Qualcomm has announced its new Snapdragon 855 processor, the company’s new chip for high-end mobile devices, which incorporates technical features including the use of a modem adapted to 5G mobile data networks for the first time in a processor on the market.
Qualcomm, which is the most reliable mobile chipset manufacturer in the world, presented it new Snapdragon 855 CPU with 5G compatibility during its annual conference in Hawaii, United States.
Qualcomm introduced its new Snapdragon 855 that would replace Snapdragon 845 in high-end smartphones
The Snapdragon 855 processor, which will reach commercial devices in the United States during the first half of 2019, enables 5G data connections at multiple gigabit speeds via the new Snapdragon 5G X50 modem, as revealed by Qualcomm at its annual conference in Hawaii, United States, on Monday.
Qualcomm’s new high-end mobile processor, which succeeds the current Snapdragon 845 model, incorporates other new technical features, including a new multi-core Artificial Intelligence engine that performs up to three times faster than the previous generation.
Among the other features, the Snapdragon 855 will also include a new image signal processor, which enables computational photography and video functions, as well as the Snapdragon Elite Gaming system to provide “gaming functions to the next level.
Ultrasonic in-display fingerprint reader, thanks to Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Qualcomm also announced at its annual event in Hawaii the new Sonic Sensor 3D biometric smartphones unlocking system, a fingerprint reader technology that works at ultrasonic speed, placed under the smartphone screen. Indeed, the Samsung Galaxy S10 could be one of the first devices in the smartphones industry to incorporate it.
In addition to all that, the system is capable of detecting users’ fingerprints through contaminating obstacles, such as water and dirt, and provides high levels of security and accuracy, according to Qualcomm.
The Snapdragon 855 chip will include support for this in-display fingerprint reader as a standard security system.
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