Top 10 Upcoming Snapdragon 865 Smartphones By Realme, Xiaomi, Oppo, OnePlus, Motorola, Google, Samsung

Qualcomm has finally unveiled the much-awaited Snapdragon 865 chip, the flagship chip which will power next year’s top-end smartphones. Already companies have confirmed smartphones to be running on Snapdragon 865, and the list is long.

Top 10 Upcoming Snapdragon 865 Smartphones By Realme, Xiaomi, Oppo, OnePlus, Motorola, Google, Samsung

Realme and Xiaomi will be the first companies to launch smartphones with Snapdragon 865.

Launched at the Snapdragon Summit 2019, major smartphone companies at the event confirmed smartphones to be powered by the new age 5G chip. Here’s what has got better on Snapdragon 865, and the upcoming Snapdragon 865 smartphones in India.


Snapdragon 865 vs Snapdragon 855 Plus: What’s New & Better?

An upgrade over the current best Snapdragon 855 Plus platform, the all new Snapdragon 865 packs in a slew of latest features offering the best of the features you can experience on a smartphone. Snapdragon 865 has better 5G speeds, improved gaming performance, enhanced photo and video quality and user experience.

Snapdragon 865 is packed by Kryo 585 CPU, Adreno 650 GPU, Spectra 480 ISP, Hexagon 698 processor and a sensing hub.

The new CPU can run up to 2.84GHz to 20 percent faster graphics rendering than the predecessor with 35 percent increase in the power efficiency for intense tasks and support up to 144Hz refresh rate.

The Qualcomm Spectra 480 Image Signal Processor can boost up megapixel count to as high as 200MP on Snapdragon 865 with ability to shoot videos in 8K.

Snapdragon 865 will offer faster download speeds up to 7.5Gbps with the Snapdragon X55 5G modem able to peak download speeds with mmWave and sub-6 standards employing Dynamic Spectrum Sharing, a technology which combines 5G and 4G spectrum to offer the best throughput.

Upcoming Snapdragon 865 Smartphones In India, Upcoming Snapdragon 865 Phones

Snapdragon 865 is set to power the next range of flagships starting in early 2020. Here are the upcoming Snapdragon 865 smartphones in India.

Xiaomi Mi 10

Xiaomi Mi 10 has been officially confirmed by the company, and the company VP and co-founder Bin Lin confirmed that its next flagship. Xiaomi Mi 10 will be powered by Snapdragon 865, announced by the company chief at the ongoing Qualcomm Summit in Hawaii. This is not the first time Xiaomi has announced a flagship smartphone at the summit, the Xiaomi Mi 8 and Xiaomi Mi 9 were also announced on stage in Hawaii with the then latest Snapdragon flagship chips. 

Mi 10 will be the company’s next top flagship smartphone with the best of the specs preceding Mi 9, launched back in February. Xiaomi is yet to share the details, but the Mi 10 global launch is expected in the first quarter of 2020.

Redmi K30 Pro

With the first smartphone of the Redmi K30 series already out, the next K30 Pro is set to arrive in 2020. Redmi K20 Pro in India has been quite successful, and it’s currently a bestseller in the entry premium flagship segment. Just as Redmi K30, the Redmi K30 Pro will also pack in a wide range of top specs. K30 Pro will don the latest Qualcomm flagship chip: Snapdragon 865 along with other premium features.

Redmi K30 Pro will sport a AMOLED display offering 120Hz refresh rate, a quad camera setup powered by 64MP main camera, punch-hole styled display, in-display fingerprint sensor, 12GB RAM with upto 256GB storage, 5G connectivity (in India, 4G variant will launch) and fast charging capabilities.

Realme X3 Pro

Realme has already unveiled Realme X2 and Realme X2 Pro, and they will be upgrading the current mid-range flagship Realme devices in less than two quarters. Realme X3 Pro will be a part of the earlier Realme X series expected to come with a better display and other specs. The company may opt for a punch-hole display this time for Realme X3 Pro with Snapdragon 865 powering the smartphone.

With the penta camera fever catching up, Realme X3 Pro might come with penta camera powered rear camera systems. Realme X3 Pro will succeed X2 Pro with an expected design upgrade and some additional functionalities. Realme X3 Pro will arrive in the second half of 2020.

Realme Snapdragon 865 Flagship

Realme has confirmed its first-ever 5G smartphone, the Realme X50. The company CEO has previously confirmed that the Realme 5G phone i.e Realme X50 will also launch in India once the 5G infrastructure is ready in the country. The will also launch another gaming flagship in 2020 running on Snapdragon 865 with 5G capabilities. The company has officially announced another 5G Realme smartphone, and it’s going to be called Realme X50. As the other Realme 5G phone, the Realme Snapdragon 865 gaming flagship will support dual-mode NSA and SA 5G network.

As any other 5G device in the market available right now, the Realme Snapdragon 865 gaming flagship will support dual-mode 5G connectivity. The device will be powered by Snapdragon 865 with 5G support backed by other top features.

Samsung Galaxy S11, Galaxy S11 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy S11 series will launch in early 2020, and the leaks have already revealed pretty much everything about both the devices: the standard Galaxy S11 and Galaxy S11 Plus. There will be three smartphones in the upcoming Galaxy S11 series as the current generation: Galaxy S11, Galaxy S11E and Galaxy S11 Plus. Set to launch in February, the Galaxy S11 series will succeed the current Galaxy S10 flagships with upgraded internals. If we go by the leaked pictures, we see an upgraded rear panel design.

Both Galaxy S11 and S11 Plus will be powered by Snapdragon 865 featuring Dynamic AMOLED panels with Quad HD+ resolution. It also has been tipped that Galaxy S11 will come with a five camera module in a rectangular box shaped module with the 108MP camera as main lens with 5X optical zoom and other sensors for different purposes. 

OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro

The OnePlus 8 live images have already been leaked, and the new OnePlus 8 smartphones will don a new punch-hole design technology to offer a notch-less viewing experience. Both OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will come with a punch-hole camera up front without a pop-up sensor or notch as previous devices. Also, they will have an extra camera sensor, so it will be the first OnePlus smartphones to feature a quad camera setup.

An upgrade over the current 90Hz refresh rate, OnePlus 8 Pro will come with a more enhanced display with 120Hz refresh rate to offer an enriched super smooth experience. Both the OnePlus 8 smartphones will be powered by Snapdragon 865, expected to launch in mid-2020 globally, probably in June.

Google Pixel 5, Pixel 5XL

There’s a lot riding on Pixel 5 in 2020. It could be the last year for Pixel smartphones if they fail again. Both Pixel 3 and Pixel 4 series have not been able to generate much buzz among smartphone buyers, and Google will try to make it up with Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 5XL. In spite of being good smartphones, the Pixel still aren’t the bestsellers in the market. A new design is expected, and the company may choose to completely transform Pixel 5 smartphone from current Pixel 4 series of smartphones.

Both Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 5XL will come with more attractive features running on Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 platform under the hood. With camera being the major USP, Google will again keep the focus on cameras for Pixel 5 and Pixel 5XL. 

Samsung Galaxy Note 11, Galaxy Note 11 Plus

Samsung Galaxy Note 11 will launch in the final quarter of 2020, and Samsung will have already started work on the flagship. The leaked concept design of Galaxy S11 hints at a full-screen display without any notch or punch-hole, which may also inspire the Galaxy Note 11. Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 will power Note 11 in the US, and the top-end Exynos chip in other countries including India. 

Galaxy Note 11 will have certain improvements over the current Note 10 alongside a 5G model. As Note 10 series, the Note 11 will also have two models, a standard and a plus variant. Coming to optics, Galaxy Note 11 might upgrade over the triple-lens setup with a quad or penta camera system.

Meizu 17

The official Weibo account of Meizu has confirmed that its upcoming flagship Meizu 17 will run on the just-unveiled Snapdragon 865 chip. Meizu 17 will launch next year, probably in mid-2020. Meizu recently unveiled a new Snapdragon 855 powered smartphone Meizu 16T last month. 

Oppo Snapdragon 865 Smartphone 

Another BBK-owned company, Oppo also announced that it will launch a flagship smartphone running on the latest Snapdragon flagship chip. It could either be a part of the current Reno series, or the Oppo R series, to be powered by Snapdragon 865.

Motorola Snapdragon 865 Smartphone

Lenovo-owned Motorola have confirmed it will launch a Snapdragon 865 smartphone in 2020, a dedicated flagship running on the new chip offering 5G capabilities. It was confirmed by the Motorola executive at the Snapdragon summit, while the details are not out yet.

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