Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus Mobile Platform Powers New Samsung Flagships

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Following Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced that its latest premium tier Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform is powering Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.’s latest and most cutting-edge lineup of flagship devices, including the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra and Note20 in select regions, and the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S7/S7+ globally.

Snapdragon 865 Plus is designed to deliver increased performance compared to the previous generation across the board for superior gameplay, truly global 5G, and ultra-intuitive AI.

“We are proud to stand beside our longstanding customer, Samsung Electronics, as they introduce their newest lineup of flagship devices based on our latest premium tier Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform,” said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager, mobile, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “These new devices will push the envelope in terms of performance and power efficiency to deliver the next generation of connectivity, camera, AI, and gaming experiences.”

“Samsung Electronics is committed to delivering best-in-class mobile experiences to consumers and our collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies supports that mission,” said Inkang Song, vice president and head of technology strategy group at mobile communications business, Samsung Electronics. “The Snapdragon 865 Plus with our new products will give consumers the innovative mobile experiences they are looking for.”

The new Galaxy lineup was designed to take advantage of the performance and efficiency improvements achieved by Snapdragon 865 Plus. The upgraded Qualcomm® Kryo™ 585 CPU delivers up to 3.09GHz and the Qualcomm® Adreno™ 650 GPU offers up to 10% overall performance boost compared to the Snapdragon 865, enabling superior processing power for the new Galaxy lineup. Featured alongside the Snapdragon 865 Plus, the Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System is the world’s first multimode modem-to-antenna 5G solution for consistent, lightning-fast speeds across the board – delivering peak speeds of up to 7.5 Gbps[1]. This truly global 5G solution supports all key regions and bands including mmWave and sub-6 in both TDD and FDD frequencies. Plus, it is compatible with both NSA and SA modes along with Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS), global 5G roaming and support for multi-SIM. The leading 5th generation Qualcomm® AI Engine and new Qualcomm® Sensing Hub provide more intelligence and personalization for Galaxy users than ever before. Snapdragon 865 Plus also includes the blazing fast Qualcomm Spectra™ 480 ISP, which brings new features to mobile photography and videography thanks to speeds of up to 2 gigapixels per second.

Appearing commercially for the first time, the Galaxy Z Fold2 features the latest Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6900 mobile connectivity system, designed to enhance Wi-Fi and Bluetooth performance for the next generation of mobile experiences, in conjunction with 5G. Qualcomm Multi-User Traffic Management, with Uplink and Downlink Multi-User MIMO, and a unique 4-stream Dual Band Simultaneous (DBS) implementation provides Wi-Fi 6 performance well suited to address the speed and latency requirements of ever-evolving applications and increasingly congested environments. Additionally, as part of the Snapdragon X55 Modem-RF System, the Galaxy Note 20 features a low-band 5G/4G power amplifier module from Qualcomm Technologies to support superior network coverage globally.