Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 855

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 855 Processor for 5G Phones

At its annual Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 855. And it's bringing a lot more smarts to next year's devices.

The chipset will be available for OEMs from the next few weeks, and Qualcomm has confirmed that companies like Samsung, LG, Sony, Xiaomi, Google, Sony, and OnePlus will launch smartphones based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 in the Q1 or Q2 of 2019.

According to Verizon, the carrier's 5G mobility service will go live in early 2019, offering bandwidth far greater than today's 4G LTE networks, and other benefits like improved network reliability.

As of the time of this report, the conference is still ongoing and we are still expecting the official announcement of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. The flagship smartphones of 2019 are likely going to come equipped with this under display sensor. As phone demand slows, companies are looking for new ways to get customers to upgrade their devices. The components inside the phones are key for enabling new features that make the devices must-have.

Samsung often only includes a Snapdragon chipset in certain versions of its flagship devices.

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AT&T also noted that it's working with Samsung to create a manufacturing-focused 5G Innovation Zone, the goal of which is to use 5G to enable new robotic manufacturing capabilities. The first 5G phones in the world will launch in America - because it's now the only country on earth with any meaningful 5G deployment - and those 5G phones will use Qualcomm processors with Qualcomm 5G modems. Beyond that, there's not much else we can tell you today. It'll take seconds to download a full TV season, and doctors will be able to perform remote surgeries in real time. The Snapdragon 855 is the first chipset from Qualcomm with a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU), which will help in AI computations. It lets the technology tap into the multiple cores of the chip to process information faster than before. This NPU should triple the performance of devices equipped with Snapdragon 855 during these specific tasks compared to the previous generation.

In other words, the digital assistant on your phone will be smarter and faster than before. "We will continue to work together to ensure end users have access to the technologies needed to experience transformative 5G experiences".

"A new technology phase has begun", Cristiano Amon, President of Qualcomm Incorporated said during the company's opening keynote at the Snapdragon Summit. The Snapdragon 855 also features the world's first Computer Vision Image Signal Processor (CV-ISP) to deliver new photo and video capture features.

And honestly, those AI-fueled charges are probably more integral to your life than you might know.

In contrast to now available optical in-display fingerprint sensors, such as the one that's available in the OnePlus 6T, the company's new 3D Sonic Sensor technology uses ultrasonic waves to capture and authenticate an individual's fingerprint instead of a 2D image.

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