Beyond those updates, the new 865 also has a Kryo 585 CPU that runs at 10 percent faster than the regular version, as well as compatibility with Qualcomm’s connectivity platform for Wi-Fi speeds of up to 3.6Gbps. Like the Snapdragon 865, the Plus doesn’t have an integrated 5G radio and instead can be paired with the X55 modem-RF system to support up to 7.5 Gbps download speeds and 3 Gbps up. Device makers will have to decide for themselves whether they want to include this.
Qualcomm says more commercial devices using the Snapdragon 865 Plus will be announced in the third quarter of the year. Considering last year’s 855 Plus showed up in the Galaxy Z Flip, the OnePlus 7T Pro and the ROG Phone II, alongside a slew of Xiaomi, Oppo, ZTE and Vivo devices, there should be plenty of support for Qualcomm’s latest.