Snapdragon 865+It looks like plus is now the theme for mobile SoC’s, at least for Qualcomm. That’s because the company just unveiled its most powerful SoC to date – the Snapdragon 865+.

Snapdragon 865+ boasts a 10% increase in clock speed over its predecessor and is in fact, the first mobile SoC to surpass a clock speed ceiling of 3GHz. It utilizes a single Cortex A77 core clocked at 3.15GHz, 3 Cortex A77 cores running at a lower clock speed of 2.4GHz, and 4 high-efficiency Cortex A55 cores running at 1.80GHz.

The Adreno 650 GPU in the 865+ also offers a higher clock speed. The chip supports 144Hz displays and uses an external X55 modem for 5G connectivity. The ISP and DSP remain the same, and support for AI-Assisted Quick Charge 4.0+.


Snapdragon 865+ also supports Wi-Fi 6E, delivering speeds of up to 3.2Gbps and latency of under 3ms, thanks to FastConnect 6900. Additionally, this also enables support for Dual Bluetooth Antenna and Bluetooth 5.2 with aptX Adaptive.

The ROG Phone 3 and the Lenovo Legion Gaming Smartphones will be the first to showcase the capabilities of the new SoC, with other upcoming flagships in tow.


Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.