Qualcomm states that this will be the first mobile platform to support multi-gigabit 5G, along with all the potential that 5G entails. Although Intel promised to ship its own 5G modem in 2019, Apple is expected to launch devices with 5G modems only in 2020.
AT&T is also offering 5G service with a rollout in 12 U.S. cities this year, and plans to add service in seven other cities in early 2019, as reported by TechRepublic.
Verizon will start offering its first 5G smartphones in the first half of next year after announcing a new partnership with Samsung. However, 5G advocates claims the switch will represent a much bigger speed upgrade this time around, making the decision to wait potentially riskier for the iPhone. It's also believed that Samsung will completely ditch its iris scanning feature and replace it with a new version of its face unlock technology.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips now power over a billion phones ranging from entry-level devices to flagship models, which is undoubtedly what the Snapdragon 855 is destined for in the first quarter of 2019.
5G mobility service will provide massive bandwidth, better connectivity, and improved network reliability.
Verizon partnered with Samsung to launched its first commercial 5G service in October in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento.
Qualcomm has also introduced a new ultrasonic sensor for under-display fingerprint sensors.
Qualcomm is hosting its annual Snapdragon Technology Summit in Maui this week, where the Snapdragon 855 processor with 5G support is expected. T-Mobile is now in the process of deploying its own mobile 5G network, and there's every reason to believe Verizon and AT&T are quietly doing so as well at this point.
Up front, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is said to feature a 6.4-inch dual-curved edge AMOLED display with a quad HD screen resolution. As of now, there is no information regarding the Snapdragon X50 Modem (whether it will be integrated or not). However, popular benchmark AnTuTu has also jumped the gun and revealed official scores comparing all four major chips this year namely the Snapdragon 855, HiSilicon Kirin 980, Exynos 9820, and Snapdragon 845.
Outside America, the 5G story seems muddier (which is not surprising, as 4G was slow on global adoption as well), which probably makes the Snapdragon 855 a bit less exciting. We don't think so.
At the Snapdragon Technology Summit in Hawaii, Qualcomm's President, Cristiano Amon, announced: "5G is here" and demonstrated the Qualcomm 5G prototype.
In fact, Katouzian says the ISP will be able to recognize who and what you're shooting as well as where you're taking a picture. For more information, stay tuned to XDA-Developers, as we'll have plenty of coverage and details to share throughout the week!