Background: While some of the images from the newly leaked batch show the Galaxy S10+ with a gradient finish, the color in question is in no way confirmed to be part of the upcoming smartphone lineup. It will take this opportunity to once more labour the point about its 5G modem leadership and this time has recruited Verizon and Samsung for further emphasis. Huawei and Intel may dispute this characterization, but no products on the market use their 5G tech.
The devices will run on a "Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem and antenna modules with integrated RF transceiver RF front-end and antenna elements", Verizon said.
Slated for release sometime in the spring of 2019, this mystery phone will be the second 5G-capable device on AT&T's network, alongside the mmWave Netgear Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot, which should be coming out later this month. However, since this is a proof-of-concept, we don't expect to see the Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S10 Plus in the flesh during the 5G demo this week. However, the company did give us a sneak peek at some of tomorrow's announcements.
As expected, new releases from Qualcomm focus on improving the core pillars of the user experience, which include performance, AI, camera, entertainment and connectivity with the advent of 5G.
The Galaxy S10 will not be the only 2019 phone to make use of the Snapdragon 855 chip. As it uses ultrasonic technology to unlock the devices, the 3D Sonic Sensor will work with wet fingers, which is not possible with existing fingerprint readers. The A8s has a mostly (more than 95 percent) front face covered with a functional display with only a small hole in one corner which many believe to be space for the selfie camera. The company is hosting events with more information about the Snapdragon 855 throughout the Summit, and most of the mobile platform's specifications and features will be made public during Day 2. What we do know is that the 855 will probably power the bulk of next year's high-end smartphones (because what else would?). Enter your email to be subscribed to our newsletter.