Qualcomm officially announced 7nm Snapdragon 855

Qualcomm Technology Conference held earlier on in Hawaii, officially announced the new high-end computing platform Snapdragon 855, respectively focusing on 4G, 5G connections, artificial intelligence, better shooting Experience and immerse experience.

Snapdragon 855 officially announced

In the Snapdragon 855 computing platform, Qualcomm said it will introduce the fourth-generation artificial intelligence computing engine, and bring 3 times the performance improvement, while providing 2 times the performance improvement compared with other competitors. In the security part, Snapdragon 855 is more natively integrated to support Qualcomm’s ultrasonic-based Sense ID technology to create a 3D Sonic Sensor screen recognition design, and in the network connection part will integrate 4G, 5G connectivity.

In the game experience part, Qualcomm joined the new Elite Gaming design in Snapdragon 855 by cooperating with famous game manufacturers around the world, the game execution performance is enhanced by the CPU, GPU and other computing components in the computing platform. It is expected to be in the game and virtual reality. Experiences such as augmented reality bring higher computing performance.

Qualcomm emphasizes that Snapdragon 855 will become a new industry technology standard and drive new market application reforms. However, Qualcomm has not announced the specific details of Snapdragon 855, so it is expected to reveal more information at this technical conference.

In this announcement, Qualcomm also invited the Samsung platform that has been cooperating for a long time to explain that, in addition to indicating that the two parties are not in a competitive position in the market, but aiming at the development of 5G network and next-generation technology in the form of cooperation and development, it is expected to be launched next year. The Samsung flagship new Galaxy S10 series will still distinguish between its own Exynos 9820 processor and the Snapdragon 855 computing platform announced by Qualcomm.

Alex Katouzian, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Operations at Qualcomm Tech Nologies, presented the Snapdragon 855 chip.

Designed by TSMC 7nm process, the first independent neural processing component

According to previous exposure data, the Snapdragon 855 computing platform will be designed with a three-cluster architecture with operating clocks of 2.84GHz, 2.42GHz and 1.78GHz, and is configured with a “2+2+4” core configuration, that is, through two groups of large The nuclear, two sets of nuclear, and four sets of small nuclear configuration mode of operation, but the specific details still have to be confirmed after Qualcomm officially announced.

In response to Apple, Huawei, and Samsung, the neural processing components are integrated into the processor computing platform to improve device learning and computing performance. Qualcomm has earlier determined that computer vision ISP will be integrated into the Snapdragon 855 computing platform, which is expected Based on the existing Spectra ISP, it provides more efficient parallel computing performance.

However, even integrating the neural processing components in the Snapdragon 855 does not mean that the existing CPU, GPU, DSP and other components, with the Snapdragon NPE artificial intelligence computing engine will be eliminated, Qualcomm still emphasizes Snapdraogn AIE in the early publication process. The design and application is still very important, so in the future, a more flexible design will be added to its computing platform to provide more meta-application design solutions.


As for the processor is expected to be built with TSMC 7nm process technology, compared to Samsung’s current 8nm process technology only in Exynos 9820, Snapdragon 855 is expected to bring further battery efficiency, while taking up less space and adding support 5G Networking function, but at this stage is expected to be based on the additional Snapdragon X50 data chip design, not ready to integrate 5G networking capabilities directly into this processor computing platform.

Snapdragon 855 will focus on 4G, 5G connectivity, artificial intelligence, better shooting experience and immersive experience.

Add the artificial intelligence of the device-driven computer vision.

Add the artificial intelligence of the device-driven computer vision.
Native support Qualcomm proposes Sense ID on-screen fingerprint recognition technology that operates on the principle of ultrasound.
Snapdragon 855 processor computing will seamlessly connect to 5G networking applications.