Items tagged with snapdragon 855 plus

Wait a second, didn't OnePlus just release the OnePlus 7 Pro? Well, things move quickly in the smartphone realm, and OnePlus is an OEM that iterates on a lightning-fast schedule with new devices. So, it shouldn't come as a surprise that we're hearing word of an upcoming OnePlus 7T Pro that could be released before the year is up. Images of this alleged OnePlus 7T Pro were posted to the Chinese social media website Weibo, and don't really give much away in terms of appearances. From what we can tell, not much (if anything) has been changed with regards to its display or the pop-up selfie camera mechanism (which is wicked cool to see in operation). Most of the design details surrounding the phone... Read more...
With the release of Qualcomm’s surprise Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC comes the announcement of new gaming smartphones using the new chip. The first out of the gate was the ASUS ROG Phone II, and today we’re seeing the announcement of the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro. In addition to the Snapdragon 855 Plus – which includes loftier CPU and GPU speeds – is a generous 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage (128GB is standard). Speaking of storage, the Black Shark 2 Pro makes use of the incredibly fast UFS 3.0 interface which should further improve performance when opening apps and navigating the Android UI. When it comes to the display, the Black Shark 2 Pro... Read more...
We are roughly two weeks away from the big unveil of Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 family, and like clockwork, additional details on the smartphones are starting to rise to the surface. The latest bit of information comes from ever-reliable gadget leaker Evan Blass. According to Blass' latest report, the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ will both be powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC, which features faster CPU and GPU clocks to deliver increased performance. Qualcomm has previously billed the Snapdragon 855 Plus as a gaming phone-centric SoC, and it currently serves duty in the ASUS ROG Phone II. However, it's highly likely that Samsung is using this refreshed... Read more...
After a week of teasing and a few leaks, ASUS is getting officially official with its ROG Phone II gaming phone. As ASUS confirmed last week, the ROG Phone II is powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 855 Plus, which a binned version of the existing Snapdragon 855 with higher CPU and GPU clocks. The Snapdragon 855 Plus will primarily be used in gaming phones -- like the ROG Phone II -- and features CPU (single "Prime" core) and GPU clocks that have been boosted by 4 percent and 15 percent respectively. So not only will the ROG Phone II have a performance advantage over its predecessor, which featured a Snapdragon 845, but it should also outperform all previously released... Read more...
We've already heard about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC that is aimed at high-end gaming smartphones. We also know that the ASUS ROG Phone II will sport that high-end chipset and have seen that smartphone in a leak. One thing that has been unknown is what levels of performance the SoC will provide to gamers. Geekbench scores for the Black Shark 2 gaming smartphone that uses the 855 Plus SoC have surfaced, and now we know what to expect. The benchmark results show a single-core score of 3623 and a multi-core score of 11367. The device used in the test was the Black Shark 2 running Android 9.0 with 11,506 MB of RAM. Breaking the performance out by category, the Geekbench results give a crypto... Read more...
Hot on the heels of Qualcomm announcing an enhanced version of its mighty Snapdragon 855 system-on-chip (SoC) called the Snapdragon 855+, ASUS has confirmed that it will be implanting the new chip into its upcoming ROG Phone II. This will give the handset some additional grunt for gaming, compared to the regular Snapdragon 855 that is so commonly found in today's flagship phones. In case you missed our previous coverage, the Snapdragon 855+ is basically a bolstered version of the non-plus variant. It is still an octa-core SoC with a main "Prime" core, three high performance cores, and four efficiency cores, and it continues to be built on a 7-nanometer manufacturing process. However, the Prime... Read more...
For flagship Android smartphones that have launched during the first half of 2019, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 has been the go-to option to get the best performance. The Snapdragon 855 is used in everything from the Samsung Galaxy S10 family to the OnePlus 7 Pro to the ASUS ZenFone 6 to the LG G8 ThinQ. However, out of left field, Qualcomm has dropped a bombshell on the tech community with the announcement of the new Snapdragon 855 Plus. The Snapdragon 855 Plus is not a huge departure from its "non-Plus" counterpart, but it does offer a Kryo 485 Prime core with a clock speed of 2.96GHz (up from 2.84GHz). In addition, the Adreno 640 GPU sees its performance improved by roughly... Read more...