Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 was the SoC to have when it came to flagships. The processor made it’s way to smartphones priced all the way to $1000, all the way from $300. The SoC made its way to almost every flagship that might be worth buying, and largely so as it was a very capable processor. Although now, the SoC is almost a year old, so it’s only fair we get excited about the next flagship processor from Qualcomm, most probably the Snapdragon 855.
Geekbench scores reveal a certain processor with a single-core score of 3697 (4200 on the iPhone X) and multicore scores of 10469, on par with Apple’s A11 bionic SoC. Again, these scores barely compete with the capabilities of last year’s iPhone chip. We are also due for a new iPhone update, most probably the iPhone Xs and more importantly the new A12 chip, which should be far better than it’s predecessor.
This isn’t a surprising news since Apple has always been better at SoCs. Nonetheless, we still aren’t sure that this is the SD855’s benchmark scores, it’s just highly probable. All we know is the “msmnile” tagline, with 8 cores, and a base frequency of 1.78GHz running on a 6GB RAM, Android 9 based smartphone setup. We also know that the SoC will also be manufactured on the new 7nm FinFET architecture and feature the new Snapdragon X50 5G modem.
As the trend with new Qualcomm SoCs, Samsung’s new flagship might be the first to come up with the processor. The Galaxy S10 is Samsung’s 10th-anniversary flagship smartphone, so it’s also highly likely it might be the first to get the Snapdragon 855 as well. In other news, Qualcomm has reportedly been tweaking on the Snapdragon 865 SoC, the successor of the SD855 since June this year.