The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus Will Surpass the Snapdragon 855
Multinational semiconductor giant Qualcomm had recently announced the successor of their flagship level SoC processor, the Snapdragon 855, the Snapdragon 855+.
This mid-year refresh had the same architecture of the 855, with tweaks that clains to improve overall performance, 5G connectivity, gaming, Artificial Intelligence and Extended Reality (XR).
Kryo 485 CPU Prime Core clock speed up to 2.84GHz
Adreno 640 GPU @ 585MHz
Snapdragon 855 Plus
Kryo 485 CPU Prime Core clock speed up to 2.96GHz
Adreno 640 GPU @ 672MHz
What’s clearly seen in the comparison is a 15% bump in graphical performance, to cater to more demanding mobile gaming titles. Additionally, an updated Vulkan 1.1 Graphics Driver delivers 20% more power efficiency than Open GL ES.
In terms of AI, the chipset will feature the latest 4th-generation AI engine.
As for modem, the Plus will feature a 5G X50 modem just like some 855’s, instead of a fully intergrated 4G/5G x55 modem.
In short, the Snapdragon 855 Plus is the same as Nvidia creating the RTX Super series as an improvement refresh to the current RTX series. Let’s see what flagships of 2019 will feature this SoC.