Most Futuristic Flagship Smartphone Samsung Galaxy S10 Major Upgrades Suddenly “Confirmed”
Samsung will soon launch two dedicated smartphones. While the foldable Samsung Galaxy F (in particular, its price) head turns, the headline is the 10th anniversary of the Samsung Galaxy S10. And Samsung’s most important partner has just confirmed perhaps the biggest update of the phone.
In a statement, Qualcomm chip designer has officially announced the launch of the next generation system-on-chip (SoC) – to be called “the Snapdragon 855”, and showed that he was the first to bring 5G “premium smartphones. “It’s extremely important that the Galaxy S-Series was always the first on the market with these chips, and Samsung’s purchasing power even forced competitors to use old hardware in the past.
Qualcomm says the secret sauce behind (so-called) Snapdragon 855 is a 7nm manufacturing process that allows it to work faster and faster and offers superior battery life. 7nm is also what Apple will use in its A12 chipset for the trio of the new iPhone (details).
But Qualcomm’s confirmation that the chipset can be paired with the Snapdragon X50 5G modem is the most important event.
The public test Qualcomm has already proven the X50 smartphones with a modem that can deliver speeds of up to 1.4 Gb / s (it’s 1400 megabits per second), so it’s the language in which the future 5G platform In order to transform the industry, 5G will be launched in 2018 and in 2019, may not be far off.
In addition, Samsung decided to switch to this technology because Apple’s decision to avoid Qualcomm modems means it will not have a 5G-compatible iPhone for several generations.
In fact, the general director of Samsung DJ Koh has already praised that the company hopes to launch the 5G phone even before the Galaxy S10. I suspect that it will be a niche device limited by the Asian market, but one to make sure that Samsung receives the “World’s First 5G Phone” award.
It also does not matter that Samsung breaks its Galaxy phones between Qualcomm’s Snapdragon and the company’s Exynos chipsets. The first is usually sold in the US, so this announcement is blocking 5G Galaxy S10, but Samsung is also working on its own 5G modem, so the S10 on Exynos elsewhere should not be missed either.
Qualcomm promises more information about the chip, including a breakdown of its performance and its name (yes, it’s called Snapdragon 855), “in the fourth quarter of 2018”.
In combination with Samsung’s significant changes in the design of plans to use the Galaxy S10 (including some of them moved directly from science fiction), 5G really shifts the fans after the iteration of the year can stimulate. And that’s before we come to the main event.
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