Qualcomm announces World’s first Ultrasonic 3D in-screen fingerprint sensor

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 855 Processor for 5G Phones

Qualcomm Ushers in Decade of 5G at Summit on Maui

While the rollout of 4G greatly impacted component makers, network operators and technology companies, Amon said that with 5G "basically every other industry understands that this technology will modify their business". OnePlus, which specializes in affordably priced flagship phones, says it will have the first phone to be powered by the Snapdragon 855.

Qualcomm has announced Snapdragon 855, the upcoming flagship SoC that will be found in most of the flagship devices in 2019. As noted by Djudjic, Samsung Brazil was recently caught passing off two stock photos as Galaxy A8 selfies, going so far as to add watermarks implying that it owned the pictures. Qualcomm will help its OEM partners address the exponential increase in device design complexity that comes with 5G in both sub-6 GHz and mmWave bands.

Days after Verizon pulled back the curtain on its 5G Samsung phone, AT&T said it's working with the Korean phone manufacturer on a phone for the second half of 2019. Which device, exactly, wasn't specified, but nearly every finger is pointing towards Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10 smartphone.

As for Verizon, the company has only just begun rolling out its 5G home internet service this year to four cities, including Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento.

T-Mobile is also developing its 5G network with an estimated roll-out of 2020. At first, 5G's rollout is likely to be slow and gradual, with only a few devices having 5G connectivity at first, and it'll only be available in a few markets initially.

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 855 Processor for 5G Phones
Qualcomm presented a new flagship chipset Snapdragon 855

The 5G race in the United States is certainly heating up, and while some might complain the buzz has dimmed into more of a nauseating drone, at least there is something to actually shout about nowadays. Qualcomm is believed to have a technology lead on Intel in 5G - though it's unclear how much.

In addition to touting 5G, Qualcomm introduced its latest chip for smartphones. But it's possible that the company also plans to release a separate 5G device.

The year 2019 is expected to usher the 5G era of mobile communications. Instead of recording a 2D image of your finger, it uses an ultrasonic sensor to build up a 3D model.

Aside from multiple camera setup, display notches, and all whatnot, the In-screen fingerprint reader has in the a year ago become a major feature of the mo-range and Premium smartphones, partly because they take up more space than the conventional rear fingerprint sensor.

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