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

Juan Garzon  CNET

Juan Garzon CNET

"That's the mobile processor that will be in the 5G smartphone as we launch 5G", Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon said Tuesday at the Snapdragon Technology Summit in Maui, Hawaii. While the company didn't spill a ton of details on the Snapdragon 855 today, it did say that the chipset offers three times better performance than the Snapdragon 845.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with 5G support is now official and is coming to smartphones in 2019.

Something to look forward to: As hinted at last month, Qualcomm has just announced the SoC that will be powering the majority of next year's smartphones: the Snapdragon 855.

These sensors mostly rely on an "image" of your thumb or finger to unlock the phone and theoretically, someone can spoof them. While cable modem alternatives using 5G in place of fixed-line broadband internet connections will reach the market first, all eyes are on mobile devices whether those be smartphones, tablets, laptops, VR and AR headsets, or something else.

Amon spoke about how 5G enables new experiences and how the next decade of wireless connectivity is poised to move mobile technology beyond the smartphone and into new industries such as manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, agriculture, cities, and retail. Multi-gigabit 5G, meanwhile, will help cut data transfer times and latency considerably over 4G LTE networks, assuming you have the 5G network to deliver it.

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Qualcomm Inc. unveiled new chips that it said will run numerous first phones capable of connecting to new 5G services next year. Besides, the Snapdragon 855 possess a new Qualcomm's Computer Vision (CV) ISP that is meant to enhance the image processing capabilities by increasing computational photography and new video capture modes as well. Currently, most in-display fingerprint sensors use optical sensors, so they shine light up through the screen to read your fingerprint on the display. This will not only ensure users unlock their phones in a blink of an eye but also make the entire process very secure.

Qualcomm's upcoming flagship mobile platform will carry a more conventional branding and not the 8150 branding as previously rumored. That is actually one of the biggest issues with current under-display fingerprint sensors from Synaptics and a few other suppliers.

On top of that, Qualcomm also mentioned support for the new Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor.

We'll have all of the finer details tomorrow following Day 2 of the Snapdragon Tech Summit. Let us know what you think.

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