Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 with 5G connectivity, 3D Sonic Sensor unveiled

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 with 5G connectivity, 3D Sonic Sensor unveiled

The two companies will unveil a proof of concept later this week, at the annual Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit in Maui.

These new Snapdragon 855 chips will feature sub-6 GHz and mmWave support, 4th-generation on-device AI engine, true 4K HDR video capture, cinema-grade photography capabilities, and a 3D Sonic Sensor. And in that device will be Qualcomm's newest processor, what the company just announced as the Snapdragon 855.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Chip supplier Qualcomm Inc QCOM.O on Tuesday unveiled a new generation of mobile phone processor chips that will power 5G smartphones in the United States as soon as next year. According to a Bloomberg report released on Monday, Apple will probably release its 5G enabled smartphones only in 2020. For the carriers, 5G uses a much broader range of air waves than current systems, including unlicensed spectrum that they don't have to pay for.


He continued, "This time next year, we'll be talking about the fantastic services, devices, and experiences powered by 5G". T-Mobile is now in the process of deploying its own mobile 5G network, and there's every reason to believe Verizon and AT&T are quietly doing so as well at this point. And while we didn't see the kinds of speeds being touted for commercial 5G networks - blame that on hastily assembled networks being brought out for demo purposes - it did serve as an introduction to some faster networking devices you can expect to see in 2019. While this fingerprint sensor is technically separate from the chipset, Qualcomm does say that it is not dependent on the Snapdragon 855, but it won't be used with other chipsets, seeing as it is all part of one package from Qualcomm.

Meanwhile Qualcomm and Nokia have been doing some 5G testing in Finland, once more with this 1H 2019 5G switch on deadline in mind. "This transition is bigger than the one we had with 3G and 4G". Currently, most in-display fingerprint sensors use optical sensors, so they shine light up through the screen to read your fingerprint on the display. Right now, we don't have any technical details for the Snapdragon 855, but this will change as Qualcomm's tech summit progresses. Additionally, Qualcomm also alluded that the Snapdragon 855 performs 2x faster than the Huawei Kirin 980, and "significantly faster" than the Apple A12. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned.

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