Qualcomm's New Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC is Optimized Gaming and VR

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

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 is a top-of-the-line chip that powers phones like the Galaxy S10 and OnePlus 7 Pro.

Just when you thought the Snapdragon 855 was as good as it gets, Qualcomm has only gone and put a plus on the end of it. And with Apple rumoured to release a new A-series chip later this autumn, a small bump in performance for the chips installed in competing Android phones certainly won't hurt. The GPU is also a 15% faster Adreno 640 GPU. This means one “prime” core running at 2.96GHz (up from 2.84GHz), three other big cores (the A76-based Kryo 485 Gold) at 2.42GHz and then the four small cores. The new Qualcomm SoC comes equipped with the Snapdragon X24 LTE modem for 4G connectivity and the Snapdragon X50 modem for 5G support.

This mobile platform is expected to be launched within commercial devices in the second half of this year. The improved performance makes the Phone 2 a better deal compared to Black Shark 2, which was released in March. The Snapdragon Elite Gaming Experience also features software enhancements such as Game Jank Reducer, Game Fast Loader, Game Anti Cheat Extensions, and more.

On Weibo, the Chinese company has sent its greetings to Qualcomm's new flagship chip in a post that says "Hello, Snapdragon 855+".

Dangote, Otedola pledge dollar rain for Super Eagles
Senegal, meanwhile, have somehow never managed to win an Africa Cup of Nations title and this will be only their second final. However Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is confident his men will be ready for action against the Desert Foxes.

When the original Pixel launched a few years ago, it featured a slightly tweaked version of the Snapdragon 820 that shipped inside other flagships that year - Snapdragon 821 is what they called it at the time.

Gaming phones as a special category of smartphone are becoming more popular.

The front image of the phone also shows that it features dual front-firing speakers. In the gaming sector, not only Vulkan 1.1 is supported, which requires 20 percent less energy than Open GL ES.

The hands-on images of the Asus ROG Phone 2 are already available so you can check those out as well.

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