“Snapdragon 865 AnTuTu benchmark score surpassed Snapdragon 855 Plus, Kirin 990 5G and even the latest MediaTek Dimensity 1000”
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC was announced recently and will power most Android flagship phones in 2020. It succeeds the Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset, and we now have some idea on just how powerful the new SoC is. A reference device (codenamed ‘Kona’) with the Snapdragon 865 chipset has hit AnTuTu benchmarks and scored an impressive 568,919, thereby blowing away the competition. For comparison, Snapdragon 855 averaged around 450,000. The Snapdragon 865 has managed to surpass Snapdragon 855 Plus, Kirin 990 5G and even the latest MediaTek Dimensity 1000.
Considering it’s just a reference device, the final product from manufacturers might score even higher or slightly lower than this and to know that for sure, we will have to wait for a couple of months at least. Samsung Galaxy S11 is expected to be one of the earliest flagships to use the Snapdragon 865 SoC. Qualcomm claims that Snapdragon 865 offers 25 percent improvement in CPU and GPU performance, 2x performance increase in AI tasks and lower power consumption. The chipset comes with Snapdragon Elite Gaming and supports displays with up to 144Hz refresh rates. The chip also features 10-bit HDR as well.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset has support for 5G modem-RF System with up to download speeds of up to 7.5Gbps and up to 2gigapixels per second speed for imaging. It is built on TSMC’s 7nm fabrication process and rocks Kyro 585 CPU and Adreno 650 GPU for graphics. The latest chip from the San-Diego company uses ARM Cortex-A77 cores, where the prime core is clocked at 2.84GHz and three cores running at 2.4GHz. The other four cores are power-efficient cores with 1.8GHz clock speed and are based on ARM Cortex-A55. In terms of camera, the Snapdragon 865 features Spectra 480 ISP and supports camera resolution of up to 200-megapixels, can record 8K videos at 30 fps and supports Dolby Vision standard. It uses the 2nd-gen X55 model for 5G connectivity.