Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon chips include two with built-in 5G

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I need to get a Snapdragon 865-powered device in my hands to be able to judge this all for myself, but Qualcomm doesn't disappoint so expect some new next-gen gaming smartphones powered by the new Snapdragon 865 in 2020.

For Qualcomm, the new platforms are an opportunity to maintain its lead in wireless connectivity and ride a 5G adoption wave.

The Snapdragon 865 chipset was officially announced by Qualcomm at its annual Snapdragon Summit, with the company noting that it'll focus on 5G and AI capabilities. The latter was announced past year alongside the Snapdragon 855, an umbrella term for things like filmic tone mapping, cinematic color grading in HDR, and more.

The US firm says the 765/765G brings integrated 5G connectivity, advanced AI processing, and select Snapdragon Elite Gaming experiences.

The Snapdragon 865 is not really unexpected given Qualcomm's nearly predictable cadence when it comes to its flagship silicon.

As for the Snapdragon 765, Motorola appeared at the Qualcomm event to pledge that it would use the new chip to bring 5G to a wider class of devices.

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So, the Snapdragon 865 will include the Snapdragon X55 5G modem, the second-generation 5G modem that was announced earlier in the year.

With its new Snapdragon 765 and Snapdragon 765G chipset, Qualcomm is looking to target the upper mid-range smartphone segment.

Post updated with more details. "Our Snapdragon 5G mobile platforms announced today will continue to show leadership in the industry and deliver on the promise of scaling 5G in 2020". And while you expected it to come with integrated 5G, that's not the case. The takeaway theme this year, much like last year, is that Qualcomm is betting big on 5G and AI.

New Android phones haven't been announced for 2020, but the chip that's likely to power many of them has been named.

The US technology firm unveiled its new Snapdragon 865 platform at its yearly tech summit in Hawaii and there could be plenty to be excited about this upgraded chip.

Snapdragon 865 chipset will certainly come baked into nearly every flagship smartphone, including the Galaxy S11 series, in 2020.

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