Asus And Lenovo Next Smartphones Will Feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 Plus
Asus and Lenovo are allegedly among the first smartphone makers that will feature the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus on their devices. Here is all that you need to know about the newly announced Snapdragon 865 Plus.
Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 865 Plus on Wednesday, 8th July 2020 and the company says that it is an upgrade to its Snapdragon 865 chipset.
Last year, the SoC (system on chip) company had released the 865 processor. It had also released three new processors for 4G devices in January 2020; the Snapdragon 720G, 662 and 460 processors.
According to a report from Tech Crunch, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 Plus will bring improved performance to high-end devices. It is also targeted at game enthusiasts and thus, companies that focus on gaming smartphones will benefit most from it.
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Among other features, Snapdragon 865 Plus will run 10 per cent faster than its regular version. It will also support Wi-Fi speeds of up to 3.6Gbps. Additionally, it is touted to be coming with an upgraded GPU that offers 10 per cent faster graphics rendering.
Likely, this is why Asus and Lenovo are already working on devices that will come with the Snapdragon 865 Plus processor.
For Asus, the company mentions that its ROG Phone 3 will feature the chipset. Asus is set to release the device on 22nd July 2020. Thus, it is well on track to be the first smartphone to launch with this new Qualcomm processor.
Lenovo will also include the Snapdragon 865 Plus chip in its coming Legion series of gaming smartphones. The company’s vice president, Jerry Tsao confirmed this in a statement, saying that the 5G device will bring improved ‘speed and powerful performance’.
Other smartphone makers like Xiaomi and Samsung may soon start releasing devices with the processor; because they have also used Snapdragon chipsets in the past.
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