At the moment Qualcomm introduced a mid-cycle improve for the Snapdragon 855, referred to as the “Snapdragon 855+.” As a mid-cycle improve, there aren’t large adjustments right here. It is nonetheless an eight-core, 7nm SoC, however the CPU and GPU are a bit sooner due to greater clock speeds.

First up: the CPU, which sees the 855’s “Prime” core clock velocity get bumped from 2.84GHz to 2.96GHz within the Plus model. Bear in mind the 855’s “Prime” core structure was a little bit of a brand new factor for Qualcomm. It was typical to separate the eight CPU cores up into two units of 4 cores. The “Huge” core set received a more-advanced core design and a better clock fee for the heavy workloads, whereas a “little” set of cores had slower, extra power-efficient cores for smaller workloads. The 855 took that larger core set and pumped a single core as much as a “Prime” core, so that you had one Cortex A76-based core at 2.84GHz, three A76-based cores at 2.42GHz, and 4 1.8GHz Cortex A55-based cores for the smaller cluster. The brand new “Prime” core clock velocity signifies that solely the only essential core is quicker.

As for the sooner Adreno 640 GPU, Qualcomm’s press launch guarantees “15 p.c sooner graphics rendering” and provides no technical particulars. We will assume meaning the 585MHz clock fee from the Snapdragon 855 is now someplace round 673MHz.

That is the whole lot. It is the identical Snapdragon 855 that has been everywhere in the high-end market this yr, however a bit sooner. Qualcomm quietly provided a clock-rate-bumped Snapdragon 845 final yr, which confirmed up within the Asus ROG Cellphone. The chip additionally moved to Home windows PCs and have become the Snapdragon 850.

Qualcomm says to count on industrial units with the 855+ in “2H 2019.” A report from Anandtech says the Asus will once more be the primary to supply Qualcomm’s sooner chip, this time within the Asus ROG Cellphone 2, which launches July 23. After that, Samsung’s Galaxy Notice 10, launching August 7, is a possible touchdown spot, too.

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