Qualcomm unveils its new 5G-focused Snapdragon 855 chip OnMSFT.com

Judy Cobb
February 11, 2019

Qualcomm's Tech Summit is now ongoing, so we expect more details about the new Snapdragon 855 to pop up, including quite possibly some demos. This is the second device which will be available through the AT&T portfolio, having announced a 5G Mobile Hotspot, in partnership with Netgear back in October. These landmark achievements are the result of Qualcomm mobile leadership and breakthrough inventions over decades, leading the world to 3G, 4G and now 5G by driving an end-to-end system approach that spans from research and development to commercialisation through a series of essential inventions and industry-first prototypes, demos, trials, chipsets and mobile platforms. Samsung is only the first to do so, just like people's attitude toward the iPhone's Notch. He described how 5G will be a commercial reality starting in early 2019 with mobile device launches and network rollouts across North America, Europe, Japan, South Korea, Australia and China.

Meanwhile, Apple will not introduce 5G-capable iPhones until 2020, according to a Bloomberg report citing anonymous sources. Then join our Team!

The upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile platform will be manufactured on a 7nm process, as previously disclosed. While each new generation of Snapdragon usually finds its way into flagship Android phones, it's unclear which models will run the Snapdragon 855 with 5G connectivity. The device will use the chipmaker's Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem and antenna modules with integrated RF transceiver, RF front-end and antenna elements. The Snapdragon 855 will debut with the world's first Computer Vision (CV) ISP to not only bolster computational photography, but also to enhance video capture.

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Additionally, the next-gen top-of-the-line chip comes with support for Qualcomm's newly announced 3D Sonic Sensor which is an ultrasonic type of fingerprint sensor that's fast and accurate.

Yesterday we heard that the 5G Samsung Galaxy S10 is coming to Verizon in the U.S. and now it looks like the handset is also headed to AT&T. In addition, the company says that its 3D Sonic Sensor will be able to detect fingerprints, even if there are "numerous contaminants" on the display, while providing high levels of accuracy and security.

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