Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset will power your next flagship phone

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset will power your next flagship phone

It will be AT&T's first announced 5G smartphone but second mobile 5G device; in October, it announced it will be offering the Netgear Nighthawk 5G mobile hotspot this year in select markets. The other 7nm chip out in the wild, the Apple A12, should also be slower. If you apply Qualcomm's 45 percent number, the Geekbench 4 score on the 855 would go to 13,070. The report from late November says the phone will feature the Snapdragon 8150, which was a rumored codename for the chipset we now know to be the Snapdragon 855. And since Qualcomm's 5G baseband modem chips will be found in almost all of these Android flavored handsets supporting the next generation of wireless connectivity, the company's president should know.

Perhaps one of the most exciting moments of the day came when Alex Katouzian, SVP and GM of Mobile for Qualcomm Technologies, teased the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform.

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Another thing to note is that the Snapdragon 855 has been said to come with a new Qualcomm ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, termed as the Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor which will be able to read and detect fingerprints of the users through the glass screens of the smartphones.

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The next top-end addition to Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor family, which powers millions upon millions of Android smartphones, will be the 855. Make no mistake, the internal platform name of "sm8150" had been accurate all along, but the company chose to continue their existing branding scheme for the next mobile platform's marketing name-not unlike older Qualcomm flagship mobile platforms like the msm8996 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 820) or msm8974 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 800). It's also more secure since it's not using a simple 2D image.

Snapdragon 855 will have an integrated NPU for improved AI performance.

"OnePlus and Samsung have committed to launching 5G handsets in the U.S. in 2019, Motorola has its god-awful 5G Mod for the Z3 (which we'll be seeing demoed here in Maui), and you can bet that every phonemaker will be plastering the internet with "[COMPANY] LAUNCHES FIRST [MEANINGLESS METRIC] 5G SMARTPHONE" press releases for the next year.

Apple is not expected to have an 5G iPhone ready until 2020.

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