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A quick peek at what the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform is all about

By Vijay Anand - on 6 Dec 2018, 12:23pm

A quick peek at what the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform is all about

Yesterday, Qualcomm unveiled their latest mobile platform, the Snapdragon 855 that will power the flagship phones of 2019.

However, we didn't get a lot of tech details until today, and boy, there is a lot. While we carve up a deep dive article to incorporate all of what's new and our demo experiences, here's a high-level snapshot of what the Snapdragon 855 is all about as reported in our twitter channel earlier today:-

Stepping into the decade of multi-Gigabit wireless connectivity.

First mobile processor with 2Gbps LTE modem!

Powerful Wi-Fi - up to 10Gbps wireless connectivity!

Simultaneous use of 5G and 4G connectivity.

Huge performance bump.

The new Adreno GPU.

A powerful new Kryo CPU.

A drastically improved DSP ...

... with a big uplift for AI capability thanks to a new Tensor Accelerator along with other improvements.

The all-new Snapdragon855 in a nutshell.

Every core in the Snapdragon855 has been upgraded to power the 4th gen AI engine.

On-device text recognition enabled by Qualcomm's AI engine.

Snapdragon 855 is an AI powerhouse.

World's first computer vision ISP - it now incorporates certain functions of graphics, CPU and DSP all integrated within the ISP to enable a smarter and more capable ISP.

Suuports HEIF file format!

Massive power savings.

2nd gen. 4K HDR video capture - now with HDR10+ on mobile.

Everything new and improved in the imaging and capture department for the new Snapdragon 855.

Play longer, play better, play faster. Physical based rendering for exceptional quality experience.

What it means to be a Snapdragon Elite Gamer.

New audio support on the Snapdragon 855.

Hardware decoding support for YouTube HDR and VP9 - this gives rise to massive power savings for longer personal entertainment.

Here's a roundup of all the updates you'll get on the upcoming Snapdragon 855 - truly a flagship of 2019.

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