Snapdragon 855 chipset is the new king of the Qualcomm’s mobile processor kingdom. The new flagship Qualcomm chipset went official Snapdragon Technology summit held in Hawaii. The announcement was on the expected lines. Last year, Qualcomm used the same platform to announce its Snapdragon 845 chipset which we found at the heart of most flagships this year.

Snapdragon 855 Features

Qualcomm is yet to reveal all the details of the new chipset. However, the company kicked off the event revealing that the Snapdragon 855 chipset will come with multi-gigabit” data speeds for 5G connectivity. It is likely to feature in most of the 5G phones thanks to its X50 5G modem as well as X24 LTE modem.

This means that users can get to experience 5G mobile network as early as next year in countries like the US and South Korea where network operators have started deploying 5G technology.

The Company claims that with Snapdragon 855 chipset you can expect up to 3x performance gains in AI and complex computations.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Specification

Qualcomm is yet to reveal more details of the new chipset. However, thanks to Techcrunch, we know almost everything about the Snapdragon 855 chipset.

Reportedly, the Qualcomm will stick to the nomenclature Snapdragon 855 unlike the one making rounds in the GeekBenches as Snapdragon 8150. This one too has been manufactured on the 7nm process just as the Kirin 980 and Apple’s A12 Bionic. The Snapdragon 855 is Qualcomm’s first chipset to feature a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU) with a multicore AI engine that is expected to deliver better performance for AI-based tasks.

Snapdragon 855 is an Octa-core chipset that employs a tri-cluster design with the top performing core clocked at 2.84-GHz while the three other performance cores go up to 2.42 GHz. The other four efficiency cores are clocked at 1.80 GHz.

This new System-on-chip is also going to integrate the latest Adreno 640 GPU. Qualcomm has termed it as ‘Snapdragon Elite Gaming’ for better resource allocation while gaming. Qualcomm is expected to reveal more details in day two of the summit.

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Qualcomm also announced their in-display 3D sonic sensor (ultrasonic sensor) which is expected to be employed in the next Samsung Flagship, Galaxy 10. This ultrasonic sensor technology is touted to deliver faster unlocking speeds than the optical in-display fingerprint sensor.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 will soon make its way to all the leading Android OEM manufacturers like Samsung, LG, Huawei, OnePlus and Oppo.


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