Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 With 5G Support For Flagships Of 2019
The Snapdragon 855, and not Snapdragon 8150 or any other. Qualcomm Technologies at its third annual Snapdragon Tech Summit in Maui, Hawaii announced the Snapdragon 855, the chipset that Qualcomm says is most advanced of all times and will make the impossible, inevitable. The chip maker says that 2019 will be all about 5G and most flagships or premium smartphones will be powered by Snapdragon 855.
At the Snapdragon Summit, Samsung together with Verizon announced a strategic partnership to bring the first commercial 5G phone in the first half of 2019. Although neither Samsung or Qualcomm announced the name of the first commercial 5G phone, all of it all hints at the Galaxy S10. Qualcomm is yet to provide a detailed information about the key highlights of the new Snapdragon 855. The chip maker will do so in day 2 of the Snapdragon summit.
Highlighting some of the key factors of the Snapdragon 855, Qualcomm said that the Snapdragon 845 successor will push the capabilities of AI (artificial intelligence) with 4th generation AI experience. Qualcomm claims that the Snapdragon 855 will improve the overall performance of a smartphone by almost Three times.
Additionally, with the Snapdragon 855, Qualcomm is aiming to deliver a great photography and gaming experience to the users. The Snapdragon 855 is the worlds first chipset to come with computer vision ISP, which Qualcomm says is going to change how one captures videos and pictures.
The newly announced Snapdragon 855 also features the worlds first ultrasonic under the display fingerprint sensor solution which Qualcomm calls 3D Sonic Super. The 3D Sonic Super will basically capture a full 3D image of the users fingertips instead of a simple 2D image.
This will not only ensure users unlock their phones in a blink of an eye but also make the entire process very secure. Unlike the present day in display fingerprint sensors, the 3D Sonic Super, Qualcomm says, comes with the capability to read wet or dirty fingertips and let users unlock the phone quickly.
The Snapdragon 855 also promises to improve the overall gaming experience by up to 21 per cent. The new chip comes with a feature called Snapdragon Elite gaming, which will basically focus on improving the overall gaming experience for an Android user.
Qualcomm has also announced that the company has partnered with several OEM to bring 5G phones next year, 2019. The OEMs include ASUS, Google, Samsung, HMD Global, OnePlus, Motorola, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi, among other brands. 5G network will be a reality across several regions including North America, Europe, China, Japan, Australia, South East Asia and South Korea. As of now, theres no announcement on whether or not 5G phones will enter India any time soon.