Qualcomm announces 5G-ready Snapdragon 855

Apple 5G iPhones Reportedly on Hold Until 2020, as Verizon Sets Samsung 5G Smartphone 2019 Launch

Stay tuned for tomorrow when we will learn all about the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. From there it somehow made its way to Samsung, where it appears today on the webpage for the Galaxy A8 Star.

Qualcomm will give us more details on the new Snapdragon 855 mobile platform during the second day of the 2018 Snapdragon Tech Summit.

Samsung is looking to get a first-mover advantage in 5G smartphones, with rival Apple reportedly planning to sit out of the game until 2020.

He continued, "This time next year, we'll be talking about the awesome services, devices, and experiences powered by 5G". Unlike the alternatives, the 3D scanning would be much more secure and works along multiple layers and also without the need of any sensors, which use light, optical finger scanner, for instance. While cable modem alternatives using 5G in place of fixed-line broadband internet connections will reach the market first, all eyes are on mobile devices whether those be smartphones, tablets, laptops, VR and AR headsets, or something else.

While 5G offers fast speeds, it has limitations: the signals can't travel very far nor penetrate walls and fog, so you'll have to dot loads of base stations everywhere, inside buildings and piggybacking on 4G towers outside.

We're told the chipset will feature multi-gigabit 5G connectivity, hardware acceleration for trained neural networks in apps, and suitable graphics oomph for running virtual reality software.

At its annual Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 855.

Another feature the Snapdragon 855 can tap into is Qualcomm's 3D Sonic Sensor. It also features the first Computer Vision (CV) ISP which allows is dedicated for computational photography and video capture. So, despite a fair amount of skepticism that 5G would ever arrive at all, it has, and it's all but certainly going to be part of most major smartphones launched in the United States within the next year or two. AT&T expects that future smart factories will be filled with 5G-connected sensors that can channel real-time information about equipment performance, ranging from vibration to noise data. "Qualcomm has worked relentlessly to drive the development and commercialization of 5G, inventing the leading breakthrough technologies that will fuel this area", Amon said as he wrapped up his keynote. Let us know any questions you have on the SD855 below and we'll put them to the Qualcomm team!

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