Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset that offers faster CPU and GPU clock speeds for better performances in multi-gigabit 5G, gaming, AI and XR. Surprisingly this processor reminds us of the Snapdragon 845 featured on the Asus ROG Phone. However, the tech company hopes to see 855 Plus – supporting devices before 2019 runs out.
“Snapdragon 855 Plus will raise the bar for elite gamers with the increase in CPU and GPU performance and elevate experiences for 5G, gaming, AI and XR, which is something our OEM customers look to us to deliver,” noted Kedar Kondap, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc on the company’s blog “Snapdragon 855 Plus is our most advanced mobile platform to date and will build upon the success of the 2019 Android flagship Snapdragon 855 5G mobile platform.”
This chipset has an integrated multi-gigabit Snapdragon X24 LTE 4G modem that enables 5G connectivity. Such support is made possible by using the X50 5G modem and Qualcomm’s technologies to provide the best features including extended battery life and enhanced performance in flagship 5G devices. In other words, the chipset offers 5G connectivity via an external X50 modem. But the RAM and storage support remains unchanged.
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The Snapdragon 855 Plus has an Adreno 640 GPU with 15% more performance while the Kyro 485 CPU core promises 2.96GHz with a 4% overclock. However, we are not sure if the cluster of three Kryo 485 cores was overclocked.
Concerning gaming, the Snapdragon 855 is designed to handle top-class gaming. With its Snapdragon Elite Gaming Experience, users have access to a wide selection of features that include the Vulkan 1.1 Graphic Driver. Other enhancements include Game Fast Loader, Game AntiCheat Extensions, Game Jank Reducer, and much more.
Under the AI category, a fourth-generation multi-core Qualcomm AI engine that promises a total capacity of more than 7 trillion operations per second. It even offers an impressive mix of dedicated and programmable AI acceleration.
XR: Experience immersive XR (virtual reality/augmented reality) easily with XR viewers that connect to a mobile device fuelled by the Snapdragon 855 Plus with the 5G X50 modem, able to access blazing-fast, ultra-smooth 5G experiences.
Finally, you can enjoy an immersive virtual reality experience by using XR viewers connected to a Snapdragon 855 Plus device with a 5G X50 modem.