Qualcomm is entirely occupied with designing and building next-gen processors for next-gen smartphones that are coming out this year and beyond. Their new CPU will have 5G connectivity, which will be the big thing in 2020. The processor will get upgraded bandwidth memory, but it will not have higher speeds. It will be called Qualcomm Snapdragon 865.
Currently, the Snapdragon 855 CPU has been upgraded to the 855+ version. This model is being used all over the place. Smartphones that are built for gaming, like the One Plus 7 Pro, use the CPU, as well as other top-notch devices.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Specs
As we do not officially know that the next CPU from Qualcomm will be called the 865, we can assume that the leak that says Qualcomm Kona is a code name for it. We also find out that the CPU is currently being tested in a phone that’s running Android 10.
The tests that were performed happened to be on an Android version that supports 64Bit architecture. The ability of the CPU to support this architecture means that it could theoretically be powerful enough to be incorporated in laptops. Qualcomm already has this market covered with its development of the Snapdragon 8cx that supports Windows 64Bit.
Codename Qualcomm Kona has eight cores and a base of 1.8 GHz. The Gold and Silver arrangement from the Snapdragon 855 is probably being implemented on the new CPU. The core configuration is 4 by 4, in which the Gold row is heavy on performance and speed while the Silver row is reserved for basic processes.
5G modem variant
The major attraction of the 865 is that it is probably getting a 5G modem incorporated in its system. Rumors are flying that two 865 CPUs will be made, one with the 5G tech and one without it. Much like smartphone manufacturers are doing with some models in their lineup.
5G connectivity is something very new and will require a few years at least for proper worldwide infrastructure to be setup. The smartphone companies know this and are merely experimenting with the tech at the moment. 2020 will see more 5G connectivity options.
Daniel Kiss is the senior editor for News Lair. Daniel was working as a writer since he finished high-school, first for local papers then he started online, nowadays he likes to write about the latest games and tech innovations.