomm Snapdragon processors will get the best Android smartphones in 2020?Snapdragon 865 processor and Snapdragon X55 modem. Source: Tom’s Guide

The Spectra 480 coprocessor is responsible for image processing. It allows you to take pictures in 200 megapixels (they will never stop, right?). Also, the new processor will allow you to simultaneously shoot video in 4K and take pictures with a resolution of 64 megapixels. And this is a wild increase: on the 855th snap, this can only be done in Full HD, and the pictures will be with a resolution of 2 (TWO) MP. The maximum frame rate when shooting in 4K is 120 fps. There will be a possibility of shooting in 8K, but here already without HDR. Apparently, Qualcomm leaves all these buns for the next few years.

The new DSP Hexagon 698 is capable of performing up to 15 trillion operations per second – in this case, productivity has doubled, and energy efficiency by a third.

The “stone" itself is simply atas. True, it is unclear how many smartphone manufacturers will use its capacity at least half. But one thing is for sure: for such smartphones they will ask for very large amounts. What is the 16 gig LPDDR5 type operative worth!

True, it does not have 5G support. Despite the obvious minus, this is a plus: Snapdragon 865 for smartphone manufacturers will be relatively cheap. If the manufacturer wants to implement support for 5G, then the Snapdragon X55 modem comes to the rescue – a long-standing development of Qualcomm, shown two years ago.

In addition, fifth-generation networks are not relevant for residents of Russia – we have 5G implementation, apparently, is delayed for several years. So it’s not worth saddening much about this news.

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