Upcoming Snapdragon 865 smartphones in India

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American chip maker Qualcomm had announced the flagship Snapdragon 865 chipset along with the Snapdragon 765 and Snapdragon 765G chipsets in December last year. We have already started seeing smartphones equipped with the flagship chipsets like the Realme X50 Pro 5G and the iQoo 3 in India.

In this post, we will look at some of the smartphones that are expected to launch with the Snapdragon 865 chipset in India.

What is Snapdragon 865?

The Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset was announced in December last year. It is built on TSMC’s 7nm FinFET process and offers a performance improvement of around 25% over the Snapdragon 855 chipset. It is reported to be around 25% more energy efficient than its predecessor and comes with improved imaging and AI capabilities.

The Snapdragon 865 chipset can be integrated with the Qualcomm X55 modem to bring 5G support as the device does not have an integrated 5G modem. However, this is not a big issue as there’s a long time to go for 5G to become a reality in India.

Top upcoming phones with Snapdragon 865 chipset in India

Oppo Find X2


Oppo is expected to announce its latest flagship device, the Find X2 next month. The company’s VP Brian Shen posted a teaser on Twitter which has revealed that the device will feature a 120Hz display with 3K resolution.

The device is expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset and feature a 6.5-inch display with 3168 x 1440 pixels resolution. It is also expected to sport the company’s 65W SuperVOOC fast charge technology.

We should know more about the device in the coming days.

Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro


Xiaomi is expected to soon announce a new flagship device in its Redmi K series, dubbed as the Redmi K30 Pro. Redmi’s general manager Lu Weibing shared a teaser of the K30 Pro which confirmed that the device will be powered by the Snapdragon 865 chipset.

Apart from this, the Redmi K30 Pro is expected to sport a Full HD+ AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and a pop-up selfie camera like the K20 Pro. The device is expected to be powered by a 4,700mAh battery with 40W fast charge support.

Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro

Xiaomi announced the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro flagship devices in China earlier this month. The company is expected to launch the two devices later this year in India. Both the devices are equipped with the Snapdragon 865 chipset.

The Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro feature a 6.67-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate and a quad camera setup at the back. While the Mi 10 is powered by a 4,780mAh battery with 30W fast charge support, the Mi 10 Pro is equipped with a 4,500mAh battery with 50W fast charge support.

Vivo Apex 2020

Vivo was expected to announce the Apex 2020 concept phone at the MWC 2020. Now, the company will announce the device via an online event later this month. The main highlight of the device is that the screen will come with a 120-degree curve on both sides.

The Vivo Apex 2020 is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 865 chipset and will feature a 6.45-inch display with 120Hz refresh rate. At the back, the device is expected to feature a 48-megapixel primary camera setup which could bring up to 7.5X optical zoom.

OnePlus 8 series
Source: OnLeaks/91Mobiles

OnePlus is expected to soon announce its OnePlus 8 series and one of the upgrades will include the Snapdragon 865 chipset. The OnePlus 8 series is expected to be announced in May this year.

The OnePlus 8 Pro is expected to feature a 6.65-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a triple camera setup at the back. As per a leak, the device will likely feature a punch-hole display to house the selfie camera.

See also:

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