In the beginning of 2020, major mobile phone brands have been racing to release their new flagship smartphones. Stunning appearance, powerful performance, excellent images, extreme gaming, 5G and Wi-Fi 6 help … every mobile phone refreshes our definition of flagship.
One observation is that the core commonality of all 5G flagship phones is that they are almost equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 mobile platform. According to Qualcomm's official information, more than 70 5G terminal designs using the Snapdragon 865 have been released or are under development. As far as we know, the currently released 5G smartphones equipped with Snapdragon 865 include Xiaomi 10 and Xiaomi 10 Pro, OPPO Find X2 and Find X2 Pro, vivo NEX 3S, vivo APEX 2020 concept, iQOO 3, realme X50 Pro 5G, Tencent Black Shark Gaming Phone 3, Nubian Red Devils 5G Gaming Phone, Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 + and S20 Ultra, ZTE Axon 10s Pro, Sony Xperia 1 II, Sharp AQUOS R5G, etc.
8K shooting, everyone is the best creator
Today, the entire society has entered the video era from the earliest era of writing and the era of reading pictures. The rapid development of technology allows everyone to become a director at any time without being restricted by professional equipment, and take out their mobile phones to create various types of video creation. Can you imagine that ordinary people like you and I can now shoot ultra-clear video images up to 8K level?
8K . This is one of the first features supported by the Snapdragon 865, and it is currently the only mobile platform that can support 8K shooting. This feature allows OEMs to design smartphones capable of shooting 8K Ultra HD video, such as Xiaomi 10 and Xiaomi 10 Pro, Samsung S20 Ultra 5G. What does 8K mean? It allows each of us to shoot movie-quality images, and even tiny details can be perfectly restored-so you and I can vlog my life.
Snapdragon 865 supports Xiaomi Mi 10 series to shoot 8K ultra-clear videos
Snapdragon 865 supports Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G to shoot 8K Ultra HD video
Behind the 8K ultra-clear video shooting features supported by flagship phones, there is the full support of the new Spectra 480 CV-ISP integrated by the Snapdragon 865. The ISP can support gigapixel-level processing capabilities -up to 2 gigapixels per second processing speed, which improves shooting speed, image quality, and ease of use. In addition, we can even capture high-resolution still photos from 8K videos and record exclusive moments in multiple ways.
Snapdragon 865 integrates Spectra 480 CV-ISP
At the same time, the fifth-generation Qualcomm artificial intelligence engine AI Engine integrated by Snapdragon 865 allows mobile phones to quickly and intelligently recognize backgrounds, portraits and objects, and the mobile phone shooting experience will be more intelligent, stable and outstanding. Its 15 trillion per second The performance of the second AI operation (15 TOPS) has reached twice that of the previous generation platform, giving mobile phones unprecedented AI processing capabilities. In addition, the fifth-generation Qualcomm AI Engine also supports mobile phones to achieve many new AI shooting features, such as OPPO Find X2's AI beauty portrait shooting, video super anti-shake Pro features have been "hiddenly assisted" by the fifth-generation AI Engine.
AI engine, let intelligence upgrade again
When it comes to the fifth-generation Qualcomm AI Engine, in fact, it not only brings improvements in AI hardware performance to mobile phones, but also brings upgrades in many AI application experiences. In addition to the photo and video shooting functions just mentioned, many other aspects have also been assisted by it. For example, the translator function of vivo NEX 3S can turn the mobile phone into a translator and support text, voice and picture translation. The AI behind this is significant. The fifth-generation AI Engine can provide support for AI-based real-time translation, that is, the mobile phone can translate the user's voice into foreign language text and voice in real time, allowing us to communicate with users in other countries in real time even if we do not understand the foreign language. It is an obstacle to traveling around the world, which is very convenient and practical for many people.
Vivo NEX 3S with Snapdragon 865 supports translator function
5G mobile phone in hand, travel around the world
When it comes to global tourism, in addition to language issues, many people care about network issues. The most advanced today is obviously the 5G network .
Looking back on 2019, more than 50 operators in more than 20 countries around the world have launched 5G commercial services, and more than 345 operators are investing in 5G network deployments. Currently, operators in 115 countries / regions and global OEMs are actively Dedicated to 5G network deployment and 5G terminal development.
Of course, as ordinary users, what we are most concerned about is not necessarily these 5G-related statistics, but what is closest to our actual lives-can we not be troubled by the differentiation of 5G network construction in various countries / regions through our own mobile phones? , Easy to use the best local 5G network?
These flagship mobile phones of various brands mentioned at the beginning of the article all take 5G as one of their core selling points. For example, OPPO Find X2 Pro supports SA / NSA dual-mode 5G, 8-mode 37-band, and can achieve a mobile phone worldwide. With the Snapdragon X55 modem and RF system, flagship Snapdragon 865s such as OPPO Find X2 Pro can support all key regions and major frequency bands in the world, including millimeter wave and TDD and FDD bands below 6 GHz. In addition, it also supports non-independent (NSA) and independent (SA) networking modes, dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS), global 5G roaming, and supports multiple SIM cards to provide the ultimate 5G experience for mobile phones.
However, the complexity behind 5G technology and the differences in deployment between countries and regions around the world are different. As consumers, we need not worry. Local governments, operators, OEMs, and technology providers like Qualcomm have helped us consider that everyone only needs to care whether the mobile phone in their hands supports their global mobility. Obviously, the Snapdragon 865 has helped us solve these 5G technologies and regional differentiation problems in advance, so that we can easily travel far and enjoy the ultimate 5G network everywhere.
OPPO Find X2 Pro
OPPO Find X2 Pro with Snapdragon 865 supports 8 modes and 37 frequencies
Wi-Fi 6 , essential for home
Use 5G when you go out, and you have Wi-Fi .
With mobile phones equipped with Snapdragon 865, in addition to the ultimate 5G network, we can also enjoy the top Wi-Fi 6 experience. Wi-Fi 6 is considered an important technological leap forward with the arrival of 5G, and will fundamentally reshape the way Wi-Fi works. Its innovative features include increased network capacity, better performance, and lower latency. For users, we can experience faster Wi-Fi connections, more power-efficient terminals, and stable and excellent performance even in crowded areas. For example, all Xiaomi 10 series support Wi-Fi 6 technology, OPPO Find X2 series, vivo NEX 3S, iQOO 3, Tencent Black Shark gaming phone 3, realme X50 Pro 5G, ZTE Axon 10s Pro, Sony Xperia 1 II , Sharp AQUOS R5G and other models will also support Wi-Fi 6 as one of the core selling points.
The Wi-Fi 6 features of these models benefit from the Snapdragon 865's integrated FastConnect 6800 mobile connection subsystem, which brings a lot of Wi-Fi 6 feature innovations, even in a crowded network environment, in the home. Each terminal can fully enjoy the high-speed (nearly 1.8Gbps) and low-latency Wi-Fi network experience, and live up to each terminal. At the same time, FastConnect 6800 is one of the first products to obtain Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 certification. The FastConnect 6800 subsystem integrates a very complete set of Wi-Fi 6 functions. On the basis of meeting the requirements of the Wi-Fi Alliance, it not only supports the basic features, but also achieves the ultimate enhancement of each feature. Bring the best Wi-Fi 6 experience.
Of particular note is the feature of 2 × 2 + 2 × 2 dual-frequency concurrency. Since last year, domestic leading OEMs such as OPPO, vivo and Xiaomi have successively launched dual Wi-Fi-based smartphones based on Qualcomm FastConnect 6200. On FastConnect 6800, Qualcomm further introduced 2 × 2 + 2 × 2 dual-band concurrent Wi-Fi, which can support both 2 × 2 MIMO in the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, and is based on the highest 1024QAM modulation method. On the one hand Can bring a huge increase in throughput, the maximum physical throughput can reach 1.8 Gbps. On the other hand, because two links work at the same time, it can bring lower latency network effects. In addition, it can cover two network bands, 2.4GHz and 5GHz, and has a larger coverage area. This means that we can use the Snapdragon 865 mobile phone to simultaneously use the two frequency bands of 2.4GHz and 5GHz under Wi-Fi 6 network conditions to obtain higher speeds, lower latency, and wider coverage. Fi experience.
Qualcomm believes that the two technologies, 5G and Wi-Fi 6, are highly complementary, resulting in a strong technology combination. Its vigorous promotion in two areas ensures that we can enjoy the most extreme network experience no matter what kind of network conditions we are in.
Vivo NEX 3S with Snapdragon 865 supports Wi-Fi 6 and dual Wi-Fi acceleration technology
"Divine Outfit" Features Make Game Experiences Different
When it comes to house, you must talk about mobile games . There is no need to worry about the network, so who guarantees the game ’s own picture quality and fluency? In terms of the basics of these gaming experiences, the Snapdragon 865 is also extremely well prepared for us.
In recent years, we have seen the vertical category of gaming mobile phones emerge from the ground to flourish and continue to evolve and upgrade. The already released iQOO 3, Tencent Black Shark gaming phone 3, and Nubian Red Devils 5G gaming phone are the representative models of Snapdragon 865 currently specializing in mobile gaming experience.
Tencent Black Shark Gaming Phone 3
First, the Snapdragon 865 brings the ultimate performance guarantee to these gaming phones. Looking back at the past generations of Android smartphones, the Snapdragon flagships of various brands are almost all in the performance rankings of Antutu and Master Lu, and the Snapdragon 865 is no exception. The extreme performance of the mobile platform provides sufficient protection for various applications that require high performance on mobile phones, especially large-scale games; it is no exaggeration to say that the Snapdragon mobile platform promotes the high-speed upgrade of mobile gaming experience and mobile games. The rapid development of ecology.
Compared with the previous generation mobile platform, the new Kryo 485 CPU integrated by the Snapdragon 865 improves performance by up to 25% and reduces power consumption by up to 25%; the new Adreno 650 GPU improves performance by 25% and reduces power consumption by up to 35%. The significant improvement in energy efficiency means that the Snapdragon 865 can keep the phone running continuously and steadily for a long time while providing strong peak performance, bringing players a continuous and smooth gaming experience.
However, the ultimate gaming experience requires not only "faster than faster" speed, but also life-like graphics to bring better immersion. The new generation of Snapdragon Elite Gaming features supported by Snapdragon 865, professional game optimization, highest HDR image quality, and end-game-level features can bring players a smoother and ultimate professional gaming experience.
Taking the Nubian Red Devils 5G gaming phone as an example, it can add more display details to the game screen through the surreal enhanced image quality features supported by the Snapdragon Elite Gaming, creating a higher contrast and saturation-tuned screen for the player. . The Snapdragon 865 uses the Display Processor to achieve surreal enhanced image quality characteristics with zero latency, faster response, higher efficiency, and lower overall power consumption. At the same time, surreal enhanced image quality Features can also present vivid and more attractive picture quality based on scene changes.
Nubia Red Devils 5G gaming phone equipped with Snapdragon 865 mobile platform
It can be seen that no matter from which perspective, the Snapdragon 865 can be described as professional, meticulous and extreme. It is worth emphasizing that these various features are not purposeless, but actually improve the user experience from a more practical perspective of the end user.
8K video shooting, gigapixel-speed ISP, fifth-generation AI Engine, Snapdragon X55 5G modem and RF system, FastConnect 6800 mobile connection subsystem, a new generation of Snapdragon Elite Gaming, end-game-level gaming features … these are all 2020 5G flagship mobile phone standard-Snapdragon 865's eye-catching features. Of course, as ordinary users, even if we are not familiar with these technical details, it doesn't matter. Just find your favorite one among the many Snapdragon 865 5G flagship phones.
* Part of the pictures in this article are from the OEM manufacturer's official website, official micro platform and other platforms.