Today Qualcomm is kicking off its Snapdragon Summit conference, and it's doing so with news about its next flagship mobile processors.
The Snapdragon 865 is now official. This is the follow-up to the Snapdragon 855, which is the processor that's powering many 2019 flagship Android phones. While 5G support isn't built into the Snapdragon 865, it does support the Snapdragon X55 Modem-RF system, meaning that device makers will be able to add 5G to phones equipped with a Snapdragon 865.
Qualcomm isn't saying much else about the Snapdragon 865 and its capabilities right now, but we should learn more about it later this week.
Also announced today is the Snapdragon 765 and 765G chips. What's notable about these two chipsets is that they do have integrated 5G support, meaning we could see some mid-range phones equipped with an SD765 and 5G connectivity next year.
The difference between the 765 and 765G is that the latter is focused on gaming phones. For example, earlier this year Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 730G, a gaming-focused version of the Snapdragon 730 with an enhanced GPU for up to 15 percent faster graphics rendering.
Qualcomm says that it expects its new Snapdragon 865 and 765/765G chips to "power the most advanced Android-based smartphones launching in 2020".