5G smartphone race speeds ahead with new entry planned from Samsung

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When fully implemented, it will offer capacity and download speeds much faster than a 4G LTE network.

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. For starters, artificial intelligence (AI) will play a big role with the Snapdragon 855, with its fourth-generation multi-core AI providing a 3x uplift in performance compared to the Snapdragon 845. For example, with the Samsung Galaxy S9 range, the company only used the Qualcomm chipset in the U.S. version and some other variants of the device.

The processor will also feature a built-in Neural Processing Unit (NPU) which is something we expect to see on most flagship mobile processors these days.

As you can see in the images and video above Samsung retain the 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB-C port along with what may be a Bixby button on the left (yes it will just not go away).

Samsung's upcoming phone, in partnership with Verizon, is particularly interesting because that means it will beat Apple to the finish line.

In addition to its announcement of the Snapdragon 855, Qualcomm today introduced the 3D Sonic Sensor.

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Qualcomm today has officially announced its brand-new flagship smartphone processor, the Snapdragon 855. As a result we had live demos from both AT&T and Verizon showing 5G enabled hardware, using the upcoming Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform in various device form factors, connecting to a locally established 5G network from each company.

Qualcomm is now hosting its Snapdragon Summit, so expect more details on the Snapdragon 855 to be revealed in the coming days.

There has been a lot of speculations about the name of the flagship Mobile Solution from Qualcomm. We don't think so. It's also likely this chipset will be included in the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 later in the year too. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is official, and it's coming to mobile devices soon.

We also know that the Snapdragon 855 offers support for 5G connectivity. It's promising to run through the specifics of the mobile platform tomorrow, on the second day of its Snapdragon Summit 2018.

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. Mobile games are getting more demanding, so we'd expect this feature to help support the kind of graphically intense offerings that app makers are churning out with minimal lag.