The new chipset enables 5G connectivity in upcoming smartphones as well as a variety of other upgrades including improved gaming and enhanced artificial intelligence.
Alongside the 855, Qualcomm announced its new 3D Sonic Sensor in-display fingerprint scanner platform. That's hardly a surprising revelation, considering that Qualcomm already announced that various Android phones next year will feature 5G support, thanks to its Snapdragon X50 5G modem. This will allow for blazing speeds, but it will take time for networks to come online. Many believed the company would begin to launch those newly designed phones in early 2019, but to everyone's surprise, Samsung is now ready with a commercial model.
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Qualcomm will give us more details on the new Snapdragon 855 mobile platform during the second day of the 2018 Snapdragon Tech Summit. But at the end of a session outlining Qualcomm's plans for the next-generation 5G wireless network, Qualcomm senior vice president and general manager for mobile Alex Katouzian unveiled the name of the new chipset and talked up some of its features.
The Snapdragon 855 likely will launch next year in devices like Samsung's Galaxy S10 and will let all of us do more with our phones than ever before.
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"5G is going to be about more than just a network".
The Galaxy S10 will not be the only 2019 phone to make use of the Snapdragon 855 chip.
With device-makers like Samsung, OnePlus, Motorola, and more expected to bring 5G smartphones to market in 2019 - and Apple after that, with an iPhone 5G probably not arriving until 2020 at the earliest according to the latest leaks - there's really not much time to set out those must-have use-cases.
Qualcomm is making a big push with 5G devices. You'll also be able to download a year's worth of TV shows to watch on a flight right before you board.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips now power over a billion phones ranging from entry-level devices to flagship models, which is undoubtedly what the Snapdragon 855 is destined for in the first quarter of 2019. The key in question may be textured so as to differentiate from the volume-down button and minimize the chances of users accidentally pressing one instead of the other, which was a common complaint aimed against all of Samsung's devices since the Galaxy S8 line which debuted the Bixby key. Currently, most in-display fingerprint sensors use optical sensors, so they shine light up through the screen to read your fingerprint on the display.
With these new sensors, the company will be offering under-display fingerprint scanning technology under a new called Ultrasonic Fingerprint Solution. The publication also reported that Samsung was in discussions with Verizon about a possible exclusive agreement for distribution in the United States.