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New Qualcomm chipset to be called Snapdragon 855 and manufactured by TSMC

Qualcomm is having its annual meeting in Hawaii, the United States, where it usually announces the new version of its flagship chipset for mobile devices. According to Twitter leakster Roland Quandt, the platform will be called Snapdragon 855 and will be manufactured on the 7nm process by TSMC. The Snapdragon 8150 was the internal name of the new platform, but it will not be used for marketing purposes.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 it is! Internally called SM8150, but the official marketing name of the new high-end platform w/ 5G modem, Snapdragon Elite Gaming optimizations, built-in NPU + more, made in a 7nm node is Snapdragon Mobile 855 Platform. More info: https://t.co/CH3QO5yY4o

Roland Quandt (@rquandt) December 4, 2018

The Snapdragon 855 will have a Snapdragon X50 modem, built specifically to answer demands for 5G connectivity. The CPU will feature three clusters, the mightiest clocked at 2.84 GHz, while the GPU will be Adreno 640.

Snapdragon 855 will have an integrated NPU for improved AI performance. Qualcomm is also going to introduce Elite Gaming optimizations as a competition to Huaweis GPU Turbo and Oppos Hyper Boost. An official announcement with full details is expected by the end of the week.

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