Qualcomm, the world’s leading chipset maker, has launched its latest iteration to already existing flagship chipset Snapdragon 855 SoC. Just like the bigger and better versions of handsets going by the ‘Plus’ name game, the new chipset from Qualcomm is also called Snapdragon 855+. It is said to be a slightly better version to the current Snapdragon 855 SoC, which powers the premium smartphones in the industry like Galaxy S10 Series (US), OnePlus 7 Series, OPPO Reno Series, and other premium handsets too. The Snapdragon 855 chipset also has been the first entrant to support 5G capabilities in the market as well.
The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ is an incremental upgrade and a tweaked version of the flagship processor, which will be featuring better CPU and GPU improvements. For instance, the new SD 855+ now has better clock speeds when compared to the 855 SoC — meaning it has increased for upto 2.96GHz from 2.84GHz for the flagship model. Also, the Adreno 640 GPU improvements on the new 855+ should showcase a significant improvement by 15%, claims Qualcomm. This boost in CPU and GPU performance are more likely targeted for gaming improvements in the forthcoming high-end gaming-oriented phones. Like the flagship 855 SoC, the new Snapdragon 855+ SoC also comes with Snapdragon X24 LTE and Qualcomm X50 5G enabled modems as well.
Well, now that the new flagship Snapdragon 855 SoC got a successor too early, few months after its launch, it would be interesting to see which phones in the second half of this year would be featuring this new, improved chipset. However, it is highly unlikely that the upcoming Note 10 Series, Pixel 4 phones would be featuring this processor. What’s possible according to the rumors is that ASUS ROG II, which is believed to be launching by the end of this month would be the first smartphone to feature this high-end chipset. The OnePlus 7T series is also in the pipeline, regardless it still speculative whether OnePlus would be opting for this new, improved chipset. Stay connected to PhoneRadar for more such interesting updates.