Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Could Be Faster Than Apple's A12 CPU

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 855 Processor for 5G Phones

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Shortly after Verizon announced its plans to launch a Samsung 5G-ready smartphone in 2019, AT&T also joined the club today, with the major carriers in the USA pledging support for the Korean giant.

Aside from the new flagship class Snapdragon 855 chip, Qualcomm has also announced another new product at its Snapdragon Tech Summit 2018 in the form of 3D Sonic Sensor.

The carrier, which is set to merge with T-Mobile in 2019, stated that it's now "one of Samsung's biggest customers" and that it's definitely "working with them".

The devices will run on a "Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem and antenna modules with integrated RF transceiver RF front-end and antenna elements", Verizon said. Multi-gigabit 5G, meanwhile, will help cut data transfer times and latency considerably over 4G LTE networks, assuming you have the 5G network to deliver it.

Alex Katouzian, senior vice-president and general manager of mobile at Qualcomm, announced the new platform alongside the company's new Snapdragon 855 chipset.

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It would also be good news for Tesla , which has been hit hard by increased tariffs on the electric cars it imports to China. The agreement so far lacks detail, but allows the USA and China an additional 90 days to negotiate an agreement.


Qualcomm is making a big push with 5G devices. The Snapdragon 855 will, in fact, be the first SoC on the market to use this feature for the new generation of connectivity that we will see become official during the year that is about to begin.

AT&T also noted that it's working with Samsung to create a manufacturing-focused 5G Innovation Zone, the goal of which is to use 5G to enable new robotic manufacturing capabilities. Apple Won't Be Launching its First 5G iPhone Until 2020.

Samsung's Galaxy S10 is nearly certain to be the next big smartphone to be revealed by the Korean technology firm and this device could be their most powerful and advanced to date. Beyond that, there's not much else we can tell you today. It's little surprise, then, that Qualcomm embedded a new computer vision ISP into the 855, so phones of the future will be better able to "recognize who and what you're capturing". Qualcomm is expected to reveal more info in the next day of its tech summit.

It also supports Qualcomm's 3D Sonic Sensors, which are ultrasonic fingerprint readers that can be placed under smartphone displays, tucking them out of sight and doing away with fingerprint sensors in buttons. For more information, stay tuned to XDA-Developers, as we'll have plenty of coverage and details to share throughout the week!

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