A listing for an unknown Qualcomm SoC has appeared on Geekbench, codenamed Kona. The possible successor to the Snapdragon 855 scored 19% more than the current flagship SoC in the single-core benchmark and 18% more in the multi-core equivalent. It even outperformed the Snapdragon 855+ by a sizeable margin too. If this proves to be the Snapdragon 865, then expect to see this performance coming to smartphones in early 2020 with a formal announcement towards the end of this year.
Interesting. I wonder how much the real world performance improves though.
They do year over year perf bumps to keep consumers coming back for new phones every year. I had a snapdrag 821 for years and the 845 I upgraded to had little to no change in perceptible performance for mobile gaming and general use.