Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus has 15% more graphics power
Qualcomm has upped the game even further by announcing an upgraded version of its flagship 855 chipset. The all-new Snapdragon 855 Plus is a mid-cycle refresh to the current-gen flagship SoC. This new SoC is focused on providing better GPU performance and also slight CPU prowess over the regular 855 chipset.
The new snapdragon 855 plus chipset is overclocked at 2.96 GHz whereas the stock variant is clocked at 2.84 GHz. This might not seem to deliver significant improvement in CPU performance which is pegged at just 4.2%. However, the Adreno 640 is supercharged to deliver 15% better graphics performance over the stock version.
This more powerful chipset is destined to power the upcoming second iteration of Asus ROG Phone 2. The Republic of Gamers by Asus are powerful gaming devices targetted at the elite class of gamers. It is anticipated that ROG Phone 2 will feature a 120 Hz display to use the chipset’s enormous power. At present, the Asus ROG phone 1 is on sale in India at a staggering price tag of Rs 69,990. This phone is powered by last year’s flagship Qualcomm chipset, snapdragon 845 and is specially optimized for the ROG phone.
The company claims that the new Snapdragon 855 Plus has been designed keeping in mind to offer enhanced gaming performance and better experiences of 5G, AI processing, AR, and VR. Qualcomm aims to use the increased power returned by the Snapdragon 855 Plus to further supercharge gaming experience on phones which draws power from it.
Features such as the Qualcomm Aqstic, Qualcomm aptX, AI engine, and QC 4.0+ remains same as in the Snapdragon 855. The new 855 plus SoC comes equipped with the Snapdragon X50 modem for 5G support and for 4G connectivity, it has X24 LTE modem. Smartphones powered by snapdragon 855 plus will come in the second half of 2019.
As mentioned earlier, the Asus ROG Phone 2 will be powered by the new snapdragon 855 plus SoC and hence will become the first phone in the world to sport supercharged 855 plus chipset. The ROG phone 2 is going to launch in China on 23rd July 2019 with a starting price of CNY 4,399. This price roughly translates to Rs 44,000.