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Snapdragon 855 Processor phones list, specs, and 5G speeds
The Snapdragon 855 chipset from Qualcomm is ushering in a decade of 5G speeds and it’s expected to be in a majority of the Android flagship phones launching in 2019. In fact, we have a list of Smart Android phones that will likely use the Snapdragon 855 chip.
The new chipset was unveiled at the Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii as an improvement to catch up to Apple’s impressive A12 Bionic chips. Qualcomm is promising its chip will achieve twice the performance over an unnamed 7nm competitor – obviously referring to the iPhone XS chip.
The Snapdragon 855 chip platform goes hand-in-hand with the first 5G smartphone revealed today. This 5G phone is a reference design meant to provide a roadmap for companies to use Qualcomm’s technology, though, not a commercial model. You won’t be able to buy it, but it’s very telling of what’s to come in the future from Samsung, OnePlus and other companies.
Here’s what we know on day one of the Snapdragon Summit.
Snapdragon 855 specs: performance, video, security
The Snapdragon 855 specs promise something the Snapdragon 845 chip couldn’t do: beat Apple’s A12 Bionic chipset. The dirty little secret of the 845 is that it was beaten by Apple’s A12 and the prior year’s A11 chipset.
Qualcomm plans to right this wrong in 2019, and it’s doing so with a smaller 7nm chip that will vastly improve efficiency over its 10nm chipsets. Combined with 5G, this should give us wholly faster phones, not just the feel of ‘well, it’s faster than last year’s version.’ The speed boost should be noticeable – at least, that’s what Qualcomm promises.
Your camera is going to see a boost thanks to the Snapdragon 855 chipset, according to Qualcomm’s early tease. It’ll boast the world’s first computer vision image signal processor, meaning a chip dedicated to processing your photos and videos. How? That remains to be seen, but we expect more information on it tomorrow.
Qualcomm also finally announced the launch of its 3D Sonic Sensor. The company has long been working on an in-screen fingerprint sensor solution based on ultrasonic technology.
Ultrasonic fingerprint sensors are said to be superior to the optical under-the-glass tech out there now. And Qualcomm’s plans for it are finally coming to fruition in the Snapdragon 855. Its 3D Sonic Sensor will be ready to be used in phones in the first half of 2019, according to the company.
Snapdragon 855 phones list
Officially, there are no currently-announced smartphones that will utilize the new Snapdragon 855 chipset, but we’re expecting to see the chip on several devices from Qualcomm partners.
The most obvious launch contender is the Samsung Galaxy S10 and the theoretical Galaxy S10 Plus. Tradition says these phones will launch at MWC 2019 in late February. The Sony Xperia XZ4 and LG G8 may be next to follow, along with the OnePlus 7, Moto Z4 and something from HTC. The ZTE Axon 10, now that the Chinese phone maker is back in business, is a likely Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 user, too.
We’ll continue to update this piece as phones with the Snapdragon 855 chipsets get announced – or when rumors emerge. We usually hear something solid in January, tying into CES 2019.
Gaming and Entertainment
It’s a given that when CPU and GPU performance improve, so will gaming performance — but Qualcomm says the Snapdragon 855 will go further that that. Today, the company’s announcing its new Snapdragon Elite Gaming Platform as a marketing banner that encompasses a host of new features.
There’s support for Vulkan 1.1, the low-level graphics API that let game developers get more performance from a given phone than they would otherwise. Qualcomm says it’s a 20 percent performance improvement over the competing OpenGL ES.
With the bumps in performance, Qualcomm says your next phone will now support 10-bit HDR gaming for the first time. That can also provide up to a 20 percent performance improvement too, according to Qualcomm, assuming developers take advantage.
The bright Snapdragon 855 will make their way into the video realm too, where Qualcomm says it’ll now support the HDR10+ and Dolby Vision standards for brighter, more vivid displays, and Qualcomm says the chip has enough performance for HDR video at 120 frames per second, or even 360-degree panoramic video at 8K resolution for volumetric VR.
And with hardware-accelerated H.265 and VP9 video support, Qualcomm says you’ll see a 7x power savings compared to playing back video without it. That’s potentially more battery life, too.
It’s never certain how many of a given smartphone chip’s features will make their way into the real world. Qualcomm’s job is to provide the capabilities and then let smartphone manufacturers, carriers, and OS providers run with them. But there certainly seem to be a lot of new feature in the Snapdragon 855, should those partners be willing.
Related product: Apple iPhone 8 ☆
The iPhone 8 is an incremental update over the iPhone 7 – it’s strange that Apple decided against the 7S name here, as there’s not a lot of new technology on offer beyond the improved screen and faster innards.
- Finally Full HD
- The new color gold is attractive
- No dual camera, no Portrait Mode
- Similar design again