"5G is going to be about more than just a network", said David Christopher, President of AT&T Mobility and Entertainment. With the 5G-ready Snapdragon 855 mobile platform, your next flagship smartphone will be capable of utilizing the high-speed 5G networks once operators are ready. Verizon's 5G service for smartphones will only begin rolling out in "early 2019". He described how 5G will be a commercial reality starting in early 2019 with mobile device launches and network rollouts across North America, Europe, Japan, South Korea, Australia and China.More news: Your Spotify account may be terminated if you try to block ads
Amon was then joined on stage by senior executives from global mobile operators AT&T, EE and Verizon, who discussed in more detail their 5G deployment plans.
The 5G smartphone is said to be loaded with Qualcomm's mobile processor, the Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem, and a Qualcomm antenna module, both of which have not been released yet. It is not yet known what model will implement next-generation 5G mobile communication services. Snapdragon 855 delivers highly intuitive on-device AI experiences - driven by our 4th-generation, multi-core Qualcomm AI Engine, with up to 3 times the AI performance compared to the previous generation mobile platform. The Snapdragon 855 will debut with the world's first Computer Vision (CV) ISP to not only bolster computational photography, but also to enhance video capture.More news: The Division 2 Private Beta is Now Live
Apart from 5G connectivity, Qualcomm also announced its "3D Sonic Sensor", a fingerprint scanner for smartphones that will lay underneath the screen completely hidden from sight.
Yesterday we heard that the 5G Samsung Galaxy S10 is coming to Verizon in the United States and now it looks like the handset is also headed to AT&T. This under-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor should be very secure as it takes a 3D image of the finger and won't be affected by oily or wet fingers.More news: Dispute about Nord Stream 2: Moscow warns of obstacles