GAMING AND PHOTOGRAPHY:
Featuring the Adreno 640 GPU, Qualcomm has stated that it will offer a 20 percent boost in performance over the previous generation and is set to outperform Arm’s Mali G76 chipset in the gaming department. It will support HDR, physical-based rendering and cut down on dropped frames up to 90 percent. The Snapdragon 855 will also increase the performance of virtual reality by providing 8K resolution at 120 frames/second. To top it off, the chipset will support Vulkan 1.1 graphic library, meaning that gaming would be more smooth and powerful. Coming to the camera, it will feature the world’s first image signal processor (CV-ISP), a dedicated chip to process photos and videos. Better photos would also mean that most of smartphones would end up adopting HEIF (High Efficiency Image Format) instead of JPEG format. Qualcomm has also heavily invested in machine learning and has worked with Nalbi, a vision solutions software firm, where an image would capture all sort of data and depth map for editing it later.