Snapdragon 855, Explained

By | January 27, 2019

Snapdragon 855, Snapdragon X50, Adreno 630, Adreno 640, Snapdragon 855 specs

About Snapdragon 855

The Snapdragon 855 is a new processor from Qualcomm. It is the replacement for snapdragon 845, it 5G Compatible processor. Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 will be seen in the Flagships of 2019. Snapdragon 855 will provide better performance than Qualcomm Snapdragon 845.

Snapdragon 855 Architecture

qualcomm snapdragon 855 architecture
qualcomm snapdragon 855 architecture

Snapdragon 855 is based on new architecture improvements and leading 7nm process technology. A Qualcomm “Hexagon” processor whose main purpose is to Artificial Intelligence. It provides the ultimate personal assistants for camera, voice, gaming. Delivering the most secure, fast and reliable performance. It is based on Kryo 485 in which 1 processor is clocked more than others, the processor which is more clocked is called a primary processor.

snapdragon 855 mobile
snapdragon 855 mobile

The Snapdragon 855 will also be supporting the LPDD4x memory as the memory depends on the type of chipset. The maximum frequency it can support will be of 2133 MHz and the maximum memory will be 16 GB.

The snapdragon 855 have a Adreno 640. It is Qualcomm design GPU, which have a rendering speed 20% faster. The earlier snapdragon 845 have Adreno 630 GPU. It also have new Hexagon 690 with improved AI. This ISP will support video decoding upto H.265 and V9, it is good for 4k video.

qualcomm snapdragon 855 5G
qualcomm snapdragon 855 5G

This Snapdragon 855 also has the new ISP that is known as the spectra 380 isp. Which help the manufactures to put the 48Mp single camera on the chipset. For the dual camera setup, they can go up to 22Mp each camera. It will support slow motion up to 480fps at 720p HDR resolution. The Snapdragon 855 will give video recording up to 4K HDR video recording.

snapdragon X50
snapdragon X50

The 5g support will not be directly provided by the chipset as the Qualcomm has made a different chip for 5G support, it is named as Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem. If the manufacturer gives the 5G compatibility they need to add one more chip to do so.

The Qualcomm snapdragon 855 will have a bluetooth version of 5.0. And a connectivity speed of 2 Mbps.Supports two wake words simultaneously
Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Baidu,Cortana.

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