It was reported yesterday that the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus would arrive with dual front-facing cameras and a pill-shaped hole in its display. Qualcomm also announced support for 5G in multiple countries coming next year. Following that debut, the new Android flagships should hit the market by late March after a brief pre-order period which will likely see more incentives than what Samsung has been offering a year ago seeing how the Galaxy S9 line ended up having relatively underwhelming sales. First of all, the chip will officially be known as Snapdragon 855, despite everyone calling it Snapdragon 8150 up until now.
Per WinFuture, it was TechCrunch that has mistakenly published some information about the Snapdragon 855 ahead of time. The Snapdragon 855 will, in fact, be the first SoC on the market to use this feature for the new generation of connectivity that we will see become official during the year that is about to begin. In the 5G phone's case, the chip will be equipped with a Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem along with "antenna modules with integrated RF transceiver, RF front-end and antenna elements".
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The processor will also feature a built-in Neural Processing Unit (NPU) which is something we expect to see on most flagship mobile processors these days. Furthermore, Samsung's Exynos 9820 also comes with an NPU of its own. Speaking of GPUs, the new SoC will integrate the Adreno 640 accelerator, and the CPU part will include three separate clusters, with only one high-performance core running at 2.84 GHz, three more performance cores running at 2.42 GHz, plus four efficient cores running at 1.78 GHz. One of the high-end cores, WinFuture notes, is expected to go up to 2.84GHz.
The 855 is the world's first 5G-ready chipset in any practical sense, as it will be the first to appear in 5G phones you can actually buy for use on 5G networks that actually exist.