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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 is official, coming to Android flagships in 2019

2 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

Qualcomm has announced its flagship System on a Chip for 2019: the Snapdragon 855. As Qualcomm has basically no competition at the high-end SoC market-especially in the US-the Snapdragon 855 will be headed to almost every flagship Android phone that ships in 2019. Compared to 2018's chip, the Snapdragon 845, Qualcomm is promising a 45-percent faster CPU, a 20-percent faster GPU, and platform that will usher in the era of 5G connectivity.
So how is the Snapdragon 855 different from its predecessor, the Snapdragon 845? First, we're getting smaller transistors. The Snapdragon 845 was built on...
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The 5G Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will be powered by the Snapdragon 855

The 5G Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will be powered by the Snapdragon 855

2 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

Roughly one month and a half ago Xiaomi unveiled the Mi Mix 3 as the third-generation of its bezel-less smartphone series. Like almost all phones out there, the model that is currently on sale supports 4G LTE networks. But, come early 2019, Xiaomi will be releasing a 5G-ready model.
This is certainly an impressive feat - the Mi Mix 3 will be the first phone with 5G support built-in - but it isn't technically possible with the current Snapdragon 845 chip. Because of this, it has been rumored for quite some time now that the new model would ship with Qualcomm's Snapdragon ...
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The Snapdragon 855 comes with 5G support, improved performance, richer multimedia capabilities

The Snapdragon 855 comes with 5G support, improved performance, richer multimedia capabilities

2 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

As expected, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 855 at an official media event in Hawaii on December 4. A day later, the company revealed all the details you might want to know about its most powerful mobile chip yet.
First and foremost, the Snapdragon 855 brings the most substantial leap in pure computational capabilities a Snapdragon chip has ever delivered, with up to 45% improved CPU and 20% greater GPU performance compared to the Snapdragon 845. As before, we're dealing with an octa-core CPU design, but the way the cores operate has been rethought.
The 855 introduces ...
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