Qualcomm is a famed chipset maker with their chipset powering quite a number of smartphones most especially Android. The new flagship chip offers a significant boost from the former Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. This is the top of the line processor for Qualcomm this year. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (SD855) is already featured on the foldable
Joining the other competition having a 7nm FinFET process, is sure to deliver
The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 offers a 45% faster single core performance and 35% multi-core performance.
The new chipset ups its game by 45% more than the performance on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. According to Qualcomm, the new chip as the highest performance gain ever compared to its predecessors which in this case is the SD845. The new chip sports an Adreno 640 GPU which is 20% better than the Adreno 630 present on the predecessor. This way, Qualcomm is bridging the gap with other flagship SoCs performance-wise.
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Faster Internet Speed (5G)
There is also the significant jump in browsing speed significantly due to the 5G connectivity option. Although there is still the X24 LTE modem which gives you Cat 20 internet speed with a 2Gbps download speed and 316Gbps upload speed. You could also make use of the X50 5G modem to tap into top of the line internet speed. With the new chip, you can access sub 6GHz and millimeter-wave (mmWave) frequency bands delivering up to 6Gbps speed. You also get to enjoy 60GHz WiFi using the 802.11ay standard, the first ever by a smartphone thanks to the new SD855 chip. You’ve also got dual-band WiFi 6 which uses the 5GHz and 2.4GHz band.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chips also improve on its gaming prowess offering you
Better Image and Video Quality
Let’s talk camera prowess, the SD855 offers dedicated computer vision image signal processor (CV-ISP) tasked with handling pictures as well as videos. The Qualcomm Spectra 38 has it is called is dedicated to making sure you have better quality pictures and capture better footage. The new ISP delivers 11 times faster object identification. Since your camera now has its own dedicated processor expect a much more reduced shutter lag. There is support for
The chip improves on its
XR boost and 3D Sonic Fingerprint Scanner
Qualcomm is not putting aside XR either which is the name for VR and AR combined. The chip offers better VR experience with support for 8K resolution content up to 120fps. To make sure you have a close to
To wrap things up, Qualcomm also adds to the AI capability of the new chip. Integrating a new Hexagon 690 digital signal processing (DSP) unit to boost performance. With more power comes a Vector Accelerator and Tensor Accelerator for a better AI. You’ve got echo cancellation and noise suppression in the package too so you can communicate with the AI better.
There is the Neural Processing Unit (NPU) working hand in hand with the CPU and GPU. The trio processes about 7 trillion operations per second making it two times faster than its predecessor and 3x faster than another 7nm chipset.
All of this marks a significant upgrade from what the last flagship chipset (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845) brings to the table. Tagged the biggest upgrade made by the tech giant on a new chipset, let’s wait to see how well it performs smartphones will we be seeing this year.