Qualcomm made its Snapdragon 865+ official via press release on its website. There was no event regarding the same as it is a minor upgrade over the Snapdragon 865 released in December 2019. It supports all 5G bands, both sub-6 GHz as well as mmWave with the integration of the X55 modem. It also offers Elite Gaming with 144fps gaming and true 10-bit HDR.
According to Qualcomm, the Kryo 585 CPU Prime core clock can speed at up to 3.1 GHz (10% increase than Snapdragon 865). The GPU too remains the same but with better performance. The Adreno 650 GPU now offers 10% faster graphics rendering compared to the previous generation.
The most significant change is the inclusion of Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 compatibility, which has the new standard of Wi-Fi 6E. It allows smartphones to connect to the 6GHZ spectrum. The whole new modem boasts staggering Wi-Fi speeds for up to 3.6 Gbps, the fastest for any mobile Wi-Fi offering in the industry, delivering performance fit for premium devices and experiences. For comparison, Snapdragon 865 came with Qualcomm FastConnect 6800 that max outs at 1.774 Gbps.
The Snapdragon 865 Plus is scheduled to come first with the Asus ROG Phone, with the launch date being July 22. There will be more devices to follow up soon, like the Lenovo Legion gaming phone.