Qualcomm claims that Snapdragon 855 Plus will raise the bar for elite gamers and elevate experiences for 5G, gaming, AI and XR.

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 855 Plus mobile platform
Atom Tech Shorts Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 20:09
Written by  S. Mahadevan

Chipset maker Qualcomm has come up with a sequel to its top-end processor, the Snapdragon 855. The new processor is called the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus Mobile Platform. Qualcomm describes this platform as capable of delivering better performance, particularly in the areas of gaming and in the AI and XR based applications. The manufacturer lays stress on the superior 5G gaming experience it calls “a truly Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Elite Gaming experience”. The stress here is again on the new platform meeting the exacting demands of the multi-gigabit 5G environment and that too for gaming.

The statement by Qualcomm claims the Snapdragon 855 Plus is their most advanced mobile platform to date and will offer superior performance on practically every parameter.

In the connectivity area, Qualcomm has integrated the Snapdragon X24 LTE 4G Modem, which is capable of functioning in the 5G environment as well. The X50 5G modem has to be coupled for this. With these, the smartphones fitted with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus Mobile Platform can be expected to perform at their best with extended battery life even in 5G.

Giving more details, Qualcomm has pointed out that the Vulkan 1.1 Graphics Driver delivers 20% more power efficiency and the gamers are assured of superlative Snapdragon Elite Gaming Experience. The firmware support for the gaming side comes through Game Jank Reducer, Game Fast Loader and Game AntiCheat Extensions. There are other regular software programs available within this ecosystem as well.

Coming to the AI Engine, the company claims it has a total capacity of more than 7 trillion operations per second (7 TOPs).

On the XR viewing experience again, Qualcomm assures that it would be an out of the world experience for those viewing any augmented reality or virtual reality programme through a mobile device that has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor and an X50 modem fitted in it.

As for those devices with the Snapdragon 855 Plus chipsets, you may see them through the second half of 2019.

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