AT&T Announces Another Samsung 5G Device With Better Connectivity

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Snapdragon 855 is the world's first commercial 5G mobile platform, designed for premium-tier flagship devices.

Snapdragon 855's three performance cores clocked at 2.42GHz will be activated when a heavy app is launched in order to main fluidity. There will also be a new, dedicated computer vision processor which will apparently be able to not only recognize who you're capturing with the capture, but what you're taking a picture of.

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.

Qualcomm's announcement means that some Android smartphones in 2019 are likely to have 5G connectivity, provided manufacturers take advantage of the chip.

Along with Verizon, AT&T also served up 5G demonstrations, and BT Group in the United Kingdom and Telstra in Australia attended to talk about the coming rollout of 5G starting next year.

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

Cristiano Amon, president of Qualcomm, told attendees at the summit that 5G will provide the "foundation for virtually every other electronic device to become connected", and despite the reservations of some that 5G is not yet ready for prime time, the USA chip giant prides itself on "making the impossible, inevitable".

The firm has revealed a CPU performance improvement of up to 45 percent over Qualcomm's previous flagship processor.

In addition to delivering the first Snapdragon 855 phone, OnePlus said it would have the first 5G phone available in Europe, using EE's mobile network. Next, the company unveiled Snapdragon Elite Gaming, a set of features in the mobile platform to enhance mobile gaming experiences. Apple plans to wait until at least 2020 before releasing an iPhone capable of 5G connectivity, Bloomberg reported Monday. If the user's finger is wet or oily, the 3D Sonic Sensor will accurately read the fingerprint through that, said Alex Katouzian, SVP and general manager of mobile at Qualcomm, during the keynote, which was livestreamed.

Qualcomm has also introduced a new ultrasonic sensor for under-display fingerprint sensors. Furthermore, this technology enables cutting-edge form factors while distinguishing itself from alternatives with higher levels of security and accuracy.

Verizon conducted the 5G demonstration on its network using a Samsung prototype device with Qualcomm's X50 modem at Maui hotel where the San Diego cellular technology giant is holding its annual Snapdragon Technology Summit this week.

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