Today, after being featured in more than 140 devices, Qualcomm upgraded the Snapdragon 865 to Snapdragon 865 Plus. Similar to the last year’s Snapdragon 855 Plus, Snapdragon865 Plus is the overclocked version of the SD 865. Is there any other aspect apart from the frequency increase which differs both the SD 865 and SD 865 Plus? What are Snapdragon 865 Plus specs and Snapdragon 865 price? Let’s find out in this article:
200MP single / 64MP single with Zero Shutter Lag 24MP dual camera Hybrid AF, HDR video. multi-frame noise reduction
Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10, HLG
Quick Charge AI technology
External: X55 5G & RF system
5G NR Sub-6 + mmWave 7500 Mbps download speed 3000 Mbps upload speed
Cat 24 DL=2500Mbps
Cat 22 UL=316Mbps
Others: WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2
Asus ROG Gaming Phone 3
Other specs are the same for both SoCs.
Similar to the previous SoC, the process of SD 865 remains the same which is TSMC’s 7nm N7P FinFET process.
The CPU configuration of SD 865 remains the same which is an octa-core, tri cluster design with 1 high-performance Cortex A77 core, 3 mid-performance Cortex A77 cores, and 4 power-efficient Cortex A55 cores. However, the frequency of the high-performance core has been increased from the previous 2.84GHz to 3.1GHz, which marks a 9% increase.
Because of this:
Mobile SoCs Finally Crosses the 3GHz frequency mark!
Adreno 650 remains the GPU of the new Plus version of SD 865. Similar to the CPU, the GPU has also been overclocked but the new frequency hasn’t been revealed by Qualcomm. For now, we know that there’s a 10% increase in graphical performance, which according to my prediction is at 601MHz speed given that the clock speed of SD 865 is 586MHz.
The SD 865 Plus incorporated the same Hexagon 698 DSP as its ancestor. In the AI benchmark website, the old SoC scored around 50.5 points, ranking at 4th position. The new SD 865 Plus will have a slightly better score due to the CPU and GPU boosts, beating Kirin 990 5G SoC and ranking the SoC in the third position. The score would be around 57 points.
According to the leaked image, Snapdragon 865 Plus AnTuTu v8 score on Lenovo Legion Gaming Phone is 648871 points (close to 650000 points). Getting in score details:
A couple of days back, an ASUS smartphone running on SD 865 Plus was seen on the Geekbench official database. Snapdragon 865 Plus GeekBench 4 scores were as follow:
In addition, Snapdragon 865+ is fully compatible with the FastConnect 6900 network platform, supports Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6E standards, and three frequency bands of 2.4GHz, 5GHz, 6GHz. The peak transmission speed is 3.6Gbps. It also supports Bluetooth 5.2.
As for 5G networking, we have the same external X55 modem with us supporting both 5G NR Sub-6 and mmWave with 7500 Mbps download speed and 3000 Mbps upload speed. As for the 4G LTE networking, we have Cat 24 for DL with a speed of 2500 Mbps and Cat 22 for UL with a speed of 316 Mbps.
Snapdragon 865+ similar to SD 865 supports Qualcomm Elite Gaming optimizations. Moreover, 8K recording is supported and 4K at max 120fps as well. The ISP is Dual 14-bit Spectra 480 with a maximum 200MP single camera support.
Qualcomm SoCs are not limited to a specific smartphone manufacturer, so we will see a huge price range of Snapdragon 865 Plus depending on the manufacturer and the flagship. For gaming phones such as ASUS ROG Gaming Phone 3, it can price around $800+. For Lenovo Legion Gaming Phone, the price will be $400+. These two phones have been confirmed as Snapdragon 865 Plus phones for now.