With a great many phones due to be launched in the second half of this year, Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 855 Plus. It’s essentially an overclocked version of the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform that’s already found in devices like the Galaxy S10. It has the same overall design and chip layout but with higher peak clock speeds.
At MWC Shanghai, Qualcomm has announced that its flagship Snapdragon 855 processor’s SPU unit (Security Processing Unit) has received an EAL-4+ certification (more info) from the Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI), a German independent security audit entity.
During CES 2019, we had the opportunity to spend a couple of hours with some Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 reference handsets (often called MDP) to run benchmarks. The MDPs are built for development purposes but are quite representative of what a complete smartphone experience and environment would be, including thermals/cooling.
During the Snapdragon Summit 2018 introduction of Snapdragon 855, the term Snapdragon Elite Gaming has appeared for the first time. Let’s go over what it means as this terminology will probably be used often going forward.
Update – OnePlus has since clarified that they won’t be the first, but will be one of the first to use the Snapdragon 855.Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset will be the company’s flagship chipset for 2019, and as expected many smartphone makers will be using the chipset for their flagship phones as well. However in an interesting announcement, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau took to the stage at Qualcomm’s event in Hawaii where […]
Snapdragon 855: Everything You Need To KnowEditor's Pick
On December 4, Qualcomm teased the world by unveiling the high-level features of their new flagship processor, the Snapdragon 855.
During the first keynote of the Snapdragon Summit, Qualcomm has confirmed the Snapdragon 855 brand name for its new high-end smartphone processor platform. In today’s keynote, the AI performance was the main topic.
It hasn’t been smooth sailing for HTC over the past few years. The company has been bleeding money and its market share has eroded. Even though it has made some good smartphones, customers don’t really seem to be interested in picking up HTC smartphones anymore. Amid rumors that HTC might exit the market entirely, it appears that the company is working on a new flagship smartphone with 5G support.
Soon after Huawei confirmed that its upcoming Kirin 980 processor with be manufactured on the 7nm process technology, Qualcomm has confirmed something that the industry has suspected all along. The company’s next flagship processor, like called the Snapdragon 855, will be built on the 7nm process technology. Qualcomm has also confirmed that it will be compatible with its Snapdragon X50 5G modem to deliver 5G capabilities to flagship smartphones next […]
Qualcomm’s flagship processors like the Snapdragon 845 are widely used by the industry for high-end devices. The company hasn’t bundled a dedicated neural processing unit or NPU with its chips so far. AI processing thus takes place on the main chip along with other tasks. That might change with the company’s flagship chip for next year which is expected to feature a dedicated NPU.