Qualcomm just announced the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and 765 processors. The chipsets that will be powering most of the flagship and mid-range devices that we’ll see next year.

Serving as the successor to the Snapdragon 855, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 will push 5G connectivity. It’s said that this chipset will be exclusive to 5G smartphones, although it will still require a dedicated Snapdragon X55 modem.


The new 5G antenna will obviously offer faster download and upload speeds. It has support for SA/NSA, mmWave, and sub-6GHz 5G networks. It even has a bigger bandwidth for the sub-6GHz.

Next stop, we have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 and 765G processors. Just like the former, it will try to make 5G go mainstream next year. But unlike the Snapdragon 865, the 5G antenna will be integrated on the same chip. Just like what Samsung did with the Exynos 980.

This shall theoretically make 5G-enabled smartphones to be more affordable.


But other than the new processors, Qualcomm has also introduced an improvement to their fingerprint scanning technology, the 3D Sonic Max.

As per Qualcomm, this new technology has a bigger scanning area. So big that you can even scan to fingers with it.

And since the sensor area is larger, it can accurately scan your print wherever you land your finger on the lower screen area of your smartphone.

We already have this technology on the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10, which we saw to be less impressive than the optical method. Hopefully, the newer tech will address those issues.

Brands like OPPO and Xiaomi has already provided confirmation that they’ll launch smartphones with the brand new Snapdragon 865 processor in the first part of 2020.

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