Snapdragon 855 is Qualcomm's next flagship mobile platform built for 5G

Snapdragon 855 is Qualcomm's next flagship mobile platform built for 5G

Lindsey Duncan
December 6, 2018

At the moment, Qualcomm has only provided surface-level details of the new mobile platform. "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.

In February 2018, 18 manufacturers announced plans to release 5G mobile phones in 2019, so there will be plenty of options for consumers to choose from by the end of the year. Then join our Team! The governor spoke about 5G's importance to businesses as well as the millions of people who visit the Aloha State and use their smartphones to explore its picturesque islands.

The best thing about this processor is that it should be the first one to support the 5G networks over the Snapdragon X50 modem. Interestingly, it also seems likely that this 5G-enabled OnePlus be part of a separate product line; in other words, this future device might not officially be the OnePlus 7. It is the first to offer 5G, and will be in numerous 2019 flagships from Samsung, Google and other phone manufacturers. The Snapdragon 855 will be the world's first commercial 5G mobile platform on devices in early 2019, and companies like Samsung have already indicated plans to launch 5G-capable mobiles next year.

Instead, Qualcomm's all-new 3D Sonic Sensor creates a three-dimensional mould of the fingertip by bouncing soundwaves off the skin through the display. A Bloomberg report this week said that Apple will hold off on launching an iPhone on the ultra-fast 5G network until 2020 at the earliest. We'll have additional information about the Snapdragon 855 as it becomes available.

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"Through our close collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, Verizon reached a number of milestones over the past year to help make 5G a reality for consumers in 2019", said Nicki Palmer, chief network engineering officer, Verizon.

Today marks the start of our third-annual Snapdragon Tech Summit.

In addition to unveiling the Snapdragon 855 at an event in Hawaii today, Qualcomm revealed a 5G smartphone reference design which looks... like a phone... with a 5G icon in the status bar. This NPU should triple the performance of devices equipped with Snapdragon 855 during these specific tasks compared to the previous generation.

The new chipset also has a new Image Signal Processor (ISP), which Qualcomm is calling Computer Vision (CV) ISP to support "computational photography and video capture features".