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Snapdragon 855: specs leak within hours of launch

05 December, 2018, 03:14 | Author: Arnold Gilbert
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5G can offer data speeds up to 50 or 100 times faster than current 4G networks.

Earlier this year, Motorola and Verizon announced a 5G Moto Mod that adds 5G connectivity to the Moto Z3, with anticipation of releasing the 5G Moto Mod in early 2019.

The Snapdragon 855 chipset comes with the next generation GPU, the Adreno 640 with "Snapdragon Elite Gaming", which will enhance the overall GPU performance while gaming. For example, with the Samsung Galaxy S9 range, the company only used the Qualcomm chipset in the United States version and some other variants of the device. The feature is also available in phones like Vivo's Nex S and Xiaomi Mi 8, but those phones aren't officially supported in the U.S.

Qualcomm's next flagship smartphone processor will start showing up in 2019, and unsurprisingly it should offer better all-around performance than its predecessors.

The next big phone announcement will likely be the Samsung Galaxy S10, a phone that could be quite the oddity if recent leaks are anything to go by.

Qualcomm has also introduced a new ultrasonic sensor for under-display fingerprint sensors.

Qualcomm's next processor that'll power most upcoming Android smartphones is called the Snapdragon 855. (It's unclear if this pattern will continue with the S10.) Samsung is at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit 2019 where the Snapdragon 855 has been unveiled, which we're taking that to mean the company is nearly certain to include the new Snapdragon on its next flagship. T-Mobile is now in the process of deploying its own mobile 5G network, and there's every reason to believe Verizon and AT&T are quietly doing so as well at this point.

That announcement dovetails with Verizon's promise that it will switch on a commercial mobile 5G network sometime in the first half of next year.

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.

Obviously do not take this information for definitive, in a few hours we will surely know more! The company didn't provide much more info other than to say it can work through screen protectors and is more secure than other systems. No details about the chip have yet been revealed (other than it's faster and better than the last chip, which duh), but we expect that will change tomorrow, given the day's keynote will have the 855 as its focus.

As for photography, the Snapdragon 855 will include a Computer Vision ISP - the world's first, according to Qualcomm.

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