U.S. Markets close in 1 hr 37 mins

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 Plus chip is built for gaming and VR

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 Plus chip is built for gaming and VR

Qualcomm is shaking up its once-a-year approach to updating its flagship mobile processor, and it could be good news for Android phone fans who crave raw performance. The chip maker has introduced an upgraded Snapdragon 855 Plus that wrings extra performance out of the familiar 855 design . The eight-core Kryo 485 CPU now runs at up to 2.96GHz instead of the earlier 2.84GHz, and the Adreno 640 graphics should deliver a 15 percent speed boost.