New-Snapdragon chip scores high on Geekbench
We’ve seen several smartphones coming with the latest Snapdragon 855+ chipset. Qualcomm, however, already seems to be preparing the next-gen chip, codenamed Qualcomm Kona. This might be the upcoming Snapdragon 865, which will come in 2020 flagships. The multi-core score of 12,915 on Geekbench beats every other phone so far.
The device that the chipset is being tested on has Android Q and 6 GB RAM. Probably, this is just a testing platform and not an actual smartphone. The cores are clocked at 1.8 GHz, but we expect the new chip to pass beyond 3 GHz.
Currently, Qualcomm is almost there – the Snapdragon 855+ has one Kryo 485 CPU core that reaches 2.96 GHz speeds, so 3 GHz seems almost guaranteed for its next-gen CPU.
The San Diego manufacturer usually releases its flagship chipsets in December, so we expect to see more benchmarks of the platform on test units before making it to the spotlight in Hawaii, USA. Usually, that’s where Qualcomm hosts its annual developer meeting where it introduces new technology and talks about future plans.