The Snapdragon 855 isn’t due to appear in devices until next year but Qualcomm is already working on the chipset. About a month ago, a Sony device said to be powered by the processor was allegedly seen on Geekbench. Now, another device, a Xiaomi this time, has surfaced online.
The device is listed as “Xiaomi SDM855 for arm64” and it was benchmarked on July 27. While the name does have SDM855, Geekbench actually shows the phone is powered by a msm8998 chipset which is also known as Snapdragon 835.
The scores are also lower than that of the Snapdragon 845 which powers this year’s flagships which further confirms this isn’t the Snapdragon 855.
When Qualcomm unveils the SD855 later this year, it will be its first 7nm chipset. It is expected to bring an increase in efficiency and power consumption. It will also come with a new and faster modem called the Snapdragon X24.
TSMC has reportedly commenced mass production of the chipset which comes as a surprise considering the chipset isn’t supposed to appear in devices until 2019.