Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 865 Plus, an improved variant of the Snapdragon 865. The new SOC will receive support for faster Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections and CPU and GPU cores that are up to 10 percent faster than the 865 SOC.
The Kryo 585 CPU of the 865 Plus soc is clocked at 3.1GHz, which according to Qualcomm 10 percent higher than at of regular Snapdragon 865 the case is. The maximum clock speed of the regular Snapdragon 865 CPU is 2.84GHz. The Adreno 650 GPU has also received unknown upgrades, allowing it to render 10 percent faster than the chip in the regular Snapdragon 865.
The 865 Plus soc is compatible with de FastConnect 6900-chip, which supports more WiFi and Bluetooth connections than is possible with the regular 865 SOC. For example, the 6900 chip can handle wifi 6e, which allows connections in the 6GHz frequency band. With the new chip, WiFi speeds of up to 3.6Gbit / s are possible, according to Qualcomm. The 6900 chip can also handle Bluetooth 5.2.
Like the regular Snapdragon 865 soc, the 865 Plus does not have an integrated 5g modem and is compatible with it de Snapdragon X55-chip for a 5g connection. The Asus ROG Phone 3 and new ‘mobile gaming devices in the Lenovo Legion series’ get the Snapdragon 865 Plus soc. These two devices were previously said to be would get the regular Snapdragon 865 soc. Qualcomm expects more companies to announce devices with the new SOC in the third quarter of this year.