Earlier this year, Wan Zhigiang, Meizu’s CMO, via its official Weibo account, said there would be no launch of this year’s Snapdragon 865 Plus. Last year Qualcomm unveiled two chipsets called the Snapdragon 855 Plus, with the more powerful one. In the form of a Snapdragon 865 Plus, we were all expecting a more potent chipset.
Nevertheless, debunking the news, Ice Universe, a famous tipster, has announced the launch next month of the new silicon dubbed Snapdragon 865 Plus. The same tipster had previously announced that a faster and more powerful SD865 + will power up Samsung’s upcoming flagship series, the Galaxy Note 20.
According to the Weibo post from Ice Universe if all goes according to plan and if there are no complications, Qualcomm will continue with the launch of the Snapdragon 865 Plus in July.
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Based on leaks and rumors, different clock speeds would be the only difference between SD865 and SD865 +, suggesting just an iterative update, as planned. The forthcoming SoC is reportedly being clocked at 3.09GHz. SD865 is clocked at 2.84GHz, for comparison.
In other news, the chipset maker also works to release a quicker 8cx Snapdragon chipset for Windows 10 machines based on ARM. For those that don’t know, Snapdragon 8cx from Qualcomm was first launched back in 2018 and was intended to popularize Windows 10 notebooks based on Weapon. Surprisingly the SoC featured not many machines. Therefore the company has not released a successor.
If the rumor is true, Smartphones could rock the faster silicon later this year before SD875 hits the markets. One of the first phones to ship with the new chipset could be the ASUS ROG 3 coming in.