The memorable first day of the summit Qualcomm

Kicked off the third annual Qualcomm Tech Summit, where the company should announce not only a new Snapdragon processor 855, but also to announce the main news and changes. The first day of the conference came to an end, and the editors prepared a report on its results directly from the event.

It all started with the fact that the head of Qualcomm Cristano Amon shared plans of the company for the year 2019, especially those relating to networks and devices that support 5G. The introduction of this technology will not only increase the response time of the network, but will also provide higher bandwidth and better coverage.

5G is already here


Qualcomm is already discussing plans for the deployment of next generation networks with large mobile operators (AT&T, Verizon). Eventually in the future mobile devices will be able to connect to the Internet through 5G, 4G and Wi-Fi, and will help promote Google, Samsung, OnePlus and other vendors who have already tested the equipment. Qualcomm said that currently 20 18 operators and OEMs have expressed interest in Qualcomm 5G.

At the presentation there was a demo version of the technology from AT&T and Verizon, showing hardware with support for 5G using the upcoming mobile platform Snapdragon 855 in various devices connected to the 5G network of the company.

Some details of the implementation of 5G is already known. Samsung has confirmed that in the first half of 2019 will cooperate with Verizon to create a smartphone with support for 5G. New Samsung will use Qualcomm X50, though it’s unclear what it will be a smartphone. New Samsung Galaxy? But Samsung said that its first phone with 5G will become the new standalone smartphone.

By the way, Samsung has already brought to the summit Snapdragon prototype mobile device 5G. It is also known that Lenovo and Motorola are going to launch 5G for your Motorola z3 smartphone around the same time, using the modem X50, and we expect to see a demonstration at the summit.

Qualcomm also demonstrated its logo 5G, which device manufacturers already can use. In 2019 we will see it many times:

Snapdragon 855

How the device will support 5G? To do this, Qualcomm announced its first chipset with 5G, mobile phone Snapdragon 855. More information will be known tomorrow, but some details already announced.

855 the mobile platform consists of two chips — the Snapdragon chipset 855 paired with a modem X50, which supports 5G connection. According to representatives of Qualcomm, this will be the first mobile platform with support for multi-Gigabit 5G. S855, according to Qualcomm, will have an advanced artificial intelligence system, as well as hardware for faster operation of virtual and augmented reality. In S855 used multi-core AI engine is the fifth generation of Qualcomm, which 3 times exceeds the performance of the AI engine in S845. Also, the new chip includes a separate processor Vision (CV), which, according to the company, is the industry’s first and will help to improve the function of a photo and video.

Obviously, the 855 chipset, the Snapdragon supports 4G, and the introduction of 5G is made possible through the use of modem X50. This means that on the motherboard in smartphones will be more space: previously, manufacturers have used only internal modems, which had to sacrifice Board space for other components (e.g., battery).

In addition, Qualcomm said about 3D Sonic Sensor — ultrasonic solution for scanning fingerprints. It can work directly under the display of the smartphone, tablet and even laptop, and with a larger scan area than existing scanners. It was also stated that this technology can work even through the protective glass.

There is still more interesting

Qualcomm tomorrow will tell much more about the mobile platform Snapdragon 855, which not only has improved performance cores, but also advanced graphics and was created on one of the last of the 7-nm processes. Soon everything will tell!

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