The Snapdragon 865 is coming, and we will almost definitely see it in December. Qualcomm has already scheduled its Tech Summit for December 3-19, 2019 in Hawaii.
This Tech Summit is where Qualcomm usually unveils its latest chipset. So, we will likely see the Snapdragon 865 in the first week of December.
We do not have all the details about the Snapdragon 865 yet. However, we expect that it will be built on a 7nm manufacturing process.
The chipset will likely come in two variants. This includes a widely-available variant and a more expensive one. The former will likely be for LTE markets while the latter will come with a Snapdragon X55 5G modem.
The Snapdragon 865 may be built on Samsung’s 7nm EUV process, rather than TSMC’s FinFET process. This will likely come with improved power consumption.
Meanwhile, the manufacturer has already completed the development of the 5nm EUV manufacturing process. Production may start on this before the end of this year.