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Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform
—Upgraded Flagship Mobile Platform to Power Second Half 2020 Commercial Smartphones —
SAN DIEGO — July 8, 2020 — Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. unveiled the Qualcomm®
Snapdragon™ 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform, a follow-on to the flagship Snapdragon 865 that
has powered more than 140 devices (announced or in development) – the most individual
premium-tier designs powered by a single mobile platform this year. The new Snapdragon 865
Plus is designed to deliver increased performance across the board for superior gameplay and
insanely fast Qualcomm® Snapdragon Elite Gaming™ experiences, truly global 5G, and ultraintuitive AI.
“As we work to scale 5G, we continue to invest in our premium tier, 8-series mobile platforms,
to push the envelope in terms of performance and power efficiency and deliver the next
generation of camera, AI and gaming experiences,” said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president
and general manager, mobile, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Building upon the success of
Snapdragon 865, the new Snapdragon 865 Plus will deliver enhanced performance for the next
wave of flagship smartphones.”
Snapdragon 865 Plus with the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X55 5G Modem-RF System enables
truly global 5G, world-class gaming, and the latest 5th generation Qualcomm® AI Engine for
seamless camera, audio, and gaming experiences. With a full arsenal of Snapdragon Elite
Gaming premium features, Snapdragon 865 Plus delivers desktop-quality gaming with first-tomobile features like updateable GPU drivers and desktop forward rendering, ultra-smooth 5G
gameplay at lightning speeds of up to 144 fps, and True 10-bit HDR gaming to provide
cinematic detail in over a billion shades of color. Snapdragon 865 Plus also offers the following
enhancements over Snapdragon 865:
• Qualcomm® Kryo™ 585 CPU Prime core clock speed at up to 3.1 GHz (10% increase)
• Qualcomm® Adreno™ 650 GPU offers 10% faster graphics rendering
• Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6900 compatibility – boasting staggering Wi-Fi speeds for
up to 3.6 Gbps – the fastest of any mobile Wi-Fi offering in the industry – delivering
performance fit for premium devices and experiences
“ASUS is excited to once again offer users the best possible mobile gaming experience with the
next generation ROG Phone 3, which will be powered by the new Snapdragon 865 Plus Mobile
Platform,” said Bryan Chang, general manager of smartphone business unit, ASUS. “Full
specifications for the ROG Phone 3 will be announced in the coming weeks, but the addition of
the Snapdragon 865 Plus ensures that the overall performance will take yet another leap
“Innovating smarter, faster technology for higher performance and more immersive gameplay
has always been a hallmark of Lenovo™ Legion,” said Jerry Tsao, vice president of Lenovo’s
Mobile Gaming Group Emerging Markets. “Three years after the launch of the Lenovo Legion™
PC portfolio, we’re bringing our beloved gaming sub-brand’s core values of speed and powerful
performance to 5G mobile gaming – where Lenovo Legion will be amongst the first to offer the
new Snapdragon 865 Plus in our expanding family of gaming devices this year. Lenovo has a
long history of co-engineering amazing consumer experiences with Qualcomm Technologies and
we can’t wait to share more soon.”
Commercial devices based on Snapdragon 865 Plus are expected to be announced in the third
quarter of 2020. For more information about the Snapdragon 865 Plus, please visit: X.
About Qualcomm
Qualcomm is the world’s leading wireless technology innovator and the driving force behind the
development, launch, and expansion of 5G. When we connected the phone to the internet, the
mobile revolution was born. Today, our foundational technologies enable the mobile ecosystem
and are found in every 3G, 4G and 5G smartphone. We bring the benefits of mobile
to new industries, including automotive, the internet of things, and computing, and are leading
the way to a world where everything and everyone can communicate and interact seamlessly.
Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our
patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated,
operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of our engineering, research and
development functions, and substantially all of our products and services businesses, including
our QCT semiconductor business.
Qualcomm, Snapdragon, Adreno, and Kyro are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the
United States and other countries. Snapdragon Elite Gaming and FastConnect are trademarks of
Qualcomm Incorporated.
Qualcomm Snapdragon, Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming, Qualcomm Adreno, Qualcomm AI
Engine, Qualcomm FastConnect, and Qualcomm Kryo are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
and/or its subsidiaries.
LENOVO and LENOVO LEGION are trademarks of Lenovo.

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