Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Could Be Faster Than Apple's A12 CPU

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Snapdragon 855 is first commercial platform to support multi-gigabit 5G.

In terms of more traditional specs, the Snapdragon 855 is expected to be a 7nm, octa-core processor with Adreno 640 graphics and a Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem as well as a Snapdragon X24 LTE modem. It's still relatively early days for software and services fueled by machine learning, but the shift in the industry seems nearly palpable at this point.

In contrast to now available optical in-display fingerprint sensors, such as the one that's available in the OnePlus 6T, the company's new 3D Sonic Sensor technology uses ultrasonic waves to capture and authenticate an individual's fingerprint instead of a 2D image.

The Snapdragon 855 mobile platform also gains a new Hexagon 690 processor with twice as many vector cores as the previous Hexagon 685 processor found in the Snapdragon 845, as well as a redesigned Hexagon Tensor Accelerator that helps the new Snapdragon 855 chip achieve 3x machine learning performance over the Snapdragon 855. (It's unclear if this pattern will continue with the S10.) Samsung is at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit 2019 where the Snapdragon 855 has been unveiled, which we're taking that to mean the company is nearly certain to include the new Snapdragon on its next flagship. It'll take seconds to download a full TV season, and doctors will be able to perform remote surgeries in real time.

Qualcomm specifically mentions that Snapdragon 855 will be the processor powering next year's 5G-ready mobile phones, so get ready to hear "Snapdragon 855" a lot over the next year.

Hazard: I might leave Chelsea instead of extending my contract
These are big games against top sides and we have to be better than them. "In the last global break he was here, training hard". However, Davinson Sanchez (hamstring), Danny Rose (groin), Kieran Trippier (groin) and Mousa Dembele (ankle) remain sidelined.


"5G is going to be about more than just a network".

One of the biggest features for next year's phone is the ability to use 5G. This is an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint reader that Qualcomm says will read your fingerprint even if its wet or oily. The feature is also available in phones like Vivo's Nex S and Xiaomi Mi 8, but those phones aren't officially supported in the U.S. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is official, and it's coming to mobile devices soon. Those companies include HTC, Samsung, Google, Asus, LG, OnePlus, and Motorola.

Alex Katouzian, Qualcomm senior vice president of mobile, unveils the Snapdragon 855 during an event Tuesday in Hawaii. Qualcomm released the world's first fully integrated 5G new air interface (5G NR) millimeter wave and 6GHz RF module for 5G smartphones and other mobile terminals.

The Snapdragon 855 also includes Snapdragon Elite Gaming, a feature that Qualcomm says will bring new gaming experiences to high-end smartphones.

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