For the average consumer, one of the big points of contention for the SnapSnapdragon 865 processor, which debuted early this morning, is the lack of an integrated baseband chip. Qualcomm is, by definition, capable of integrating the baseband chip into the SnapSnapdragon 865 processor, which has both the SnapDragon 765 and the SnapDragon 765G. In this regard, Qualcomm China Chairman Meng Qi said in a live media interview, mainly out of the best system performance considerations. This best performance may include at least application processing performance and network connectivity performance.
For the SnapSnapdragon 865 processor application performance, the current top mobile processor, next year the mainstream Android flagship will use a product, this aspect of the performance has “Highpass” brand, we all know better. Just for the network connection performance, the current discussion about 5G mobile phone is more on the issue of dual-mode, in fact, to next year’s release of 5G mobile phones, should be supporting SA and NSA, and some views are considered to be fake 5G NSA, in the future for a long time will serve users.
And the real high rate of 5G, but at present, there are very few manufacturers will carry out publicity, these are clearly more important data, it seems that or the relevant manufacturers on the product introduction page or the release of the PPT. So, beyond the 5G point of contention, let’s take a look at the advantages or weaknesses of the current Android flagship processor with the SnapSnapdragon 865 external X55 baseband chip relative to other integrated or non-integrated baseband chips. We brought in snapDragon865 processors, Dimensity 1000, Exynos 990, and Kirin 990 5G products, and we summarized some of the data from the official website introduction page to get a look at it.
SnapDragon865, Dimensity 1000, Exynos 990, Kirin 990 5G network performance simple comparison
As can be seen from the table above, the X55 baseband chip on the outside of the SnapDragon865 processor has a maximum downlink rate of 7Gbps (should be a millimeter wave rate) and a maximum upstream rate of 3Gbps; -6GHz), maximum upstream rate of 2.3Gbps, Exynos 990 processor external Exynos 5123 baseband chip maximum downlink rate of 7.35Gbps (mmwave)/5.1Gbps (sub-6Ghz), upstream rate unannounced The Baron 5000 baseband chip integrated by the Kirin 990 5G processor has a maximum downlink rate of 2.3Gbps and a maximum upstream rate of 1.25Gbps.
From a data point of view, in addition to the integration and external baseband chips, there is a relatively large difference in network performance, through the external baseband SnapDragon865 and Exynos 990 does have a very big advantage, and the processor products that integrate the baseband chip, At present, the network performance is really not as good as the external baseband chip. Also, isn’t there a more famous Apple in the smartphone world at the chip level of the outer baseband. Judging from the past, the iPhone used Qualcomm’s baseband, the same year the iPhone also used a stronger baseband chip than the Qualcomm flagship SnapDragon processor.
Of course, chips can theoretically support official peak rates in a lab environment, but in practice, the speed of a phone’s network connection depends not only on the baseband chip used by the phone, but also on more complex factors.