Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset will power your next flagship phone

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset will power your next flagship phone

According to CNET, Samsung has confirmed that it will be partnering with Verizon for a 5G smartphone in the first half of 2019.

Samsung should be one of the first companies to come out with a 5G-ready phone. It is believed that Samsung waited for Huawei to announce the launch date of Nova 4 and later the Korean phone maker revealed the arrival of Galaxy A8s.Samsung Lands in Trouble For Using Fake Photos Shot by DSLR to Promote Galaxy A8 Star's Portrait Mode Feature. A fourth model with 5G capabilities is also rumored to be in the works but may not be released outside of the company's home country of South Korea.

We'll be bringing you more from Maui as we get it, but don't expect this to be the only announcement - Qualcomm may have a trick or two up its sleeve yet. That said, a number of reports have said the OnePlus 7 will include the latest Snapdragon chipset but it won't be capable of 5G. However, since this is a proof-of-concept, we don't expect to see the Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S10 Plus in the flesh during the 5G demo this week. AT&T is looking to launch a true 5G service soon with a commercially available wireless hotspot built by Netgear in 12 markets, and a further 19 markets in 2019. For example, with the Samsung Galaxy S9 range, the company only used the Qualcomm chipset in the United States version and some other variants of the device.

Also on the subject of 5G is exactly how devices will be enabled with 5G modems and antennas.

The new mobile platform comes with a new HEVC and VP9 codec decoder that is seven times more efficient, and Qualcomm claims this means you won't need to look for the charging cable while watching movies on Snapdragon 855-powered devices in the future.

Up front, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is said to feature a 6.4-inch dual-curved edge AMOLED display with a quad HD screen resolution.

Along with 5G, the new 855 chip will also offer some big performance upgrades along with better photography and a more robust option for embedded fingerprint scanners under the screen. The company didn't expound upon this other than to say that it will bring "next level gaming" to a new generation of smartphones. Near the end of the presentation, however, Alex Katouzian, SVP and General Manager of mobile at Qualcomm revealed the name and some of the features of their next flagship mobile platform. Lastly, the company announced the Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor-an under-display fingerprint sensor solution that uses ultrasonic waves, unlike optical under-display fingerprint sensors which use light.

Here are the complete details about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC based on 7nm fabrication.

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