Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 promises big improvements to AI, performance, and connectivity

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Qualcomm officially took the wraps off the Snapdragon 855, its next generation processor, yesterday at the SnapDragon Tech Summit. At day two of the conference, Qualcomm is providing all the details on what the new processor will offer for the next wave of flagship phones.

Qualcomm is focusing on several key areas for improvement with the Snapdragon 855, including connectivity, the camera, artificial intelligence, entertainment, and more.

Connectivity and performance

On the connectivity front, the 855 chipset itself will feature Qualcomm’s new X24 modem — notably, not the X50 modem that will enable 5G functionality, which will be a separate add for companies that want to offer it. That’s important: Snapdragon 855 alone won’t give you…

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