Phone processing giant Qualcomm has announced its two latest chipsets, the Snapdragon 865 and 765, at its annual Tech Summit in Hawaii. Qualcomm today also unveiled the Snapdragon 765/765G processors that bring integrated 5G connectivity, AI processing and some Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming experiences to mid-range devices. The company already teased the Snapdragon 865 and 765 along with a new 3D Sonic Max fingerprint sensor. That gives phone makers more options for ramping up the number of 5G-ready phones at a wider range of prices. We can, however, be sure that 5G-enabled Snapdragon 765-powered phones won't really be affordable, to start with.
And 5G networks figure to be more prevalent in the coming year. That Spectra could also capture 22 megapixels at 30 frames per second using concurrent dual cameras; or 48MP at 30fps using a single camera.More news: Terror checks intensify as London attack enters election fray
Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager of mobile at Qualcomm Technologies, introduced both the Snapdragon 865 and the Snapdragon 765/765G but said nothing about a enhanced "Plus" version, as Qualcomm introduced with the Snapdragon 855 Plus midway through this year.
Gaming will also get a boost with the 865 able to bring PC performance to your pocket. But what devices will feature the latest and greatest Snapdragon chip? The Galaxy S11 and LG G9 are other smartphones that we can expect to see with new flagship chipset in the first quarter of 2020. The image signal processor can support 192-megapixel cameras and capture 4K video.More news: Federal Bureau of Investigation issues warning on smart TV security risks
The Snapdragon 765 looks to continue that trend. We're waiting for details on that front, which are likely to emerge this week. "Full platform details will be shared tomorrow". And while you expected it to come with integrated 5G, that's not the case. They have also become major Qualcomm customers, with both Xiaomi and Oppo's parent group each accounting for more than 10% of Qualcomm's $24.2 billion in revenue in its most recent fiscal year. Apple has always made its own chipset for the iPhone, though it's reportedly going back to using Qualcomm's modem 2020 in order to deliver the first 5G iPhone.More news: Appeals court rules against Trump on subpoenas for financial materials