Equipment with Samsung Galaxy S10, Sony Xperia XZ4, Xiaomi Mi 9, OnePlus 7 and many more should make use of this SoC. An increasingly powerful component from generation to generation.
Indeed, by this time the American company will already be working on the technical details of the Snapdragon 855. So it is natural to begin to speculate what will bring this processor to the mobile market. One of the new features expected for the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is its Artificial Intelligence capabilities. According to the Winfuture publication, this processor will have a Neural Processing Unit.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 will have a Neural Processing Unit
This is a term that certainly will not be strange to you. It is a component that Huawei has applied to its Kirin 970 processor, introduced in mid-2017.
What this unit does is bring the contemplated smartphones the ability to process Artificial Intelligence tasks at the hardware level. This reduces the response time by the smartphone because it does not need to use a web server for processing.
For the end user this translates, for example, into a translation at the level of the smartphone much faster. We also have the AI capacities increasingly in vogue in the smartphone cameras.
Here, it should be noted that some devices already have these capabilities, however, without the necessary hardware. In effect, these tasks are then carried out through external resources, reducing their response time.
Already with a processor with a Neural Processing Unit, these tasks will be carried out more quickly. Discussing its usefulness would be the theme for another article.
But after all how will this processor be built?
Still with regard to Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, take some time to talk about some technicalities of your production process. Qualcomm will take advantage of the 7nm lithography adopted by TSMC.
This process will thus decrease the distance between the processor transistors. Something that will reduce the size of the component but increase its power to energy efficiency. However, the process adopted by TSMC is lower than what Samsung is using for its Exynos 9820.
TSMC will be using an optical process that is already in the final phase of life. Samsung is using a new process of exposure to ultraviolet radiation. This is a superior technology and it will have better repercussions on the performance of the processor.
In any case, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 will not cease to be a SoC with an enviable performance. It will be a processor much more prepared for the requirements of your daily use than the model currently on the market.