Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Will Power All Major Smartphones In 2019 And Bring 5G To The World

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Will Power All Major Smartphones In 2019 And Bring 5G To The World

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Will Power All Major Smartphones In 2019 And Bring 5G To The World

by December 5, 2018

While there a lot of buzz around “5G”, the announcement of the latest flagship SoC by Qualcomm indicates that it might be the first mobile platform to deliver 5G to the world. The company made the announcement at the Snapdragon Tech Summit 2018 in Hawaii. It announced the launch of the Snapdragon 855 SoC, the successor to the Snapdragon 845 that was launched a year ago at the same event.

The Snapdragon 855 chip is expected to power most of the Android phones that will debut in 2019. Most of the reputed brands such as Samsung, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Sony, Google and LG, among others use Qualcomm’s latest top-end processor to power the newest variants of their flagship smartphones announced every year.

Qualcomm has conveyed that the chip will support multi-gigabit download speeds over 5G. It will be able to deliver 3x times better AI performance as compared to the SoC 845. The Soc 855 will come with a dedicated computer vision processor for computational photography. This is among the next big things that is expected to take the users by storm, especially after the Google Pixel 3 (first impressions) and the Apple iPhone XR (review) made the term popular. The Snadragon 855 can also help to enhance the gaming and AI experiences for the users.

If reports are to be believed, Qualcomm’s newest processor – the SoC 855 will deliver overall improvement in terms of AI and gaming, as well as camera, XR, and video which are the key elements of a 5G enabled smartphone experience. At the event, Qualcomm has also announced an update to its existing in-screen fingerprint scanning tech in the form of the 3D Sonic Sensor. This solution promises to enable smartphone to work even if the user’s hands are wet, and if the screen protector is still installed.

Qualcomm is betting big on the anticipated 5G wave. The Snapdragon SoC 855 chipmaker is showcasing demos in partnership with Verizon and AT&T, – who have set up trial 5G networks at the conference venue. The demos include the 4K video streaming demo by Samsung, a VR demo by Verizon that changes 3D environments in real time, and a download speed demo by Motorola on the new 5G Moto Mod attached to a Moto Z3.