Here is Naijaknowhow‘s list of the cheapest and best Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus Phones.
After the Snapdragon 855 launched in 2018, Qualcomm released an update from the Snapdragon 855 flagship processor called “Snapdragon 855 Plus”. This chipset is somewhat similar to the previous version but with a few differences.
The difference is the eight existing Kryo cores are boosted with higher clock speeds, up to 2.96 GHz. But the more noticeable updates are in the GPU sector, where according to the Adreno 640 performance that is used increases by 15%. There is also an increase in the side of AI and VR because this chip is equipped with the 4th generation AI Engine which is capable of running more than 7 trillion operations every second.
Updates also exist on the connectivity side, because Snapdragon 855 Plus is claimed to have battery life all day with a 5G connection. There are a couple of devices (which I covered in this post) already using the Snapdragon 855 chipset.
“The modified version of the SD855 processor was built for gaming, VR, AI and 5G connectivity.”
That said, let’s delve deeper as we compile all the phones already using the Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset, key specs, price and where to buy them online.
List of Smartphones With Snapdragon 855 Plus Chipset
Asus Smartphone with SD 855+ processor– World’s Fastest Smartphone
The Taiwanese manufacturer Asus announced the Asus ROG Phone II gaming smartphone with Snapdragon 855 Plus. Asus ROG Phone II is a super Android smartphone equipped with 6.59-inch AMOLED (2340 × 1080) display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz that enables smooth screen display which makes it the fastest and most powerful phone made yet.
It’s supported with the latest Snapdragon 855 Plus, an Octa-core chipset that clocks at 2.96 GHz, RAM capacity comes in two variants — 8GB / 12GB, storage capacity is 512GB UFS 3.0 and lastly, it’s built with a duo camera setup of 48MP + 13MP. It is further graced with a 6000mAh battery that enables longevity when playing games for long hours without charge.
Here are the Asus ROG Phone 2 key specifications…
|Display||6.59 inches, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 pixels|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie), ROG UI|
|Processor||2.96GHz Kryo 485 Octa-core Snapdragon 855 Plus|
|Storage||128/512GB ROM + 8/12GB RAM|
|Camera||48MP + 13MP Rear/24MP Front (With Dual LED light)|
Xiaomi phone with fast Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset
Black Shark 2 Pro is the second smartphone to use Snapdragon 855 Plus after ASUS ROG Phone 2. This phone is still similar to the regular version of the Black Shark 2, which includes a 6.39-inch AMOLED screen, a 48MP + 12MP dual rear camera, and a 20MP selfie camera.
Maximum clockspeed for the Octa-core CPUs of the Snapdragon 855 Plus Kyro 485 increased to 2.96GHz, from the previous 2.84GHz on Snapdragon 855. Finally, you get two model options of 128GB + 12GB RAM or 256GB + 12GB RAM and both are supported with a huge 4000mAh battery with fast charging technology.
Here are the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro key specifications…
|Display||6.39-inch, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen,1080 x 2340 pixels|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie)|
|Processor||Octa-core 2.96GHz Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 Plus|
|Storage||128GB / 256G ROM + 12GB RAM|
|Camera||48MP + 12MP Rear/20MP Front (With LED light)|
|Price||Starts $436 (approx. ₦158,000 naira)|
Meizu phone with Snapdragon 855+ chipset
The Meizu 16s Pro heads out in flying fashion thanks to its cool design. Minimal bezels are seen at the top and bottom of the smartphone while the physical buttons are aligned on the right side. As for the top bezel, it houses the frontal camera, LED flash, a couple of sensors and the earpiece.
Meizu 16s Pro is a high-end Android smartphone equipped with 6.2 inch Super AMOLED (2232 × 1080) display, Snapdragon 855 Plus 2.96GHz octa-core CPU, 6GB / 8GB RAM, storage capacity is 128GB / 256GB and lastly, it is equipped with a triple rear camera combo of 48 megapixels + 20 megapixels + 16 megapixels.
Here are the Meizu 16s Pro key specifications…
|Display||6.29-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 X 2232 pixels|
|OS||Android 9.0 Pie OS (Flyme 8)|
|Processor||Octa-core 2.96GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chipset|
|Storage||128GB / 256GB ROM + 6GB / 8GB RAM|
|Camera||48MP + 20MP + 16MP Rear/20MP Front (With LED light)|
|Battery||3,600mAh battery; 24W mCharge|
|Price||₦140,000 – ₦167,000|
Vivo smartphone with Snapdragon 855 Plus
Vivo officially released its newest gaming smartphones Vivo iQOO Pro which comes in two variants, namely 4G LTE and 5G. These smartphones are direct successors to the Vivo iQOO released earlier this year. The two variants are actually identical in terms of design and specifications. The only difference lies in the connectivity support that is carried.
Vivo iQOO Pro is a high-end device with 6.41 inch AMOLED (2340 × 1080) display, Snapdragon 855 Plus 2.96GHz octa-core chipset, 8GB / 12GB RAM, 128GB / 256GB storage capacity and a triple rear main camera combination of 48 megapixels + 13 megapixels + 2 megapixels.
Here are the Vivo iQOO Pro 5G and 4G LTE key specifications…
|Display||6.41-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie); Funtouch 9|
|Processor||Octa-core 2.84GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ Processor|
|Storage||256 GB + 8/12 GB RAM or 128 GB + 8/12 GB RAM|
|Camera||48MP + 13MP + 2MP Rear/12MP Front (With LED light)|
|Price||Starts ₦160,000, up to ₦207,000 (depends on variant / model)|
Latest ZTE smartphone with Snapdragon 855 Plus
Starting off with the design, the two displays found on the ZTE Nubia Z20 plays a huge role in its sleekness and compactness. Asides from the notch absence, the bezels on the main 6.42-inch AMOLED display are super slim. Turning to the rear 5.1-inch display, there’s practically no bezel which is unsurprising. However, there are three cameras arranged horizontally alongside a LED flash.
Other features include, the Snapdragon 855+ chipset, 6GB / 8GB RAM, 128GB / 512GB storage capacity and triple cameras are 48MP with f/1.7 aperture, 8MP telephoto lens and 16MP ultra-wide shooters.
Here are the ZTE Nubia Z20 key specifications…
|Display||6.42-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 X 2340 pixels; Secondary display: 5.1-inch AMOLED touchscreen 1080 X 2340 pixels|
|OS||Android 9.0 Pie OS; Nubia UI 7|
|Processor||Octa-core 2.96GHz Snapdragon 855+ Processor|
|Storage||128GB / 512GB ROM + 6GB / 8GB RAM|
|Camera||48MP + 8MP + 16MP Rear (With LED light)|
|Price||N140,000 – N145,000|
These are the two phones currently using the Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset. it’s no coincidence that these devices are built specifically for gaming. As mentioned earlier, the SD 855+ chipset was specific to gaming, VR, AI and more. It focuses more on performance which makes phones on this list the most powerful and fastest smartphones to buy right now!
However, we will continuously update this article when new devices are spotted with the SD 855 Plus chipset.
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