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Qualcomm announces stop gap Snapdragon 855 Plus, which is an overclocked 855

1 month ago   |   By Phandroid

There's no denying that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is a powerhouse. It was announced over 7 months ago, but it remains a speedy and powerful chip. However, with the massive growth of mobile gaming, it seems that Qualcomm felt they needed to put something out before the new generation of the 800 series comes out.
The results of those efforts is the Snapdragon 855 Plus. It's pretty much identical to the standard Snapdragon 855 chip, but both the CPU and GPU have been overclocked for better performance in everything from gaming to regular tasks.
The overclock likely doesn't just come from...
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The Snapdragon 855 is getting an upgrade to the Snapdragon 855+

The Snapdragon 855 is getting an upgrade to the Snapdragon 855+

1 month ago   |   By Ars Technica

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Today Qualcomm announced a mid-cycle upgrade for the Snapdragon 855, called the "Snapdragon 855+." As a mid-cycle upgrade, there aren't huge changes here. It's still an eight-core, 7nm SoC, but the CPU and GPU are a bit faster thanks to higher clock speeds.
First up: the CPU, which sees the 855's "Prime" core clock speed get bumped from 2.84GHz to 2.96GHz in the Plus version. Remember the 855's "Prime" core layout was a bit of a new thing for Qualcomm. It was typical to split the eight CPU cores up into two sets of four cores. The "Big" core set got a more-advanced core design and...
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Asus ROG Phone 2 first to be powered by gaming-centric Snapdragon 855 Plus

Asus ROG Phone 2 first to be powered by gaming-centric Snapdragon 855 Plus

1 month ago   |   By Tech Radar

Brace yourselves, gamers: we know the Asus ROG Phone 2 is launching on July 23 , and Asus just confirmed it'll also be the first mobile handset to be powered by the Snapdragon 855 Plus. That "Plus" denotes a small gaming and VR-focused upgrade on top of the Snapdragon 855 processor found in a lot of the top Android phones of 2019. Specifically, the 8-core processor will run at up to 2.96GHz instead of 2.84GHz, while the upgraded Adreno 640 graphics should provide a speed boost in the region of 15%.
Make the most of Amazon Prime Day 2019 The Nintendo Switch Lite is another option for gamers...
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus has more power and a faster GPU for late 2019 phones

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus has more power and a faster GPU for late 2019 phones

1 month ago   |   By 9to5Google

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 powers the majority of the flagship Android smartphones on the market today, but for the second half of the year, it's getting a slight revision. The new Snapdragon 855 Plus promises a bit more power overall, as well as bringing a faster GPU for phones coming out in late 2019.
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Asus ROG Phone II will be the first phone with new Snapdragon 855 Plus

Asus ROG Phone II will be the first phone with new Snapdragon 855 Plus

1 month ago   |   By Phone Arena

Gaming phones are a thing: with higher screen refresh rates, better GPUs, and even things like cooling and integrated game controls, they have dug up a niche in this highly competitive market.
And one of the best gaming phones out there will get a refresh soon and we already know that it will be the first one to have the just-launched Snapdragon 855 Plus system chip on board. We are talking about the Asus ROG Phone II that will build on top of the solid foundation set by the first generation ROG phone which had a 90-hertz AMOLED Display panel before it was cool and introduced ...
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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 Plus aims to take mobile gaming to the next level this year

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 Plus aims to take mobile gaming to the next level this year

1 month ago   |   By Phone Arena

Qualcomm typically unveils only one new high-end smartphone chipset a year, but even though we still expect a proper Snapdragon 855 sequel to go official in the next few months for use on premium mobile devices in 2020, the semiconductor giant has surprisingly taken the wraps off an early upgrade of its latest flagship today.
This is obviously not called Snapdragon 865 or even 860 or 856, which makes it pretty clear off the bat that we're not looking at life-altering performance improvements here. Nonetheless, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus promises to "raise gaming to the ...
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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 Plus aims to be the ultimate gaming processor

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 Plus aims to be the ultimate gaming processor

1 month ago   |   By Techno Buffalo

Devices will start shipping with the 855 Plus is the second half of 2019.
What you need to know
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus has been announced as a successor to the 855.
Qualcomm's touting improvements for gaming, AI, XR, and 5G.
CPU clock speed is up to 2.96GHz with a 15% increase for the GPU.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 has proven to be a beast of a chipset, powering devices such as the Galaxy S10 and OnePlus 7 Pro. We have zero complaints with the 855's performance, but in its quest to make phones as fast as possible, Qualcomm's just announced the all-new Snapdragon 855...
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Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 855 Plus: A Higher Bin SKU

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 855 Plus: A Higher Bin SKU

1 month ago   |   By Anand Tech

Today Qualcomm is announcing a new small refresh of the Snapdragon 855 SoC: the new Snapdragon 855+. In the past Qualcomm had the habit of sometimes refreshing their flagship SoCs in the middle of their product life and give them a small performance boost, probably the most known chip fitting this pattern was the Snapdragon 821 from a few years ago. The S835 never got an upgrade, however the S845 last year did get a higher bin variant which ended up in a few vendor's products, including the renamed Snapdragon 850 product that featured the same specifications.
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