Mobile displays have evolved a great deal over the past few years. Today, Android manufacturers have mobile displays with a refresh rate of up to 90 fps. On the other hand, CPU technology is also taking giant leaps, particularly with the announcement of the Snapdragon 865.
During the second day of the Qualcomm Tech Summit, the company mentioned that it has worked closely with the makers of PUBG Mobile to bring support for display refresh rates of up to 90 fps. The company also talked about adding support for 10-bit HDR which will significantly enhance graphics elements in the game. Unfortunately, this means that the upgrades will only apply on devices that run the Snapdragon 865 SoC.
Qualcomm hasn’t specified when this feature will make its way to compatible devices, but it seems like fans will have to wait until the first crop of Snapdragon 865 smartphones arrive. This chipset is expected to feature in all upcoming 2020 flagships, including the Galaxy S11. It was reported yesterday that this chipset will allow the new handset to record 8K videos, while a separate report mentioned that the company is adding a “Bright Night” camera feature with the device for low light photography.
With the addition of the aforementioned features, it can be speculated that hardware performance, in general, is getting a massive upgrade with Qualcomm’s new chipset. Oddly, Qualcomm hasn’t included an integrated 5G modem with the Snapdragon 865, with the company announcing that the mid-range Snapdragon 765 will be the first to have a built-in 5G modem. This opens the possibility of multiple mid-range 5G smartphones flooding the markets next year.
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