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Qualcomm’s 5G chip to be publicly called Snapdragon 855

On December 4th, Roland Quandt, a well-known tech leakster confirmed that Qualcomm’s next-generation flagship chip, the successor of Snapdragon 845, has been officially named Snapdragon 855, while the Snapdragon 8150 nomenclature was its name internally. Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is built on a 7nm process and is manufactured by TSMC. This is Qualcomm’s first mobile phone chip based on 7nm technology. Moreover, the Snapdragon 855 adopts a three-cluster architecture. The CPU clock speed is 1.78GHz, 2.42GHz and 2.84GHz, respectively, and the graphics processing unit is Adreno 640.

Not only that, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is optimized for game scenarios. The SoC’s graphics engine is optimized for augmented reality applications and a dedicated computational vision engine processes data. More importantly, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 integrates NPU (Neural Network Unit), which is Qualcomm’s first mobile phone chip with integrated NPU, and its AI performance has been greatly improved.

It is worth mentioning that the Snapdragon 855 integrates the Snapdragon X24 LTE modem, and the Snapdragon X50 modem can be used to support 5G network. In addition, Roland Quandt revealed that smartphones equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chips will be unveiled in the first half of next year. Manufacturers such as Samsung, LG, HTC, Motorola, Google, and Sony will launch the Snapdragon 855 flagship model, which is worth looking forward to. Do you think that the SD855 will have a significant performance improvement above its predecessor, SD845? Let us know your thoughts in the comment.

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