The new Snapdragon 855 mobile processor is coming to mobile devices soon — supports multi-gigabit 5G, improved AI and immersive extended reality (XR)
Qualcomm has introduced the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, a mobile phone processor chip that will be used in 5G smartphones in 2019. One of the key features of the chip is the 5G X50 modem that helps it to support “multi-gigabit” download speeds on 5G networks — up to 50 or 100 times faster than current 4G networks.
More details on the new Snapdragon 855
The company said that the Snapdragon 855 offers highly intuitive on-device artificial intelligence (AI) experiences – enabled by its 4th-generation, multi-core Qualcomm AI Engine, claiming up to 3 times the AI performance compared to the previous generation mobile platform.
The chip also claims to feature the world’s first Computer Vision (CV) ISP to enable cutting-edge computational photography and video capture features. The platform also delivers the Snapdragon Elite Gaming, bringing next level gaming experiences to premium mobile devices.
Finally, the company added that the chip has the Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor, claiming it as the world’s first commercial ultrasonic fingerprint solution supported under the display. This is the only mobile solution that can accurately detect fingerprints through numerous contaminants.
Furthermore, this technology should enable sleek, cutting-edge form factors while distinguishing itself from alternatives with higher levels of security and accuracy.
“Today marks a massive and exciting step forward underscoring how Qualcomm Technologies and ecosystem leaders are driving 5G commercialization, a journey that went from R&D, accelerated standardization and trials, the launch of innovative products and technologies, to the imminent launch of 5G networks and smartphones across the globe starting in early 2019,” said Qualcomm. “Together we are demonstrating our role in transforming the mobile industry and enriching consumer experiences with 5G mobile devices on live 5G networks at this year’s Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit.”
The chip was announced at the company’s Tech Summit in Hawaii.
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