Qualcomm has announced the launch of its latest flagship processor, the Snapdragon 855 Plus. The new chipset will be available in Q2 of 2019 and Asus ROG Phone II will be the first smartphone to be powered by it.
The latest chipset from Qualcomm comes with some incremental upgrades as compared to the Snapdragon 855. The company claims that the new chipset is targeted towards the elite gamers and it comes with improved CPU and GPU performance along with other upgrades.
The SoC comes loaded with eight Kryo 485 CPU that runs at a clock speed of 2.96 GHz as compared to the 2.8 GHz present in the Snapdragon 855. The company claims that the Adreno 640 GPU comes with 15 percent increased performance as compared to the one present in the standard version.
The new chipset comes with improved Vulkan 1.1 Graphics Driver that is 20 percent more power efficient than OpenGL ES. The processor also features software enhancements such as Game Jank Reducer, Game AntiCheat Extensions, Game Fast Load and more.
Sadly, the Snapdragon 855 Plus still utilizes the X24 multi-gigabit 4G LTE modem, meaning that it provides LTE connectivity and one need to X50 5G modem to get 5G connectivity. The chipset comes with enhanced AI Engine, which offers a total capacity of more than 7 trillion operations per second. It also support AR and VR experience in the gaming segment.
“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,” said Kedar Kondap, Vice President, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies.