One of the most renowned companies producing chipsets for worldwide technology giants is Qualcomm. Last year, the company released the Snapdragon 855 chipset, followed by an update with the name Snapdragon 855+ later in the year. This pattern has led internet surfers to believe that the company’s recently released Snapdragon 865 chipset will be followed by a second launch. However, the Snapdragon 865+ has failed to appear on the market yet, and rumors are stating that it will no longer be the case.
No more Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
An article that was posted on Weibo and is written by Mezu’s CMO Wan Zhejiang is demonstrating that the release of Snapdragon 865+ is not happening this year. But what happens with the upcoming devices that should have been powered by Snapdragon 865+? The answer to this question is simple.
They will be powered by the same Snapdragon 865 as their previous models. This news is not necessarily a bad thing since the capabilities of this chipset have been proven throughout the year. Therefore, the upcoming releases of powerful phones will not be affected by this cancelation.
Several smartphones are affected
The upcoming phones that were expected to be powered by the “plus” variant of Snapdragon 865 are Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and the OnePlus 8T. An additional device would have been Google’s Pixel 5, even though it is known that Google’s phones are usually not making use of the latest chipset available on the market.
Unfortunately for the companies, they will need to discover a way of promoting their cutting-edge technology without the benefits of a Snapdragon 865+ chipset, and this marketing strategy might prove slightly tricky than usual. Up until now, there has been no official declaration coming from the officials of Qualcomm. Given the fact that the rumors were not confirmed and neither infirmed, we may believe that the post is true and accurate.