Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 to Launch the Mobile 5G Era
Qualcomm today named for the first time its next-generation mobile processor, the Snapdragon 855. The 855 includes the latest in terms of clock speeds, and will also be among the first CPUs to ship with native support for mobile 5G. Qualcomm is calling the Snapdragon 855 the first mobile platform to support multi-gigabit 5G, top-tier artificial intelligence, and deep augmented / virtual reality performance. According to Alex Katouzian, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mobile, at Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 855 will provide a better on-device artificial intelligence experience thanks to the new, multi-core AI engine; the first Computer Vision image signal processor for advanced computational photography; and Snapdragon Elite Gaming, a new generation of experiences for gaming on mobile devices. The Snapdragon 855 will support the new Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor, an under-the-display ultrasonic fingerprint solution that can accurately detect fingerprints through multiple layers of display and protective glass, which will give phone designers more freedom when designing their mobile devices. Qualcomm will fully reveal all the Snapdragon 855's capabilities at a keynote address at the Snapdragon Tech Summit on December 5.
Dec 5, 2018
Qualcomm today fully revealed the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform, its top-tier system-on-a-chip heading into 2019. Qualcomm focus on a number of pillars when developing this SoC, including performance, connectivity, AI, camera, and entertainment.
Dec 6, 2017
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, its flagship system-on-a-chip for 2018. Qualcomm expects the module to form the core of next year's top smartphones, which it will endow with multimedia smarts for both audio and video.
Jan 4, 2018
Samsung today announced the Exynos 9810, its flagship processor for the year, a chip that will likely form the heart of the company's Galaxy S series devices in a few months. The 9810 is built on Samsung's second-generation 10-nanometer FinFET process, which gives it a bump in speed and efficiency.
Dec 6, 2017
Qualcomm today revealed that the Kryo 385 CPU in the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform does not use off-the-shelf cores and instead relies on semi-custom cores. Processor designers often use cores such as those created by ARM.