Snapdragon 855+

Qualcomm announced a new Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC today. So just when you thought Samsung is finally going to catch up with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 with their new Exynos 9825 chipset which is built on 7nm chipset, Qualcomm all of sudden came forward and said hold my chipset, Samsung… here is the Snapdragon 855 Plus.

A very surprising move Qualcomm has made the Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset official today. We don’t usually see Qualcomm launching two chipsets in a single year.

It happened in 2016 with the Snapdragon 821 because of the heating issues and now it’s happening again in 2019. Not because the 855 has any problems but they want to upgrade their chipset for some reason.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will come with Snapdragon 855 plus chipset.

Qualcomm may have thought that Samsung is releasing two chipsets this year why to give them an upper hand. Let’s release another chipset with some tweaks and steal some spotlight, which is a great thing for us because we’re the one who’s going to benefit from the competition between these two companies.

Anyway, here are a couple of improvements we’re going to see with this new chipset compared to snapdragon 855.

15% PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT WITH ADRENO 640 GPU

The Adreno GPU is now 15 percent more powerful in the 855 Plus, which should make high-end gamers very happy. The Adreno GPU is already good on the 855. So this is going to make the gaming experience even better. 

2.84GHz to 2.96GHZ WITH KRYO 485 CPU PRIME CORE CLOCK SPEED

The Second improvement is, they have bumped up the CPU clock speed from 2.84 to 2.96GHz on snapdragon 855 Plus.

These are notable improvements and will surely make a difference. Qualcomm said that Snapdragon 855 Plus-based commercial devices are scheduled to be released as early as the second half of 2019.

So yeah, that means the high profile devices launching in the second half which includes,

The Galaxy Note 10, Pixel 4 and OnePlus 7T will all come equipped with this new processor.

Many people in the US, Canada was kinda disappointed to see the new Exynos 9825 processor on the Galaxy Note 10 while you were getting the old 855. But thankfully, it’s not the case.

Which makes the Galaxy Note 10 a worthy upgrade even to the Galaxy S10 owners who want to experience the latest and greatest.

So let me what you think about the new snapdragon 855 plus. Stay tuned for more updates on this.  

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