ASUS confirms the ROG Phone 2 will include the Snapdragon 855 Plus

Qualcomm unveils the Snapdragon 855 Plus, slated to power upcoming gaming smartphones and the Galaxy Note 10

The Plus features 15% faster graphics and a CPU clock speed of up to 2.96GHz. The chip is targeting powerful mobile devices, with an emphasis on 5G, gaming, AI, and AR. With the 855 Plus, Qualcomm wants to provide enhanced performance for gaming smartphones and upcoming 5G phones while enabling great AI and VR experiences. Asus has already confirmed that its ROG Phone II will be the first phone to offer the same chipset. Therefore, there's no guarantee that the Pixel 4 will make the jump to the Snapdragon 855 Plus rather than making use of the 855 that powers the Galaxy S10, OnePlus 7, and Galaxy Note 10. 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. Termed the Snapdragon 855 Plus, this chipset comes equipped with an overclocked CPU and GPU as compared to the standard Snapdragon 855.

We've not seen a mid-year chip bump like this before from Qualcomm, and it means flagship phones in the second half of the year may have a slight performance edge over the handsets we've seen so far - with the Asus ROG Phone 2 leading the charge. When we connected the phone to the Internet, the mobile revolution was born. Qualcomm also continues to offer the Snapdragon Elite Gaming Experience that aims to reduce game load times, supports anti-cheat extensions, and more.

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Judging by the icon design on the apps, it's safe to say that the ROG Phone 2 will run on ROG Gaming UI (probably a new version too) based on Android, as well as the dual stereo speakers on the top and bottom. However, the newly announced Snapdragon 855 Plus will not be exclusive to the ROG Phone like the binned Snapdragon 845 but it will be widely available to smartphone makers.

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