Snapdragon 855 is Qualcomm's next flagship mobile platform built for 5G

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Samsung, LG, Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint have all promised to sell 5G smartphones in 2019, all of which will likely use Qualcomm's X50 modem (at least in the U.S.).

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". The Snapdragon 855 is expected to arrive in numerous major flagships in 2019, just as the 845 did this year. Safe to say we're looking forward to getting our first Snapdragon 855 devices in hand and seeing what Qualcomm's flagship chipset can do.

5G mobility service will provide massive bandwidth, greater opportunities for connectivity and improved network reliability.Samsung Galaxy S10 Will Not Be Like Any Other Android or Other iPhone; Release Date, Price, Specifications & Rumours. The components inside the phones are key for enabling new features that make the devices must-have. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC is focused on Gaming, Artificial Intelligence, and photography.

Alex Katouzian, Qualcomm senior vice president and general manager of mobile, said Tuesday that the Snapdragon 855 will contain the company's fourth-generation AI engine. An official announcement with full details is expected by the end of the week.

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. Does that mean the next phone from Motorola will come with the Snapdragon 845 rather than the newly launched chipset?

Samsung's Galaxy S9 phone.   Antonio Villas-Boas  Business Insider
Samsung's Galaxy S9 phone. Antonio Villas-Boas Business Insider

According to a source speaking with XDA Developers, the Moto Z4 is in development and it will feature a new chipset from Qualcomm.

It's been clear for a while now that 2019 will be the year of 5G, and it's little surprise at this point that the Snapdragon 855 will support "multi-gigabit" data speeds on 5G networks as they light up around the country.

Rumors for the phone are few and far between at the moment, but when we do hear about the Moto Z4 we can expect to see it feature this chipset as its brains.

Qualcomm's upcoming flagship mobile platform will carry a more conventional branding and not the 8150 branding as previously rumored.



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