Snapdragon 855+ with better CPU and gaming optimization launched!

Qualcomm has launched its brand new Snapdragon 855+ processor for late 2019 phones. All the brands are now coming with “Pro” variants, and it’s time for Qualcomm to dive into the flow! It’s not a major upgrade for which you’ve to update your device, but if you were planning to buy a regular 855 device, you might want to wait a bit. Snapdragon 855+ is a gaming-focused and enhanced version of the regular Snapdragon 855. Let’s have a quick look at this Snapdragon 855+.

Snapdragon 855+

Snapdragon 855+ specifications:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ is an overclocked version of the regular Snapdragon 855. The most important features you need to know about the brand new Snapdragon 855+ is briefed below for your ready reference.

  1. Snapdragon 855+ connectivity: 5G mmWave and sub-6 GHz mobile solution. 2 Gbps LTE modem including 7x Carrier Aggregation.

  2. Snapdragon 855+ WiFi: Qualcomm Wi-Fi 6-ready and Qualcomm 60 GHz Wi-Fi mobile platforms provide Wi-Fi connectivity for the 5G-era, boosting performance in traditional 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi bands, as well as harnessing the potential of the 60 GHz mmWave band for double-digit wireless speed and wire-equivalent latency.

  3. Snapdragon 855+ Image and Video: HDR10+ mobile video capture and playback for imagery with even more contrast and detail. Also, it supports 4K HDR Video Capture with Portrait Mode (Bokeh) and Multi-Frame Noise Reduction (MFNR) software which delivers sharp and color photos even in low light. Computer Vision ISP (CV-ISP) delivers real-time object recognition, segmentation, and replacement to allow users to isolate and swap out backgrounds and objects– in real-time.

  4. Snapdragon 855+ Storage Codec support:  Hardware Accelerator for HEIF and HEVC image formats lets your device store photos and videos half the file size, store multiple images and video in the same file and store the corresponding computer vision data.
  5. Snapdragon 855+ Gaming Enhancement: Snapdragon Elite Gaming experience, with the next-gen Qualcomm® Adreno™ 640 GPU, Vulkan 1.1, HDR Gaming, and Physically Based Rendering. Physically Based Rendering allows objects to mimic the real-life look, feel, depth, and material, presenting realistic, deeply dimensional visuals.

    Snapdragon 855+

  6. Snapdragon 855+ Audio enhancement: aptX Adaptive delivers robust, smooth wireless audio that dynamically adjusts its performance to designed to provide optimum audio quality, latency, and power savings – no matter what type of content is playing.

  7. Snapdragon 855+ Voice Assistant support: Qualcomm Hexagon Voice Assistant accelerator supports two wake words simultaneously. It has complete support for Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Baidu, and Cortana.

  8. Snapdragon 855+ Face Unlock: Qualcomm® 3D Face Recognition is a highly detailed and sophisticated identification solution. It uses a 3-camera system to capture a 3-dimensional image of your face. Compared to the 2-dimensional face scans currently in the industry, this method of identification is designed to support superior performance and higher accuracy.

  9. Snapdragon 855+ Fingerprint Unlock: Qualcomm® 3D Sonic Sensor fingerprint technology uses sound to scan the pores of your finger, resulting in a deeply accurate, 3-dimensional read. Over time, your device will learn the unique patterns of your fingerprint for improved speed, accuracy, and identification.Snapdragon 855+

Snapdragon 855+ vs Snapdragon 855 vs Snapdragon 845:

Product Name CPU Clock Speed CPU Cores Modem Name GPU Name Qualcomm Quick Charge Support
Snapdragon 855+ Up to 2.96 GHz Qualcomm Kryo 485 CPU
Octa-core CPU
Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE modem Qualcomm Adreno 640 GPU Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology
Snapdragon 855 Up to 2.84 GHz Qualcomm Kryo 485 CPU
Octa-core CPU
Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE modem Qualcomm Adreno 640 GPU Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology
Snapdragon 845 Up to 2.8 GHz Qualcomm Kryo 385 CPU
Octa-core CPU
Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 LTE modem Qualcomm Adreno 630 GPU Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 technology

Snapdragon 855+ 1st device:

To conclude, there’s not much very different from the regular Snapdragon 855. The 1st device to launch with the Snapdragon 855+ would be ASUS ROG PHONE II. Also, one can hope the Pixel 4 might also come with the same Snapdragon 855+.

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