Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
IT | By Lester Massey

Qualcomm unveils its new 5G-focused Snapdragon 855 chip

Samsung has announced that it will produce a 5G phone next year and we've seen a prototype version of the device at Qualcomm's 2018 Tech Summit which we're attending.

Are you excited for 5G?

The Samsung Galaxy X foldable smartphone may have had its name leaked at last, and it's not the Galaxy F, but it's close: the Galaxy Fold. Intel will not have 5G-capable chips ready in time for the commercial production of smartphones in 2019, per the report. Then join our Team! Helping the Snapdragon 855 SoC deliver on its performance will be the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem. It is not yet known what model will implement next-generation 5G mobile communication services. Telstra is scheduled to share an exciting 5G update during the second day of the summit.

Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager, mobile, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc unveiled at the event the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, the world's first commercial mobile platform supporting multi-gigabit 5G, industry-leading AI and immersive extended reality (XR) collectively, ushering in a new decade of revolutionary mobile devices. 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.

Lastly, the "Snapdragon Elite Gaming" feature was teased, which should combine performance, audio and battery life for an improved gaming experience.

Apart from 5G connectivity, Qualcomm also announced its "3D Sonic Sensor", a fingerprint scanner for smartphones that will lay underneath the screen completely hidden from sight. Furthermore, this technology enables sleek, cutting-edge form factors while distinguishing itself from alternatives with higher levels of security and accuracy.

This Samsung S10 concept brings together numerous leaks and rumors floating around out there to give us a glimpse of what we might expect from the brand's next Galaxy smartphone lineup.

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