Getting closer to the end of 2019 means we should be expecting the next flagship chipset from Qualcomm. The successor to the Snapdragon 855+ is believed to be called the Snapdragon 865 and its preliminary specs were leaked by a reliable Chinese tipster. Qualcomm already announced it's holding its annual Tech Summit in early December and we can expect the Snapdragon 865 to make its official appearance then.
The upcoming flagship chipset is believed to be built on Samsung’s 7nm EUV process and will likely come in 4G and 5G variants. Diving into the specs the new leak suggests the Snapdragon 865 will come with a main ARM Cortex A77 core clocked at 2.84GHz alongside three more A77 cores running at 2.42GHz and four A55 cores clocked at 1.8GHz.
On the GPU side, the 865 is believed to employ the Adreno 650 which should offer a 20% boost over the Adreno 640.
The CPU is also believed to be 20% faster than the Snapdragon 855+. Other speculations point that the chipset will support LPDDR5 RAM and we should see Samsung, Xiaomi and Sony as the first manufacturers to incorporate it in their flagship devices.
Because it can get more work done for each cycle. The less you do, the easier it is to get higher mhz. They are choosing to get more work done per cycle.
I'm very confused, will Snapdragon 865 be slower than SD 855+ since it has lower GHz? How can the 865 CPU have 20% more performance if it's slower? I wanted to buy my first flagship to emulate up to 3DS games but the early Citra emulators are sl...
The chips are already quite fast for most people, the only meaningful improvements are enhanced battery life and lesser heat dissipation. Not everyone wants to play bloated games at max resolution on their phones.