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Your next flagship will be based on Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 855 chipset

Your next flagship will be based on Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 855 chipset

Qualcomm this week unveiled its next-gen premium mobile processor, the Snapdragon 855, which will power next year's flagship.

This Samsung S10 concept brings together numerous leaks and rumors floating around out there to give us a glimpse of what we might expect from the brand's next Galaxy smartphone lineup.

It must sound like a bit of an echo, but during the first six months of 2019, AT&T will bolster its 5G devices line-up with a Samsung smartphone.

Are you excited for 5G?

Speaking of which, Qualcomm confirmed that Samsung is going to be one of the first companies to release a 5G-ready phone, sometime in the first half of 2019. Nicki Palmer, chief network engineering officer at Verizon, discussed Verizon's 5G strategy and the importance of collaboration in making 5G a reality; Kevin Petersen, senior vice president, wireless product marketing at AT&T, highlighted 5G commercialisation along with the industries and key consumer experiences that will drive demand for the next generation mobile network; Fotis Karonis, executive advisor for 5G at BT Group, discussed how 5G will roll out across the United Kingdom in 2019, address challenges that LTE now faces and introduce new customer experiences.

Renault alerts French authorities to Versailles gift to ex-chairman Ghosn
Renault is investigating payments linked to the lavish second wedding of its former boss Carlos Ghosn at the Palace of Versailles. Renault initially stood by Ghosn, but last month named a new CEO and chairman to replace him as his Japanese legal case drags on.

Verizon already has a working 5G commercial service, 5G home, which was launched in October in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento, with a "rapid expansion" on the cards.

With that said, Verizon and AT&T's 5G networks will only be available in a small number of markets when smartphones running Qualcomm's 5G-enabled chips roll out. To do this, the equipment manufacturer used a Samsung smartphone prototype.

However, 5G won't burst onto the smartphone scene. It's even been said that a tree's leaves could interfere with the strength of a 5G signal.

Complimenting the Snapdragon 855 will be the separate Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor. Qualcomm states that them using ultrasound in the 3D Sonic Sensor is more secure and accurate than the alternative.


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