Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

Brand: Qualcomm Chipsets
Category: Soc
  • Max Camera: 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP
  • Video playback: 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS
  • Release Date: December 2018

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is a flagship mobile processor announced in December 2018, succeeding the Snapdragon 845. It features 8 cores: 1 Cortex-A76 at 2.84 GHz, 3 Cortex-A76 at 2.42 GHz, and 4 Cortex-A55 at 1.8 GHz. The Adreno 640 GPU offers improved graphics performance and higher clock speeds than the Adreno 630 in the 845. This chipset supports LPDDR4X memory, UFS 3.0 storage, and up to 16 GB of RAM.

It features a Hexagon 690 neural processor for AI tasks and supports Vulkan 1.1, OpenCL 2.0, and DirectX 12.1. The Snapdragon 855 has a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160, camera support up to 192MP, and video capture and playback at 4K and 120FPS.

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Announced December 2018
Available Yes
Class Flagship
Models SM8150


3DMark Single-Core Score; 930
Multi-Core Score; 2834
Compute Score (GPU); 2257

GeekBench 6 Stability; 88%
Graphics test; 18 FPS
Score; 3072


GPU name Adreno 640
Architecture Adreno 600
GPU frequency 585 MHz
FLOPS 898.5 Gigaflops
Execution units 2
Shading units 384
Total shaders 768
OpenCL version 2.0
Vulkan version 1.1


Architecture 1x 2.84 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
3x 2.42 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55 (Kryo 485 Silver)
Cores 8
Foundry TSMC
Frequency Range 2840 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache 512 KB
L2 cache 1 MB
L3 cache 2 MB
Process Node 7 nanometers
Transistor count 6.7 billion

AI Accelerators

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 690

Multimedia (ISP)

Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Video capture 4K at 120FPS
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

SoC Connectivity

4G Band LTE Cat. 20
5G Band Yes
Wi-Fi 6
Download speed Up to 5000 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 1240 Mbps
Bluetooth 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS
Modem X24 LTE, X50 5G


Memory type LPDDR4X
Max size 16 GB
Max bandwidth 34.13 Gbit/s
Memory frequency 2133 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit
Storage Tech UFS 3.0


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