18 Cheapest & Best Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Phones List

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 phones list

Here we go through Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Phones List and it's features, benchmark scores, and performance.

Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset for mobiles has been trusted by a lot of users and they are far superior to low-cost Mediatek or Spreadtrum System on Chip(SoC). We can easily say that Qualcomm is the front-runner when it comes to mobile chips. After Snapdragon 855 and 855 Plus powered the flagship devices in the years 2018 and 2019, it's time for yet another chip in the making as Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is officially launched. Qualcomm announced this new chipset in the month of December 2019 at Snapdragon Tech Summit 2019 and is dominating the industry in the 2020 year.

According to LiveMint, this new Snapdragon chipset is available in two variants - in 4G and 5G (for 5G smartphones and could BLU 5G phone be among such) and it's already spotted in GeekBench with detailed benchmarks scores.

Snapdragon 865 Phones

The SD 865 chip will be powering most flagship phones in 2020 to give them ultimate speed and power. Phones from OnePlus, Samsung, Sony, Xiaomi, and POCOphone will be powered by Snapdragon 865 next year. Along with that, the Android 11 version will make a perfect combination.

Here is the list of smartphones expected to run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 mobile platform -

Snapdragon 865 Features

Before going through the list of high-end Android smartphones for 2020, let's through the features that the new chip will have. This mobile chipset is expected to power a lot of flagship smartphones in 2020. Specific details of it aren't known yet.

But first, let us go with details of Snapdragon 865 Features (confirmed) -

  • Cortex A77 Cores: The new chipset by Qualcomm will implement all new Cortex A77-based Kryo 585 cores arranged in tri-cluster architecture which provides better processing powers. It's fabricated using the Samsung 7nm EUV Process technology whose production began in 2018. This new Samsung 7LPP consumes 50% less power and provides a 40% increase in area efficiency with 20% higher performance. This results in better yields with fewer layers.
  • Improved graphical performance than 855 SoC with Adreno 650 chipset
  • Improved speed than previous chipsets
  • 4G and 5G variants
  • Adreno 650 GPU: This GPU chip will be 20% faster than its predecessor
  • Support for LPDDR5 RAM
  • Support for 4x16-bit memory
  • X55 5G Modem-RF system

It's believed that 855+ successors will have 20% improved capabilities. It will come with the main ARM Cortex A77 core clocked at 2.84 GHz alongside three 2.42 GHz A77 cores and four 1.8 GHz A55 cores.

Leaks before Launch

Update: Since this chipset is officially announced, we recommend you to skip this section. It's kept just for reference purposes.

Its preliminary specs were leaked by a trusted Chinese tipster. It's believed to be built on Samsung's 7nm EUV process.


Adreno 650 GPU will be clocked at 587 MHz.

More in development!

Cheapest Snapdragon 865 Phone:

As of now, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 phone's cheapest is the OnePlus 8 which is available for $395.

Cheap Snapdragon 865 Phone: OnePlus 8


Samsung Galaxy S20

The Galaxy S11 is officially the first smartphone with Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 chipset. It's also the best Snapdragon 865 mobile here on the list.

Here is what it offers -

Galaxy S20 Galaxy S20 Plus Galaxy S20 Ultra
Display 6.2" Quad HD+ 6.7" Quad HD+ 6.9" Quad HD+
Processor SD 865 or Exynos 990 SD 865 or Exynos 990 SD 865 or Exynos 990
RAM 8 GB 8 GB 12 GB/16 GB
Storage 128 GB 128 GB 128 GB/256 GB/512 GB
Android Version Android 10 Android 10 Android 10
Camera 12, 12, 64 MP 12, 12, 64 MP + ToF 108, 12, 48 MP + ToF
Selfie Camera 10 MP 10 MP 40 MP
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 4500 mAh 5000 mAh

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus

Both the Samsung Galaxy S20+ phones have the same internals although the Plus variant and the SM8250 chip.

Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G

This is an exclusive 5G variant.

With that being said, true performance without any compromise is achieved on Galaxy S20+ Ultra. Sadly some parts of the world only get the Exynos version of it.

Vivo Nex 3S 5G

Vivo Mobiles has officially introduced the Nex 3 5G successor as Nex 3S 5G which comes with Qualcomm SM8250 chip employing the 5G-capable Snapdragon X55 modem supporting NSA + SA. You can check more details here.

Nubia Red Magic 5G

ZTE's sub-brand Nubia has launched its next-generation gaming phone powered by SD 865 chipset with the support of 5G. It's called the Red Magic 5G.

LG V60 ThinQ 5G

LG Mobiles never backs off from development. The South Korean electronics giant has introduced the V60 ThinQ 5G smartphone with the latest Snapdragon chipset.

Sharp Aquos R5G

Japanese seller although it has a small market to cater to Japan never backs off from the latest tech innovations and one of the best examples is the Sharp SD 865 phone called the Aquos R5G which comes with a 6.5” QHD+ display and 8K video recording.

Oppo Ace 2

Oppo Mobiles introduces the cheapest SD 865 mobile phone as Ace 2 gets official. Its priced at $565.

Oppo Find X2

Oppo will launch the Find X successor in the first half of 2020. Called as the Find X2 CPH 2025, it will be fueled with SD 865 Mobile Platform and will pack a higher resolution and a better display refresh rate of probably 120 Hz.

iQOO 3

iQOO 3 is the latest smartphone with an SD 865 chipset.

Nokia 9.2

HMD Global, the new home of Nokia Android phones, has done an amazing job since its debut in 2017. At Mobile World Congress they will launch a flurry of devices and by May-June, they are rumored to debut the Nokia 9.2, a Nokia 9.1 PureView successor.

Sony Xperia 3

Spotted at the Chinese website CNMO, the Sony Xperia 3 could be a successor to the Xperia 1 and will run on the latest Qualcomm chipset out of the box when launched at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro

The OnePlus only comes out with 2-3 mobiles a year and after the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro launch, it is the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro that carry this chipset. So NEVER Settle!

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ZTE Axon 10s Pro 5G

Alongside the announcement of the ZTE 5G mobile phone, the company also introduces an all-new Axon 10s Pro 5G mobile phone slated for launch in the first half of 2020. It will run on the Android 10 version out of the box and will carry the Snapdragon 865 chipset on board.

Xiaomi Mi 10

The Chinese smartphone giant who likes to call them as "Mi" brand will introduce the flagship Mi 10 mobile phone with Snapdragon 865 chipset in Q1 next year. As soon as the Snapdragon Tech Summit 2019 was concluded, Xiaomi was the first to announce the first-ever SD-865 phone.

Xiaomi SD 865 mobile phone - The Xiaomi Mi 10

Xiaomi K30 Pro

After K20 Pro's success, its successor is rumored to be K30 Pro. No doubt that it will be the cheapest Snapdragon 865G mobile phone because Xiaomi is a fierce smartphone player operating at a low margin of profit.

Asus 7Z/Asus ZenFone 7

For performance devices, Asus will have this SD 865 chipset on Asus 7Z/Asus ZenFone 7 mobile.

Motorola Edge Plus

All Moto 5G mobiles will be powered with Snapdragon 865 Mobile platform or higher. And first to be in this batch is the Motorola Edge Plus mobile phone.

Poco X2

Poco F1 still is the cheapest mobile phone with a Snapdragon 855 chipset. The Poco X2 is expected to run on Snapdragon 865 chipset. The device has been long rumored. Still, the launch date isn't known yet.

Meizu 17

Whatever is new in smartphone technology, starts in China because they are known as the home for smartphones. Meizu is a known smartphone brand and as officially said on Weibo

, the upcoming Meizu 17 will be powered by Qualcomm 865 mobile platform.

The post says "See you in spring 2020" which means that it will be launched in Q1 2020. Definitely, top-notch specifications are expected on the device but the question is whether we will see the Android 11 version on it.

Realme Snapdragon 865 Phone

Realme is one brand vying to compete with Xiaomi in all departments in South Asian countries. Until now it has launched many devices under $200 and $300. But now in 2020, they are going to enter the flagship range category. The Realme 2020 flagship phone is believed to carry 5G capabilities and it will be a successor to X2 Pro which was launched in 2019 with Snapdragon 855+ processor.

It will be named "Realme X3 Pro" and it's expected to carry a 108 MP primary camera, 120 Hz display, 4500 mAh battery with support of 50W fast charger.

IQOO Neo 3

IQOO (I Quest ON & ON), a subsidiary of Vivo Mobiles has also teased NEO 3 smartphone with this latest SD chipset. It's believed to be the cheapest IQOO mobile phone. Source: Weibo

Snapdragon 865 Smartphones

Apart from the devices mentioned above, several OEMs are trying to be part of this game-changing mobile chipset. After all, everyone is in pursuit of the best smartphone for gaming.

Note: Most of the devices mentioned here will be upgraded to the Android 11 version through a software update. So considered these phones are Snapdragon 865 + Android 11 mobiles.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus Phones

Qualcomm's newest processor - the SD 865 was announced in late December 2019 and with that, smartphones are available with the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S20 series and will also be seen in the upcoming flagship phones by OnePlus, Xiaomi, HTC, Sony, & Realme. Sadly it doesn't include a built-in 5G modem and that makes OEMs look out for other options. Qualcomm was pretty quick in bringing a solution to it and could possibly launch the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ chipset with built-in 5G capabilities. It's leaked by Digital Chat Station on Weibo and AndroidAuthority has reported this too.

It looks like the Snapdragon 865 Plus processor is in the works and is predicted to launch in the third quarter of this year or maybe early next year. It will result in cheaper 5G phones. The handsets featuring this chipset are too early to predict but we expect it to be seen on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 20 mobile phone.

The SD 865 Plus is the incremental update to the 865 chipsets just like the case of 855+, which was seen with significant upgrades in terms of clock speed and a notable improvement of 15% in GPU performance.

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Those were some of the upcoming Snapdragon 865 mobile phones list or you can simply call them SD 865 phones.

UPDATE: Qualcomm has stopped manufacturing mobile with an SD 865 processor.

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