Qualcomm is getting ready for the next wave of flagship devices that are coming out this year. With that, the company is announcing the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus.

As the name suggests, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus will offer better overall performance than the standard version.


This new chipset will have an overclocked Adreno 640 GPU, which provides a 15% boost from the original model. Also, its performance Kyro 485 cores are now boosted at 2.96GHz from 2.84GHz. It should also be more capable at handling augmented reality and virtual reality applications.

The performance upgrades will help Qualcomm and device manufacturers to market smartphones as gaming-centric handsets.

Other than that, it’s still pretty much the same Snapdragon 855 processor from yesterday. It still has the same memory, storage, and connectivity support. Manufacturers can opt to keep an X24 LTE modem, or go extra and add a Qualcomm X50 5G modem.


This new release is identical to the amped-up version of the Snapdragon 845 processor that was used in the ASUS ROG Phone last year. But this time, the Snapdragon 855 Plus will not be exclusive to the upcoming ROG Phone 2.

We shall expect smartphones equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus to arrive in the coming months, possibly more of them before the year ends.

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