Just like what it did last year when it launched an updated Snapdragon 855 processor, Qualcomm continues the tradition with the unveiling of the Snapdragon 865+.
The major change on the Snapdragon 865+ is the more powerful Kryo 585 Prime core, which now runs at 3.1Ghz. This makes it 10% better in CPU performance compared to the Snapdragon 865. On the GPU side, the Adreno 650 also runs at higher clock speeds, providing for 10% better GPU performance.
Another key change on the Snapdragon 865+ is the FastConnect 6900 chip, which supports WiFi 6E. With the new chip, the Snapdragon 865+ is capable of download speeds of up to 3.2Gbps along with an under 3ms latency. The chip also has support for Bluetooth 5.2, and aptX Adaptive Codec.
Like its non-plus sibling, the Snapdragon 865+ uses an external X55 5G modem that delivers global 5G connectivity, along with the same ISP and DSP and support for Quick Charge 4.0+.
ASUS’ ROG Phone 3 is confirmed to be the first phone to use the new processor, along with the upcoming Lenovo Legion Gaming phone.