Qualcomm will give us more details on the new Snapdragon 855 mobile platform during the second day of the 2018 Snapdragon Tech Summit. Verizon's 5G service for smartphones will only begin rolling out in "early 2019". Their plan to launch the 5G smartphone is garnering much attention because it came out following the launch of the world's first commercial 5G services in Korea.
It's been clear for a while now that 2019 will be the year of 5G, and it's little surprise at this point that the Snapdragon 855 will support "multi-gigabit" data speeds on 5G networks as they light up around the country.
Qualcomm's announcement means that some Android smartphones in 2019 are likely to have 5G connectivity, provided manufacturers take advantage of the chip. The device will use the chipmaker's Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem and antenna modules with integrated RF transceiver, RF front-end and antenna elements.
There is no longer any doubt on what processor will be fitted on the 10th-anniversary special edition Samsung Galaxy S10 5G phone; it will be the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. It also features the world's first Computer Vision (CV) ISP to enable cutting-edge computational photography and video capture features. And then, the Qualcomm ultrasonic sensor comes into the picture.
Lastly, the "Snapdragon Elite Gaming" feature was teased, which should combine performance, audio and battery life for an improved gaming experience.
We think the new handset will be the USA version of the Galaxy S10 - Samsung usually releases two versions of its "S" series handsets; one based on its Exynos chip which comes to most territories including the United Kingdom and another based on Qualcomm's latest platform for the U.S. market. In addition, the company says that its 3D Sonic Sensor will be able to detect fingerprints, even if there are "numerous contaminants" on the display, while providing high levels of accuracy and security.