Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 brings new features, better performance

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Qualcomm has recently revealed its latest Snapdragon 855 chipset. Features improved battery life, imaging capabilities, and performance.

Qualcomm’s 7nm Snapdragon 855

Qualcomm finally unveiled its 7nm processor in the Snapdragon 855. The latest system-on-chip comes with several upgrades over its predecessor, promising better power efficiency and better performance.

The new 855 uses a tri-cluster CPU configuration consisting of a 2.84Ghz Kryo 485 core, three 2.42GHz Kryo 485 cores, and four 1.8GHz Kryo 485 cores. The setup, according to Qualcomm, boosts CPU performance up to 25 percent compared to the 845.

Apart from the cores, it comes with a new Adreno 640 GPU which promises up to 20 percent improvements in performance versus its predecessor.

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So what does the new Snapdragon 855 bring? Well, aside from performance, it comes with several new features that include new AI capabilities, 5G connectivity, and better image processing.

Better AI

The 855 comes with an on-device AI with a revamped 4th generation AI engine that’s said to be faster, smarter, and more intuitive than previous releases. This means future smartphones will have improved contextual awareness, allowing device to adapt and allocate resources to whatever it is you’re doing at the moment, be it in AR applications, photography, or in intensive usage like gaming.

Better Photos and Videos

As for photography, the chip has a smarter, faster and more efficient image signal processor (ISP). The new Spectra 380 ISP supports full 60 fps depth mapping which should greatly benefit AR applications. It also supports HDR10+ format and 4K HDR recordings with portrait mode for better out-of-focus backgrounds.

Better Connectivity

The Snapdragon 855 is the world’s first commercial 5G mobile platform. The chip comes with a X24 LTE modem with theoretical download speeds of up to 2Gbps through multi-gigabit 4G connectivity. It also supports 5G NR mmWave, which supports up to 20x gains in real-world speeds.

That’s some of the highlight features of the Snapdragon 855. If you want to know more about chip and what else it brings, check out the source link below.


Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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