Qualcomm has just announced a “new” processor in its lineup called the Snapdragon 855 Plus. This chip is basically an older Snapdragon 855 with slightly better performance thanks to raised clock speeds. It may not be new and shiny, but at least it will be offering performance gains on new phones until a new chip is announced.
The ASUS ROG Phone 2 was announced to house this new processor, and it may be the first phone to launch with it. It makes sense for the more powerful, higher clocked chip to wind up in a gaming phone, as every drop of performance makes a difference rendering complex 3D graphics.
This device is set to launch on July 23 so we won’t have to wait much longer for a full announcement. We expect to see a higher refresh rate display running at 120Hz rather than last year’s 90Hz AMOLED panel. The inclusion of the 855 Plus alone isn’t a great selling point, as performance gains in games should only be around 15% at most, but the new device is sure to impress as much as the last one. With gaming-centric features and the coveted RGB lighting, we can’t wait to see what ASUS has in stock for us.
Source: Android Central