Samsung and Verizon to launch 5G phone in 2019

Doris Richards
December 5, 2018

With these new sensors, the company will be offering under-display fingerprint scanning technology under a new called Ultrasonic Fingerprint Solution.

The big stuff includes a 3x performance improvement over 845, 2x performance improvement over competitor chipsets, 4th Generation AI Engine, the world's first computer-vision ISP, 3D Sonic Sensor (ultrasonic under display fingerprint reader) support, Snapdragon Elite Gaming, and of course, support for mobile 5G.

Samsung, LG, Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint have all promised to sell 5G smartphones in 2019, all of which will likely use Qualcomm's X50 modem (at least in the U.S.).

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. 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.

At this stage little is known about the Snapdragon 855 but it will definitely support 5G, with OnePlus already stating that they will have a phone running it next year (there is speculation that it will be a phone other than the OnePlus 7). That will pave the way to new computational photography and video capture features, the chip-maker suggests. The tech is supposed to kill off Wi-Fi and fixed-line broadband, because you'll be expected to use 5G everywhere, somehow, connecting to carriers and private 5G networks for your internet.

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Meanwhile, faced with skepticism over 5G, Qualcomm executives said people back in the day claimed CDMA would never work, and look how that turned out. While the details of this new flagship mobile processor is very scarce till now, Techcrunch has accidentally published about the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform before its official announcement.

"A new technology phase has begun", Cristiano Amon, President of Qualcomm Incorporated said during the company's opening keynote at the Snapdragon Summit. "Now, we're partnering to create a smartphone to put the power of 5G in the palm of your hand". Still, he's predicting a significant evolution ahead. It can go 10 to 100 times faster than your typical cellular connection today, and even quicker than anything you can get with a physical fiber-optic cable going into your house.

Another feature the Snapdragon 855 can tap into is Qualcomm's 3D Sonic Sensor.

More details on the Snapdragon 855's internals are due to emerge tomorrow.

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