The Snapdragon 855 comes with 5G support, improved performance, richer multimedia capabilities

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip is now official and it is paving the way to a 5G future. It is the fastest Snapdragon yet and comes with support for HDR10+ video recording and playback.
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13. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1421; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Based on what? Geekbench? The only way to determine which hardware is actually faster you'd need to run the exact same software on both devices so you can get an accurate comparison. Since that isn't gonna happen anytime soon, best you can say is that its just inconclusive.

28. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

No they are not faster since it only takes a couple of minutes to throttle. Qualcomm cpu's have alot of endurance. A series gpu's are not quite top notch.

14. vincelongman

Posts: 5694; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I wonder if the A12 will beat the 845 in overheating quickly and crashing when the battery is older than 1.5 years old like the A9-A11 lol

37. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Uh huh. And then the real life speed tests will come out, and the there will be very little difference, most likely the iPhone will fall a bit behind, just like the last several years. But enjoy that super duper A13, as it blazingly runs one app at a time.

43. JCASS889

Posts: 539; Member since: May 18, 2018

i use an iphone 6s as a work phone and a s9+ as my personal, i can without a doubt tell you that the iphone 6s is hot garbage compared to my s9+, it runs circles around the a9.

11. Amir123a

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 27, 2016

Who cares? Buy the exynos international version if you are in the us. Pay more and get a superior device carrier bloat free. You guys in the us, you are fooled.

15. vincelongman

Posts: 5694; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

But the Qualcomm variant has been the superior device for the past 2 years This year's Exynos 9810 is especially bad, struggles against even the 8895 and 835

17. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Hahahah what a joke you mean the crappy snapdragon Soc that overheating since snapdragon 810 till snapdragon 845. https://youtu.be/rZ-mxershFE

18. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You don't your head from your butt. The SD 810 did over heat, but the 820 did not. Or if you really pushed it then it would take a long time to heat up. But with proper heat sinks, then it would never heat up. Trex95 some of the most taxing things to run on any SoC are VR and AR headset related apps. If the 820 and above were overheating, then they would not have made any VR headsets with them. Thanks for playing the troll again.

21. danwat1234

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 21, 2016

In the Moto Z with the 820 anyway, it throttles hard when the battery gets to 45C or warmer. Phone warm to the touch. Vapor chamber cooling like the Asus ROG seems like a good feature in a phone

23. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

All snapdragon Soc overheating except the truth.

22. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Google this : s6 edge overheat There will be tons of articles. Most shocking is the pop up message that says phone needs to cool down.

29. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

S6 edge is exynos...

20. danwat1234

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 21, 2016

Patiently waiting for the 855 to upgrade from a Moto Z 820SOC. Ideally Asus ROG will be upgraded so there will be a phone with an 855 that has vapor chamber cooling. So, it won't throttle too bad in the summer.

25. evernet

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 20, 2018

Hoping the 5G Fusion portion of this article turns out to be true. Who care's about the handsets themselves? The true super-upgrade cycle will be driven by 5G Networks and all the devices that can access them. Can't wait to see all that is in store with the advent of commercial 5G next year and beyond!

35. Madmax

Posts: 110; Member since: Aug 19, 2016

Other oems will use it too you know? Probably before the aforementioned device.. There was no need to name a particular device IMO.. but well . typical PA

50. sissy246

Posts: 7112; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

OMG they only named those 2 because they will be the first to have it. Stop crying

38. sheyikojo

Posts: 31; Member since: Dec 03, 2018

Very awesome

41. Jrod99

Posts: 729; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Not sure. Someone call the tech expert.

46. monoke

Posts: 1162; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Did these guys just receive their Sammy check in the mail or something? They keep promoting it as if the chip was exclusive to this phone. Lol.

49. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Bleh bleh bleh. Nothing new. Another inferior chip against the most powerful and superior Apple chips.

52. sissy246

Posts: 7112; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Go to school Game opening goes to apple yes, not so much every day apps.

51. Sparkxster

Posts: 1228; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Snapdragon 855 is very impressive.

56. epdm2be

Posts: 822; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

"..richer multimedia capabilities.." Yet manufacturers are leaving multimedia-ports, like audio-jack, (micro-)hdmi etc, out of their phones!

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