Verizon, Samsung promise 5G smartphone for next year

Verizon, Samsung promise 5G smartphone for next year

Verizon, Samsung promise 5G smartphone for next year

Next year, Samsung will also be launching the Samsung Galaxy F which is a foldable smartphone.

Sprint VP of product engineering and development Ryan Sullivan revealed this during the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit. But some of the chip's specifications were posted online before Qualcomm's announcement, spoiling the surprise.

Background: While some of the images from the newly leaked batch show the Galaxy S10+ with a gradient finish, the color in question is in no way confirmed to be part of the upcoming smartphone lineup. Make no mistake, the internal platform name of "sm8150" had been accurate all along, but the company chose to continue their existing branding scheme for the next mobile platform's marketing name-not unlike older Qualcomm flagship mobile platforms like the msm8996 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 820) or msm8974 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 800).

Roland Quandt from Winfuture claims that the first wave of Snapdragon 855 SoCs will not supports 5G. If you need to be reminded, the Korean giant also announced its Exynos Modem 5100, which will be compatible with 5G networks when it is found in mobile devices starting 2019. That's hardly a surprising revelation, considering that Qualcomm already announced that various Android phones next year will feature 5G support, thanks to its Snapdragon X50 5G modem. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is official, and it's coming to mobile devices soon.

The processor will also feature a built-in Neural Processing Unit (NPU) which is something we expect to see on most flagship mobile processors these days.

It's not yet clear if this is sufficient to beat Google, Huawei, and Apple's latest ML accelerators, as Qualcomm's Hexagon processor used to be quite behind in terms of ML performance not too long ago.

Just like the last generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is an Octa-core chipset, manufactured using a 7nm FinFET process by TSMC (Taiwan Silicon Manufacturing Company) with three CPU clusters. One of the high-end cores, WinFuture notes, is expected to go up to 2.84GHz. Therefore, in theory, the Snapdragon 855 could be quite a bit faster than the A12 Bionic, but that remains to be seen when devices with it ship in the first half of 2019.

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