However, a new report has emerged that claims that Snapdragon 865 will be available in two versions codenamed ‘Kona’ and ‘Huracan’. Reports also suggest that one of the variants will be integrated with the X55 5G modem and the other one without it. There are also suggestions that it will also support LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 3.0 storage.
Currently, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 SoC reigns supreme in the mobile chipset arena and there also exists a 5G variant of the chip. However, the new reports say the 865 platform could be made available to phone makers by the end of the year itself.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Mobile Plaform is being said to bring the code name SM8250 and come with an in-built 5G modem. But a separate tweet from Roland Quandt at WinFuture suggests we might see a variant of the upcoming Snapdragon 865 sporting an external 5G modem.
The reason for the two variants is that with the integrated 5G modem, manufacturers will have more space and find it easier to fit a slightly larger battery, a better cooling system in the phone.
The second external modem variant will allow them with the flexibility to launch their smartphones without the 5G modem in countries such as ours where it could still be a few years before 5G gains prominance and network operators setup the required infrastructure.