In December 2018, Qualcomm, the world’s largest chipmaker company announced its most powerful mobile chipset Snapdragon 855. This is the company’s most powerfulf SoC designed for mobiles and tablets. Currently the most flagship Android smartphones are paired with Snapdrgon 855 chipset like the Samsung Galaxy S10 U.S. variant, Xiaomi Mi 9, OnePlus 7 Pro, and ASUS ZenFone 6. The SD 855 chipset is also seen in gaming smartphones like Nubia Red Magic 3 and Black Shark 2. Seeing the upward trend of this chipset in gaming the company decided to make gaming more better in its chipset and then the Snapdragon 730G chipset was announced for upper mid-range deivces. Now the company has also announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus, an upgraded version of Snapdragon 855.
We were waiting for Snapdragon 865 chipset and the rumors were that it will come in two variants – 5G & Non 5G. But the compant has announced Snapdragon 855 Plus with improved CPU and GPU which was not expected. Here we will tell you that what is the difference between Snapdragon 855 Plus and Snapdragon 855 or how Snapdragon 855 Plus is better than Snapdragon 855. Let’s compare Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus vs Snapdragon 855 Chipset.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus vs Snapdragon 855 CPU & GPU
Starting the comparison with manufacturing process, both chipsets are build using 7nm fabrication process, there is no any change in their fabrication process. Speaking of changes, the Snapdragon 855 Plus has Kryo 485 CPU clocked at 2.96GHz while the Snapdragon 855 was running at 2.84GHz clock speed. The Snapdragon 855 chipset has 2 Prime Cortex-A76 Cores running at 2.96GHz, 2 Cortex-A76 Cores clocked at 2.4GHz clock speed and other 4 Cortex-A76 Cores ticking at 1.8GHz clock speed.
The Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset has improved speed of prime cores. The company claims that the Snapdragon 855 Plus has 4% improved clock speed of CPU.
Speaking of second change, it is in their GPU, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset has same Adreno 640 GPU like Snapdragon 855. But according to company’s claims, it has 15% improved GPU performance. The Adreno 640 GPU of Snapdragon 855 Plus offers 15% increased performance over the Adreno 640 GPU of Snapdragon 855 chipset. The improvements of this chipset will provide better gaming experience and faster performance. If you are expecting more than it from this chipset then that is not the case. Apart from these improvements everything remains the same.
The Snapdragon 855 also supports dual 14-bit Spectra 380 ISP and it has an integrated Snapdragon X24 LTE modem with optional Snapdragon X50 5G modem support. For machine learning, the Snapdragon 855 chipset has the Hexagon 690 DSP.
The Snapdragon 855 Plus has the same Snapdragon X24 4G LTE & X50 5G Modem like Snapdragon 855 chipset. The Snapdragon 855 chipset will be available for use in smartphones from the second half of 2019. The upcoming smartphones like Asus ROG 2 Gaming Phone and Galaxy Note 10 Pro might be paired with this chipset. Let us know in the comments that what do you think about Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset.