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Snapdragon 855 Aims to Be the Best At Everything for 5G Phones

Posted On: Dec 5, 2018   |   Posted By: Phone Scoop

Snapdragon 855 Aims to Be the Best At Everything for 5G Phones

Qualcomm today fully revealed the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform, its top-tier system-on-a-chip heading into 2019. Qualcomm focus on a number of pillars when developing this SoC, including performance, connectivity, AI, camera, and entertainment. The 855 is based on the Kryo 485 CPU, which consists of one high-power core at 2.85 GHz, three performance cores at 2.42 GHz, and four efficiency cores at 1.8 GHz. The Kryo 485 relies on Qualcomm's 7nm process for efficiency. It is paired with the Areno 640 GPU. Together, these deliver a 45% improvement in performance and 20% faster graphics. For connectivity, the Snapdragon 855 relies on the Snapdragon X50 modem for future 5G networks and the Snapdragon X24 Cat 20 LTE modem for 4G support. It can achieve LTE speeds of 1.2 Gbps given the right network environment. Qualcomm says these will allow 855-based devices to support multiplayer VR gaming, shopping with AR, and real-time video collaboration. The 855 is WiFi 6 ready, supports 60 GHz WiFi...

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