However we know it'll take advantage of the new Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System, which Qualcomm touts as the world's most advanced 5G platform. Qualcomm announced that smartphones based on the new Snapdragon 865 and 765/765G will be available in 2020.
Qualcomm has also revealed that its new chip will bring better photography to devices with it helping to shoot 8K quality.
"5G will open new and exciting opportunities to connect, compute, and communicate in ways we've yet to imagine and we are happy to be a key player driving the adoption of 5G around the world", Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon said in a prepared statement.
There's no word on a full list of devices will get this upgrade but most manufacturers use Qualcomm's chips so expect Samsung, LG, Sony and OnePlus to announce news about this upgrade in the coming months. Last year, Qualcomm launched the X50 modem as part of the Snapdragon 855 platform, but the modem was a discrete component supporting the longer-range sub-6GHz bands, as well as the short-range, high-bandwidth "millimeter-wave" technology. We don't know what 5G modem will be embedded with these SoCs, but we'd reckon that it won't be the Snapdragon X55. Given that this is just Day 1 of Qualcomm's 3-day tech extravaganza, the company is being rather light on details for now.
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With its new Snapdragon 765 and Snapdragon 765G chipset, Qualcomm is looking to target the upper mid-range smartphone segment. Given the trend in the past year or two, it's also not unexpected that Qualcomm is putting a heavy emphasis on 5G yet again, particularly "scaling 5G", and, of course, Artificial Intelligence.
One thing that is slightly surprising is that the 865 won't have an in-built 5G modem which many had thought would be included in this update. The first of these handsets will likely be announced in Q1 2020 as well.
Over the past few years Qualcomm has used Snapdragon Summit to launch its flagship Snapdragon platform - the Snapdragon 845 in 2017, the 855 in 2018 - so it's no surprise that Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 865. They have also become major Qualcomm customers, with both Xiaomi and Oppo's parent group each accounting for more than 10% of Qualcomm's $24.2 billion in revenue in its most recent fiscal year.