Qualcomm’s 2019 flagship mobile chipset will be the 5G-toting Snapdragon 855

Qualcomm’s 2019 flagship mobile chipset will be the 5G-toting Snapdragon 855

Qualcomm’s 2019 flagship mobile chipset will be the 5G-toting Snapdragon 855

And so far it has only said that the latest AI Engine has 3x the performance of the one in the Snapdragon 845, and is twice as quick as other 7nm chips. Of course, the companies involved: Qualcomm, Ericsson, Samsung and Verizon had plenty of reasons why this was the case. Right now, Samsung is looked in one of such deception as the company has been called out by a photographer for passing off her stock photo as the Galaxy A8 Star's camera sample.

Mobile device makers and 5G pundits have another challenge to overcome if they wish to encourage the early adoption of 5G-ready devices: the price point.

Qualcomm's upcoming flagship mobile platform will carry a more conventional branding and not the 8150 branding as previously rumored. Verizon even announced on Monday that it is working with the South Korean brand to bring the first commercial 5G smartphone to the American market in the first half of 2019. The list, which was spotted by AppleInsider, revealed that Google, Sony, HTC, Motorola, OnePlus, Vivo, Oppo, Xiaomi, ZTE, Asus, Fujitsu and Sharp are also developing 5G-ready devices. This second announcement included the following. Citing sources familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reported on Monday that Apple would wait until at least 2020 to release its first 5G iPhones. "This smartphone from Samsung will be able to access both 5G mmWave and sub-6 GHz".

Samsung, which is set to launch world's first foldable smartphone early 2019, has partnered with Verizon on its 5G Home offering since the beginning of 2018. AT&T announced today that it will also carry the new Samsung device in the spring of 2019. If they're putting 5G on a single device, it'll quite likely be the device that's already a hero.

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According to Qualcomm executives speaking at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit in Maui, Hawaii on Tuesday, 5G will become as "basic" a requirement in future cities as electricity is today.

As you can see, the notch is sloped into the corner. Notice the sharpness of the corners - similar to that of a Galaxy Note 9. That might well be somewhere along the lines of the "flat" design we're expecting for the Galaxy S10 Lite.

Kevin Petersen, senior vice president of wireless product marketing at AT&T, used his time on stage to highlight 5G commercialization along with the industries and consumer experiences that will drive demand for the 5G mobile network.

Now, about that release date. Considering she was there when the photo was captured, we'd say Samsung has clearly been caught red handed.

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