Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset was announced earlier this year and today, we have several flagship smartphones featuring it and they are blazing fast. Well, Qualcomm has worked up with the magical numbers of its Snapdragon 855 in order to bring the upgraded and enhanced Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus that was introduced earlier today and guess what, Asus swiftly announced its Asus ROG Phone II that will be the first smartphone to adopt the new tech.
Talking about Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset, it is an identical chipset as SDM855, however, it has been further enhanced to fit a powerful Kryo 485 CPU core that has been boosted to 2.96GHz from its original 2.84GHz clock speed although it remains unknown if the second cluster which consists of three cores of Kryo 485 has been overclocked or not. Apparently, Qualcomm has also tweaked the Adreno 640 GPU and it now delivers a whopping 15% more power which is something gaming phones like Asus ROG Phone II can use to their advantage since it allows higher graphical performance while the CPU has been overclocked which promises higher output as well.
Asus ROG Phone II unveils next week on July 23
Unlike Asus ROG Phone that was introduced last year with binned version of Snapdragon 845 that was made especially for this gaming phone only, the Snapdragon 855 Plus will be available for all OEMs and in fact, Qualcomm states that many smartphones are in tow to get the SDM855 Plus chipset this year with ROG Phone II being the first adopter.
Also, similar to its non-Plus variant, Snapdragon 855 Plus will produce a choice between using X24 LTE modem or OEMs can opt for an X50 external 5G modem if they want to install 5G support to their smartphones as well. Furthermore, the Plus variant of the chipset is specially enhanced to support AR/VR applications which means the next-gen gaming phones will have much more than just games to play since AR/VR applications are vivid.
You can read the press release posted by Qualcomm here. Asus has booked July 23 and that’s next week to unveil the Asus ROG Phone II so we won’t have to wait much longer to test the new chipset.