Xiaomi, Oppo to use Qualcomm's newest mobile phone chips

Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max

3D Sonic Max allowing for dual fingerprint authentication. Source Qualcomm

Continuing the tradition, Qualcomm today kicked off the "Snapdragon Tech Summit 2019" in handsome Maui, Hawaii with the announcement of its newest flagship chipset.

In addition, Qualcomm presented 3D Sonic Max, the latest version of its ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. The bigger area makes it easier for users to unlock their devices much faster as they have a larger area to work with.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 will probably be one of the more affordable Snapdragon 865 flagships, at least at first.

At Qualcomm's Tech Summit in Maui, Hawaii, the company announced the launch of its two new mobile computing platforms, the Snapdragon 865 and the Snapdragon 765 5G, which are set to power next year's crop of smartphones and tablets. The new mobile chip will be powering Xiaomi's upcoming Mi 10 flagship which is expected to launch in Q1 2020.

Qualcomm just outlined the performance landscape for many of 2020's Android phones - the company has introduced the Snapdragon 865, 765 and gaming-oriented 765G. Enter your email to be subscribed to our newsletter. The lower-cost Snapdragon 765 platform could lead to a follow-up for Moto's Z3 and Z4, which anchored the low end of Verizon's 5G line this year. That's something we really haven't seen from carriers in our 5G speed tests in the United States, as the hype around uplink speeds has long trailed good download speed performance. Not surprisingly, the emphasis this year is on 5G, and the "AI" which those chips will apply for software enhancements.

The 5G-capable X55 could also be used in conjunction with the Snapdragon 855 SoC, but the combination was not mandatory.

Among such information is the fact that both chips will come with an integrated Snapdragon X52 5G modem. Right now, Snapdragon 855 phones can capture 4K60 HDR video in theory, but in practice, many phonemakers have simply disabled these features. That Spectra could also capture 22 megapixels at 30 frames per second using concurrent dual cameras; or 48MP at 30fps using a single camera. It comes together with the new Snapdragon 765 and 765G processors announced at the Snapdragon Summit. "The speed of 5G networks will let you share these huge images on the cloud, and also share them with your friends".

The Snapdragon 765G is apparently gaming orientated, hence the G suffix, and should, therefore, come with boosted gaming performance; likely in the form of a faster CPU and better graphics accelerator. The Snapdragon 765/765G bring integrated 5G connectivity, AI processing and select Qualcomm® Snapdragon Elite Gaming™ experiences.

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