The chipset giant, Qualcomm is all set to introduce its latest flagship processor, Snapdragon 855, also codenamed as Snapdragon 8155. However, TechCrunch accidentally published an article revealing the key features of the chipset just before the official announcement on December 6.
Since then, the article has been taken down and no cached version of the page is to be found, however, such huge revelation of important data could not go unnoticed from the internet so most of the details are now available to us thanks to the eagle-eyed techies.
The article confirms that the chipset will commercially be called the Snapdragon 855 and snapdragon 8155 was just a codename for the SoC. The article unveils that Snapdragon 855 will be the “world’s first commercial mobile platform with support for multi-gigabit 5G” and will be built on a 7nm process.
A dedicated NPU will be able to provide 3 times better performance than its predecessors. The chipset is also optimized for gaming, computational photography, video recording and augmented reality.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 will have three CPU clusters, including four power-saving cores clocked at 1.78GHz, three high-end cores clocked at 2.42GHz, and one top-performance “gold” core clocked at 2.84GHz. It will be coupled with Adreno 640 graphics processor, which will bring performance improvement.
Snapdragon X50 5G modem will come integrated for better 5G connectivity, in addition to which “Snapdragon Elite Gaming” feature will give the chipset more power for gaming purposes.
Information about Qualcomm 3D ultrasonic under display sensor has also been revealed in the TechCrunch post stating that the new sensor will give enhanced sensitivity and will be able to recognize fingerprints even with screen protector on.
Hopefully we will see newer flagships of 2019 from different smartphone manufacturers coming with Snapdragon 855 starting from next year.