He described how Qualcomm Technologies is uniquely positioned to make 5G a commercial reality starting in early 2019, helping phone manufacturers address the exponential increase in device complexity that comes with 5G.
"We're proud to work alongside innovative partners like Verizon and Qualcomm Technologies to deliver a smartphone that will fundamentally transform how people work and play", said Justin Denison, Senior Vice President, Mobile Product Strategy and Marketing at Samsung Electronics America. 5G connectivity on mobile devices will be made possible with Qualcomm's Snapdragon X50 5G modem and QTM052 mmWave antenna modules. A Qualcomm blog post read about this, "This is the only mobile solution that can accurately detect fingerprints through numerous contaminants". When fully implemented, it will offer capacity and download speeds much faster than a 4G LTE network.
Samsung should be one of the first companies to come out with a 5G-ready phone.
We're expecting to see the new Snapdragon 855 chipset in a variety of top-end phones throughout 2019 and beyond, and we've had a think about the most likely up-and-coming devices that will likely include the cutting-edge chipset. Qualcomm claims that the Snapdragon 855 will improve the overall performance of a smartphone by nearly Three times.
Instead, a more immediate impact from the Snapdragon 855 chipset will be the inclusion of the Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor, an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor that goes under a smartphone's display.
Also getting more smarts is the image signal processor for taking photos and videos using Snapdragon 855-powered smartphones. Unlike optical scanners, Katouzian said, the Sonic Scanner takes a 3D image of a fingerprint's image ad pores, making it hard to trick the sensor.
This battery technology, which allows the phone to become a charging hotspot for other devices, has already appeared on the new Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Samsung could follow with its own take on this clever feature. Qualcomm is touting the ISP as able to do advanced Computer Vision techniques directly on the ISP, without having to use traditional CPU or GPU resources. Next, the company unveiled Snapdragon Elite Gaming, a set of features in the mobile platform to enhance mobile gaming experiences.