Snapdragon 855 Plus will power ASUS ROG 2 and Xiaomi Redmi for overclocked performance

Qualcomm introduced the new Snapdragon 855+ processor. It’s a high-capacity processor with the same dynamic range as the Snapdragon 855, but better performance and a focus on the gaming experience. Although Qualcomm announced in a press release that it would be necessary to wait until the end of the year to see the first smartphones to integrate this powerful chip, we learned today that the ASUS ROG Phone 2 will be the first terminal to integrate the Snapdragon 855+ as it will be officially launched on July 23. But Xiaomi doesn’t want to stay in this new breed for long.

Snapdragon 855 Plus will power ASUS ROG 2 and Xiaomi Redmi for overclocked performance
Snapdragon 855 Plus will power ASUS ROG 2 and Xiaomi Redmi for overclocked performance

It’s been a long time since Qualcomm pursued a strategy of introducing mid-cycle high-end processors. The Snapdragon 855+ is now with us and ready for the upper end of the second half. First, we have two processors that are virtually identical in almost all their specifications. Both are built with 7-nanometer technology, which more or less compensates for their energy savings. However, we will see later that the frequency difference should make the Snapdragon 855+ slightly more than the Snapdragon 855 of the first half.

The only key: “Overclocking”

Both are compatible with the Snapdragon X24 modem to provide 5G connectivity, although the installation of this modem depends on any phone manufacturer who chooses Qualcomm’s solution. Both ports are Bluetooth 5.0 with transmissions up to 2Mbps and geolocalization connectivity to GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, and GNSS dual-frequency. There is also a handicap in terms of photographic performance, as is the ISP Spectra 380 dual. This means that they can capture cameras with up to 48 megapixels, dual systems with up to 20 megapixels and hardware acceleration in photography. And in terms of video, the ability to capture up to 4K and ultra-slow motion video up to 480 frames per second.

Both enjoy the same technology and number of cores, but the Snapdragon 855+ is overclocked. Powerful, with accelerated frequencies. The difference isn’t much, but it certainly benefits the Snapdragon 855+ more than the Snapdragon 855, which should consume even less power. At the cost of going a little slower, of course.

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Snapdragon 855 Plus will power ASUS ROG 2 and Xiaomi Redmi for overclocked performance

So the Snapdragon 855+ runs at 2.96 GHz compared to the 2.84 GHz of the Snapdragon 855. And as for the graphics card, both have adapted the Adreno 640 from Qualcomm to the ARM designs, but in the Plus model, it runs at more than 600 MHz, while in the Snapdragon 855 it runs at 585 MHz. And as we mentioned earlier, frequency is crucial when it comes to processors, but it’s not a key factor in defining their performance.

“In addition, Qualcomm says its new Snapdragon 855+ is optimized for artificial intelligence. A system that allows you to perform up to 7 billion operations per second thanks to fourth-generation artificial intelligence.”

In a nutshell, we have two processors in our hands that are almost identical except for their speed. The Snapdragon 855+ is designed to run more than the Snapdragon 855, but they bind for the rest of the functions. Even at the 2.42 GHz top speed of its more conservative cores. A kind of normal version and turbo version as in the old PC configurations.

ASUS ROG 2 with 120Hz display and Snapdragon 855 Plus

Snapdragon 855 Plus will power ASUS ROG 2 and Xiaomi Redmi for overclocked performance
ASUS ROG 2 will arrive with Snapdragon 855 Plus and 120Hz screen

This is currently all the technical information we know about the upcoming ASUS 120Hz mobile gaming display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus. The company also confirmed that the phone will be official on July 23 at 14:00 local time.

Confirmed by Xiaomi, Snapdragon 855+ in Redmi

Snapdragon 855 Plus will power ASUS ROG 2 and Xiaomi Redmi for overclocked performance
Redmi and Realme Snapdragon 855+ smartphones may arrive in the near future

It was Xiaomi Director-General Lu Weibing who confirmed on Weibo Social Network that the company was preparing a Redmi with Qualcomm’s new SoC, which could be released later this year. There are rumors that the manager himself is inviting people to bet on whether the chosen terminal is a Redmi family terminal or whether it will be Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 itself that will premiere the Snapdragon 855+.