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Qualcomm has announced an improved version of its most productive mobile processor – Snapdragon 855+. The plus version of this chip is designed to further accelerate on Android devices the computations associated with games, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality.
The 8-core Kryo 485 processor is now at 2.96 GHz (vs. 2.84 GHz for the “normal” 855), and the Adreno 640 accelerator should give a 15% increase in the speed of graphics processing. And compared to Snapdragon 845, the new flagship platform is three times faster, said Qualcomm.
At the same time, Snapdragon 855+ became an intermediate update – its built-in X24 modem does not provide speeds above LTE. In order for the smartphone to connect to 5G networks, it still needs a separate communication module Snapdragon X50.
The appearance of the first devices, in which the Snapdragon 855+ will be installed as a “heart”, is expected in the second half of the year. In particular, representatives of Asus have already confirmed that they will equip the ROG Phone II with a new Qualcomm.