Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 855 Plus mobile platform

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Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), unveiled the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Plus Mobile Platform, a follow on to the flagship Snapdragon 855 launching with leading OEMs globally, built for speed to support enhanced performance and deliver leading experiences in multi-gigabit 5G, gaming, AI and XR.

ASUS claims that the Kryo 485 Prime CPU in the Snapdragon 855 Plus running at up to 2.96 GHz, offers a 4.2 percent improvement compared to the 2.84 GHz of the Snapdragon 855 chip.

Qualcomm on Monday introduced the Snapdragon 855 Plus, a souped-up version of its high-end chip that powers numerous latest and greatest Android smartphones on the market. So far, Asus has announced an upcoming phone that runs on the chip.

"Snapdragon 855 Plus will raise the bar for elite gamers with the increase in CPU and GPU performance", Kedar Kondap, Qualcomm vice president of product management, said in a press release.

On Weibo, the Chinese company has sent its greetings to Qualcomm's new flagship chip in a post that says "Hello, Snapdragon 855+".

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Now Qualcomm has announced a new variant, the 855 Plus. And with Apple rumoured to release a new A-series chip later this autumn, a small bump in performance for the chips installed in competing Android phones certainly won't hurt.

This newer chip does not have a 5G modem built-in and is still using an external one (the Snapdragon X50 in this case).

The fastest ever Speed Test G from Gary Explains was recorded on the S10 5G with a Snapdragon 855. It's possible that the default 585MHz clock rate in the Snapdragon 855 is now upwards of 670MHz - ~672-673MHz, but that's just a guess.

Besides that, expect the usual gaming phone goodies: exceptional performance, superior sound, tons of customization options and visual flair, and more besides (the original phone came with physical trigger buttons, which was a big plus).

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