Snapdragon 855 Plus Mobile Platform is a new force to be reckoned with, unlocking maximum power and performance for mobile gaming. This game-changing platform is built for speed and enhanced performance, delivering 15% faster graphics rendering and an uplift in CPU performance from the standard Snapdragon 855.
The new Snapdragon 855 Plus is further optimized for gaming, VR, AI, and 5G connectivity. It sticks to the same overall design and chip layout as the 855, but Qualcomm says the Plus‘ eight-core Kryo CPU runs at higher peak clock speeds of up to 2.96GHz.
Qualcomm® Snapdragon Elite Gaming™ sets you up for victory with a full arsenal of hardware and software features, especially when you game in 5G. The Snapdragon 855+ harnesses multi-gigabit 4G connectivity while unleashing cutting-edge 5G experiences.
The new Snapdragon 855 Plus features refreshed specs including new Qualcomm Kyro 485 Prime CPU cores with improved clock speeds of up to 2.96GHz (from 2.84GHz on the regular SD 855), and a claimed 15 percent performance bump for the chip’s Adreno 640 GPU.
Along with enhanced performance, the Snapdragon 855 Plus also comes with a number of previously introduced gaming improvements such as Qualcomm’s “Game Jank Reducer” that claims to reduce the jitter and lag you sometimes experience in mobile games, along with things like Game AntiCheat Extensions, and Game Fast Loader to help reduce the amount of time it takes to fire up an app.
You’ll also get fast, smooth, and power efficient game play with our brilliant on-device Qualcomm® AI Engine. Combine these advantages with true HDR gaming and premium audio, and you’ll get fully immersive, elevated experiences unlike any other.
While the 855 Plus doesn’t seem to include any game-changing upgrades, refreshing its flagship processor should add extra appeal to high-end Android phones released in the latter half of the year that otherwise would have had to make do with previously released components. And with Apple rumored to release a new A-series chip later this fall, a small bump in performance for the chips installed in competing Android phones certainly won’t hurt.