Shocker: The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Is Faster Than the 845

The first benchmark tests are out for the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip, and unsurprisingly it’s faster than last year’s 845. At least this gives us some insight into what to expect in the 2019 Android flagship phones.

Of course, we have to give the obligatory benchmarks aren’t indicators of real-world performance talk here, because, well, benchmarks aren’t indicators of real-world performance. They’re a simple way to quantify and compare chipset performance by raw numbers and shouldn’t be used as anything more than that.

All that said, the results for the 855 look pretty good, especially compared to the 845, which is the current chip in the bulk of high-end Android phones out today. In fact, Qualcomm is claiming it’s a 40 percent performance increase. That’s a pretty significant number, especially when you consider how powerful these modern mobile chipsets already are.

Android Police recently spent some time running the 855 through its paces, comparing it to a slew of modern devices like the Pixel 3, OnePlus 6T, Galaxy Note 9, and more. If you’re interested in their findings and how the 855 compares to the 845, I highly recommend giving that post a read.

But really, the long and sort of it is that the 855 is, unsurprisingly, better than the 845. It’s going to be a good year for Android flagships.

via Android Police

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