The Snapdragon Technology Summit for the latest from Qualcomm is now happening in Hawaii, the United States. Right before the official announcement, a famous tipster Roland Quandt has confirmed on its Twitter handle, the platform will be called Snapdragon 855. Also, the Snapdragon 855 will be manufactured on the 7nm process by TSMC. The early tipped name SD8150 was for the internal purpose, and the Qualcomm will not use the same naming scheme publically.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 it is! Internally called SM8150, but the official marketing name of the new high-end platform w/ 5G modem, Snapdragon Elite Gaming optimizations, built-in NPU + more, made in a 7nm node is Snapdragon Mobile 855 Platform. More info: https://t.co/CH3QO5yY4o
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) December 4, 2018
The Snapdragon 855 will have an in-built Snapdragon X50 modem to answer the 5G connectivity. Reports say that the chipset will come along with the ARM’s new Cortex-A76 cores that clocks to 2.84 GHz. Along with this, there exist three medium ones that are again the Cortex-A76 with clock speeds of 2.4 GHz. Lastly, there exist four Cortex-A55 clusters of four cores ticks at 1.78 GHz. Also, the GPU will evolve to Adreno 640, and the whole platform will be 20% more efficient.
We expect the SoC to come along with an integrated NPU for improvements in AI. Also, there will be certain optimizations for Elite Gaming like Huawei’s GPU Turbo and Oppo’s Hyper Boost. An official announcement with full details is expected by the end of the week.