The new Qualcomm 855 chip is awesome


Qualcomm Announces the Snapdragon 855 and Its New Under-display Fingerprint Sensor  It’s the time of the year again.  It’s not quite Christmas.  It’s the time we all get to hear about the latest and greatest technology coming out for Android phones!  Qualcomm has released their specs for the new 855 chip and it looks incredible.  Not only will it be faster for everything; virtual reality, augmented reality, gaming but it will have better battery life!  That honestly is the one thing I’m always asking for.  How many of us have run out of battery in the middle of a concert, or a trek using google maps? The best thing about the new chip is that it supports 5G!  Apparently all of the big flagship Android phones will run the 855 this year.  So far, OnePlus has said their next phone will have it and that probably means that Huawei won’t be far behind. While the company didn’t release all of the details yet, it stressed that the 855 is “the world’s first commercial mobile platform supporting multi-gigabit 5G.”The 855 also features a new multi-core AI engine that promises up to 3x better AI performance compared to its previous mobile platform. What kinds of things would that speed up for you?  The personal assistant,   language translation applications and video games. I think the best feature has to be the specialized computer vision silicon for enhanced computational photography (think something akin to Google’s Night Light) and video capture. If you’ve ever tried taking a picture at night with a Pixel 3 you will be amazed at the quality.  The product name for this is “Snapdragon Elite Gaming,” but details remain sparse. Qualcomm also continues to bet on AR (or “extended reality” as the company brands it). What do you think about the new Qualcomm 855 chip?  Are you excited for 5G?  Or do you think it’s just a gimmick?
 

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