Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

Leaked details of the Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 855 chip for mobile platform has appeared. Initially, the processor called by its codename Snapdragon 8150. A successor to the Snapdragon 845 chipset used by OEMs in their 2018 flagship devices.

TechCrunch leaked the details of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 but later removed the content. However, another tech website WinFuture spotted the details.

It will be “the world’s first commercial mobile platform supporting multi-gigabit 5G”, as said by the company. Besides the 5G support, the chip also optimized for Gaming, Artificial Intelligence, and Computational Photography.

Built on a 7-nanometer process, the chip is driven by three CPU clusters. It uses four 1.78 gigahertz power-saving cores and three 2.42-GHz high-end cores. For graphics, there will be Adreno 640, as reported by Winfuture.

One of the four cores will feature Kryo Gold Prime core that’ll achieve a maximum frequency of 2.842GHz. For the first time, a dedicated “Neural Processing Unit” (NPU) has been integrated into the SoC.

As we already know that 2019 will be the year of 5G smartphones. We would be seeing this Snapdragon 855 SoC in several high-end flagship devices.