Published: Wed, December 05, 2018
Tech | By Tabitha Holland

Samsung just officially confirmed some major smartphone news

Samsung just officially confirmed some major smartphone news

Here are the complete details about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC based on 7nm fabrication.

Along with 5G, the new 855 chip will also offer some big performance upgrades along with better photography and a more robust option for embedded fingerprint scanners under the screen.

There's no word on whether this new phone will be the Galaxy S10 with Samsung only revealing that the device will be released early in 2019. In October, Verizon launched 5G Home, the world's first commercial 5G network in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, CA, marking a major step toward bringing the technology into the mainstream, as previously reported by TechRepublic. It's also believed that Samsung will completely ditch its iris scanning feature and replace it with a new version of its face unlock technology. As it uses ultrasonic technology to unlock the devices, the 3D Sonic Sensor will work with wet fingers, which is not possible with existing fingerprint readers. Safe to say we're looking forward to getting our first Snapdragon 855 devices in hand and seeing what Qualcomm's flagship chipset can do.

Samsung and Verizon have confirmed that the two will bring one of the first commercial 5G smartphones to the market in the first half of 2019.

Qualcomm is having yet another 5G fest this week, moving the road-show from Hong Kong to Hawaii. The Snapdragon 855 is the first chipset from Qualcomm with a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU), which will help in AI computations. "Now, we're partnering to create a smartphone to put the power of 5G in the palm of your hand".

Instead, a more immediate impact from the Snapdragon 855 chipset will be the inclusion of the Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor, an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor that goes under a smartphone's display.

There has been a lot of speculations about the name of the flagship Mobile Solution from Qualcomm.

Up front, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is said to feature a 6.4-inch dual-curved edge AMOLED display with a quad HD screen resolution.

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

Does this concept make you think that the Infinity-O display would be a much better choice for the Galaxy S10 compared to a notch?

In fact, Katouzian says the ISP will be able to recognize who and what you're shooting as well as where you're taking a picture. We already know that Lenovo and Motorola intend to launch a 5G "moto mod" for its Motorola z3 smartphone at around this time, using the X50 modem, and we expect to see this demonstrated at the Summit.

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