For Qualcomm, the new platforms are an opportunity to maintain its lead in wireless connectivity and ride a 5G adoption wave.
So what we know is that the Snapdragon 865 will work with Qualcomm's X55 5G modem to help deliver more 5G to the world of flagship phones (like the Galaxy S11). It later launched the Snapdragon 730 and 730G, which featured a faster Adreno 618 GPU optimized for mobile gaming. Where the Snapdragon Tech Summit 2019 diverges from 2018's event is that there'll be not one but two new products on the agenda this week.
Qualcomm specifically mentions that the Snapdragon 765/765G will provide users with "5G connectivity, advanced AI processing, and select Snapdragon Elite Gaming experiences".
What we do know at this time, however, is that the Snapdragon 865 is being billed as the true "flagship" SoC, and that it includes the Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System.
The details for each are scarce at this moment, because Qualcomm for some reason believes that they should drag this news out beyond a single press release.
However, a few phone makers did announce plans to make use of Qualcomm's 5G-integrated chips. Nokia, on the other hand, will use Snapdragon 765 SoC on future platforms. Unveiling them this early, however, does set the tone for next year's first batch of mobile devices that will, of course, all have some 5G tie-in. Not all the details about the platforms have been announced, but there will be more to follow. The first of these handsets will likely be announced in Q1 2020 as well.
Snapdragon 865 chipset will certainly come baked into nearly every flagship smartphone, including the Galaxy S11 series, in 2020.
We are on site all week to keep you informed of the latest developments, but if you want to view the various keynote comments from Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit, you can do that too.