Snapdragon 855 Details Leak Before Official Launch

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Snapdragon 855 Details Leak Before Official Launch

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The latest flagship Chipset from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 855 is set to launch today. Ahead of its official launch, TechCrunch accidentally published an article which revealed crucial details about the same. Although they have taken down the article, the vital information is already out.


The article confirmed that the chipset will officially be called the Snapdragon 855 and not Snapdragon 8155 which was previously claimed. According to the article, Snapdragon 8155 was just the codename and not the official name. The Snapdragon 855 is the successor to the Snapdragon 845 which was launched last year and is present on devices like the OnePlus 6T & the Pixel 3 XL. Unlike its predecessor, the new chipset uses 7 nm manufacturing technology and is made by TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company). 

The Snapdragon 855 also has a dedicated NPU (Neural Processing Unit). The company claims the new chipset has up to three times better performance than the last generation. Additionally, it also has the Snapdragon X24 LTE modem and Snapdragon X50 5G modem.

Cores & Clock Speed

The Snapdragon 855 comprises of the Adreno 640 GPU and Octa Core CPU. It has three CPU clusters, including one high-performance Kryo Gold core clocked at 2.84 GHz, three moderate-performance Kryo Gold cores clocked at 2.42 GHz and four power-saving Kryo silver cores clocked at 1.78 GHz. The new Adreno 640 GPU is also optimised to maximise the performance of applications using AR (Augmented Reality). 

Furthermore, the Snapdragon 855 also has support for a 3D sonic sensor. It provides support for enhanced ultra-sonic in-display fingerprint sensors. Currently, phones with in-display fingerprint sensors use optical sensors which are quite secure but are no match to the ultrasonic scanners. Qualcomm has readied an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner which allows biometric recognition even if your fingers are dusty or sweaty. It makes use of sound waves which can penetrate obstructions like dust and oil.

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy A8s To Launch on December 10

To sum up, the upcoming Snapdragon 855 will be an absolute powerhouse and we are excited to see the first device featuring it.

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