If youâ€™re spending time poring over Android phone spec sheets when deciding which phone to buy, then you know there are basically two processors to look for: the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon chipâ€”right now, that would be the Snapdragon 865 or slightly faster 865+â€”and everything else. Smartphone processors move so fast that even the previous year’s flagship processorâ€™s speeds are old news.
Thatâ€™s changed this year. Along with the high-end Snapdragon 865 that powers flagships like Samsung’s Galaxy S20 and the Snapdragon 865+ for even higher-end gaming phones, Qualcomm is also selling the Snapdragon 765 and 765G chips, which raises the middle tier substantially. While mid-range phones have typically run Snapdragon 6 and 7 Series chips, the 765 is a different animal.