Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 will bring advanced features to 2019 5G phones

Florence Fletcher
December 5, 2018

Qualcomm is now hosting its Snapdragon Summit, so expect more details on the Snapdragon 855 to be revealed in the coming days.

We're expecting to see the new Snapdragon 855 chipset in a variety of top-end phones throughout 2019 and beyond, and we've had a think about the most likely up-and-coming devices that will likely include the cutting-edge chipset.

As the Snapdragon 855 will be manufactured on a 7nm process node, just like Apple's A12 Bionic and Huawei's Kirin 980, the chip will benefit from significant improvements in performance and energy efficiency. If you apply Qualcomm's 45 percent number, the Geekbench 4 score on the 855 would go to 13,070. Does that mean the next phone from Motorola will come with the Snapdragon 845 rather than the newly launched chipset? The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is official, and it's coming to mobile devices soon. Specifically, it'll offer multi-gigabit 5G in addition to 4G LTE support, says Qualcomm. The subtext is Apple of course, as Qualcomm takes AI seriously and has done for its last few generations. However, the ML performance of the new Hexagon ML accelerator should be within the same ballpark as the others. There's a computer vision ISP (image signal processor) for better photography in there, too, as well as a fourth generation AI engine. The new ISP will be four times more efficient than its predecessor.

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AT&T and Verizon both have 5G networks set up in the hotel where the Qualcomm event is taking place, and using a reference device shown off on stage during the keynote, those in attendance will get to experience a 5G connection on a reference smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 855 platform.

The new chip also supports VR games at 8k resolutions and 120 frames per second, which should enable much more immersive mobile virtual reality experiences. Qualcomm released the world's first fully integrated 5G new air interface (5G NR) millimeter wave and 6GHz RF module for 5G smartphones and other mobile terminals. With the 5G-ready Snapdragon 855 mobile platform, your next flagship smartphone will be capable of utilizing the high-speed 5G networks once operators are ready.

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