Snapdragon 855 is now official with an improved imaging and efficiency


The Snapdragon Technology Summit for the latest from Qualcomm is now happening in Hawaii, the United States. Today, the company reveals its new flagship SoC, and it will be called Snapdragon 855. The early tipped name SD8150 was for the internal purpose only.

The new 7nm process is made by TSMC. It is in line up with the new SoCs in the market. Also, the smaller footprint means, better battery life and more performance at the same time. Also, the AI performance on the SoC is up to three times the AI performance compared to the previous generation mobile platform.

Snapdragon 855 is now official with an improved imaging and efficiency

Further, Qualcomm announces a new dedicated vision processor for image processing. Now, the SoC can process depth mapping at 60 frames per second. It will improve on the augmented reality experience on the smartphones. Also, the new image processor will allow for 4K HDR capture at 60 fps. Also, it will use 25% of the power in comparison to the previous generation.

Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor is another technology from the company, and according to Qualcomm, it can still detect your fingerprint if it is wet or covered in particles.

Interestingly, Qualcomm isn’t exactly putting an X50 modem into every new Snapdragon 855 chip it’s making. The company announces the chipset to come along with Qualcomm’s new X24 LTE modem, capable of theoretical download speeds up of to 2Gbps. For the companies who want to opt for 5G in their upcoming smartphones, they have a separate option for using X50 modem in their smartphones.

We can expect flagships like Samsung Galaxy S10 and OnePlus 7 to come along with 5G support in the first half of 2019.