Qualcomm introduced a more powerful mobile platform Snapdragon 855 Plus, which offers the increased performance of the CPU and GP compared to the usual basic system 855. Many manufacturers of Android smartphones released devices based on Snapdragon 855 in the first half of the year. In the second half of 2019, the ASUS ROG Phone 2 will probably be the first of the Snapdragon 855 Plus based devices.
Nevertheless, there are many other brands that are preparing to release their solutions based on this SoC. It seems that brands Redmi and Realme are also planning to release such devices this year.
At least, shortly after the Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset was announced, Redmi executive Lu Weibing made a publication on the Weibo social network with a hint that the Redmi phone with its new flagship chipset could debut this year. According to rumors, this single-chip system among Xiaomi devices will be the first to receive Mi Mix 4.
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However, we cannot exclude the possibility that the new affordable flagship phone Redmi based on SD855 + – the K20 series (in the non-China markets – Mi 9T) – was very successful. Mr. Weibing recently hinted that the next flagship device of his brand will include features such as an infrared transmitter, stereo speakers and a linear motor, which is not in the Redmi K20 Pro.
Realme also welcomed the launch of Snapdragon 855 Plus, posting a Qualcomm China post with a platform announcement on Weibo. Realme mainly focuses on the release of affordable smartphones. At the same time, the company has not yet presented a single Snapdragon 8XX series based device. The Realme message on Weibo says that a Snapdragon 855 Plus based Realme machine may be in operation.
According to the May rumors, Realme is going to present a flagship device called Realme X Pro this year. It was reported that the device will come in two versions: with 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM with a 128 GB drive on both models. The cost of Realme X Pro can be about 2599 yuan (about $ 380).