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Moreover, this SoC offers a faster Kryo 485 Prime core, which is clocked at 2.96GHz. The chip is targeting powerful mobile devices, with an emphasis on 5G, gaming, AI, and AR.

Shortly after Qualcomm took the wraps off the new Snapdragon 855 Plus, ASUS' ROG team were quick on their heels to state that the Phone II will feature the new chip which promises to offer better gaming performance. And Asus will be the first to use the chip, in its upcoming ROG Phone II. Also, the chip is getting a new Adreno 640 GPU that should deliver a 15% performance boost. A massive improvement in gaming will soon be available for flagship devices. Snapdragon 855 Plus is our most advanced mobile platform to date and will build upon the success of the 2019 Android flagship Snapdragon 855 5G mobile platform - Kedar Kondap, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. The Snapdragon 855 Plus is created to offer a tangible boost in performance for power-hungry mobile games like "Fortnite" and others in the Google Play Store. You may recall that ASUS used specially binned Snapdragon 845 SoCs in its first (current) generation ROG Phone, which it then overclocked on its own.

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Based on the timing of Qualcomm's announcement, in addition to the ROG Phone 2, I wouldn't be surprised to see the 855 Plus make its way into Samsung's Galaxy Note 10, which is getting announced on 7th August, and possibly a number of other flagship handsets set to launch later this autumn like the Pixel 4.

It makes ideal sense for the 855 Plus to make its way into a gaming phone seeing as how the new processor has been touting its increased performance. So far, Asus announced its ROG Phone II will run on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 Plus. It's coming in the second half of the year, which has us wondering which devices might feature the new 855 Plus silicon.

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