Qualcomm's new mobile chipset aimed at gamers

Qualcomm unveils the Snapdragon 855 Plus, slated to power upcoming gaming smartphones and the Galaxy Note 10

The Snapdragon 855+ Is an Overclocked Snapdragon 855

Out of which, the supposedly Asus ROG Phone 2 is said to be coming with the new powerful chipset made by Qualcomm. It builds on the Snapdragon 855, which debuted in December and is now found in phones like Samsung's Galaxy S10 5G.

"Snapdragon 855 Plus will raise the bar for elite gamers with the increase in CPU and GPU performance", Kedar Kondap, Qualcomm vice president of product management, said in a press release.

With a view on the future of 5G and the gaming and AI platform this new chipset is expected to arrive in devices in the next six months. All the other features are similar to the Snapdragon 855 SoC. With all cores fired up, the processor is claimed to pack 3 times the power of a Snapdragon 845, offering ultra-responsive intelligence for AI applications, smoother gameplay while managing your power usage efficiently.

For those who don't know, the Snapdragon 855 Plus is an overclocked edition of the flagship Snapdragon 855. Qualcomm isn't quite ready to move on to its next-generation chip design, but it is turbocharging the 855 in upcoming phones.

According to Qualcomm, the upgrades make the Snapdragon 855 Plus ideal for any vendors looking to create smartphones focused on gaming. Qualcomm describes this platform as capable of delivering better performance, particularly in the areas of gaming and in the AI and XR based applications. The Snapdragon 855 Plus can be connected to an external X50 modem for 5G support. If it will be the latter, expect to shell out more cash to get that CPU and GPU performance boosts which the Snapdragon 855+ brings. The new processor is created to "support enhanced performance and deliver leading experiences in multi-gigabit 5G, gaming, AI and XR".

We can't say if this new version will replace the still new Snapdragon 855 version or if both will exist side-by-side.

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