Snapdragon 855 is the first mobile platform to support multi-gigabit 5G

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 855 Processor for 5G Phones

Qualcomm Ushers in Decade of 5G at Summit on Maui

Shortly after Verizon announced its plans to launch a Samsung 5G-ready smartphone in 2019, AT&T also joined the club today, with the major carriers in the US pledging support for the Korean giant.

The fact that Samsung is showing the phone on a live 5G network from Verizon is impressive and means that its smartphones are just around the corner.

At the Snapdragon Tech Summit 2018, Qualcomm announced the company's first 7nm mobile processor, the Snapdragon 855.

The carrier, which is set to merge with T-Mobile in 2019, stated that it's now "one of Samsung's biggest customers" and that it's definitely "working with them".

5G represents a significant jump from 4G, offering higher mobile internet speeds and more bandwidth.

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Google aren't at the Snapdragon Summit specifically, but the company has embraced Qualcomm's processing tech for the entire Pixel series so far. Qualcomm also announced support for 5G in multiple countries coming next year. It certainly looks like Verizon and AT&T subscribers are going to be upgrading their devices in droves to experience the latest 5G standard. Beyond that, there's not much else we can tell you today.

At the moment, Qualcomm has only provided surface-level details of the new mobile platform. No details about the chip have yet been revealed (other than it's faster and better than the last chip, which duh), but we expect that will change tomorrow, given the day's keynote will have the 855 as its focus.

The 855 is the world's first 5G-ready chipset in any practical sense, as it will be the first to appear in 5G phones you can actually buy for use on 5G networks that actually exist. Citing sources familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reported on Monday that Apple would wait until at least 2020 to release its first 5G iPhones. The company states that the new mobile platform features their fourth-generation, multi-core AI Engine with up to 3 times the AI performance compared to the Snapdragon 845. There will also be a new, dedicated computer vision processor which will apparently be able to not only recognize who you're capturing with the capture, but what you're taking a picture of.

Obviously do not take this information for definitive, in a few hours we will surely know more!

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

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