Made using TSMC’s 7nm process, Snapdragon 865 now uses X55 5G Modem-RF System that is claimed to deliver peak speeds of up to 7.5Gbps, which essentially means faster and seamless web experience, loading of cloud-based apps and more. The entire solution includes Qualcomm 5G PowerSave, Qualcomm Smart Transmit technology, Qualcomm Wideband Envelope Tracking technology and Qualcomm Signal Boost, which work together to support bands including mmWave and sub-6 in both TDD and FDD frequencies. What also boosts the connectivity is the support for Wi-Fi 6 via Qualcomm FastConnect 6800 mobile connectivity subsystem. End users are also said to witness improved voice chats and less latency with Qualcomm’s aptX Voice and Super Wide Band (SWB) voice over Bluetooth.
You get Qualcomm’s 5th-gen AI engine and Sensing Hub for improved AI abilities and personalisation. The firm claims that its new AI engine will boost the general performance and will improve the performance of the camera, audio and gaming. For instance, end-users can use on-device speech to text feature instead of cloud-based speech to text to send voice-based messages much quickly without the data being sent to the cloud, being converted and being downloaded to the device. The aim of the chipset here is to get the work done without completely depending on the cloud.
In terms of camera, Snapdragon 865 supports Spectra 480 ISP (Image Signal Processor) that will not only deliver snew camera features in future smartphones but will also work with the 5th-Gen AI engine mentioned above to identify different backgrounds, subjects for a better image. The ISP can shoot 4K HDR videos with a wider colour gamut, 8K resolution video and 200-megapixels photos as compared to Snapdragon 855’s 192-megapixels support. The chipset also supports 960fps slow-motion video capturing so one can expect these features to arrive in more smartphones by next year.
Qualcomm says it has also made gaming better with Snapdragon 865. With the support for Desktop Forward Rendering in the processor, game developers are said to bring desktop-level post-processing effects to mobile games. For gamers, this means better-looking graphics and smoother transition between animations without stressing much on the processor and possibly lesser heat levels. For the first time, the processor also supports 144Hz display refresh rate for games. The Adreno 650 GPU also boosts game scenes with ‘heavy blending’ with Adreno HDR Fast Blend.
(The author has travelled to Hawaii, US, on the official invite of Qualcomm)
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