OnePlus Will Have the First Snapdragon 855 Phone, Says CEO

OnePlus Will Have the First Snapdragon 855 Phone, Says CEO

Instead, they've skirted around the full name by including the words "Samsung" and "phone" as well as "5G" all over the place - but no S10.

We're not totally sure why, we can only think there was a possible overheating issue due to the intensive work being done by streaming 4K over the 5G modem (remember this isn't a final device).

Kevin Petersen, senior vice president of wireless product marketing at AT&T, used his time on stage to highlight 5G commercialization along with the industries and consumer experiences that will drive demand for the 5G mobile network.

In addition to the hardware support in Snapdragon 855, Qualcomm also discussed today worldwide carrier rollout plans for 5G technology in 2019, including commitments from all four major United States carriers for both Sub-6 and mmWave networks. It is due to arrive in phones in the first half of 2019.

Included in the unveiling were mobile operators AT&T, EE, Telstra and Verizon; infrastructure provider Ericsson; network infrastructure and mobile device leader Samsung; and device makers Motorola, NETGEAR and Inseego. Qualcomm employees from nearly every division - Engineering, R&D, Standards, Hardware - contributed to developing the technologies that make 5G possible.

More information on the Snapdragon 855 should be released over the next few days during the Snapdragon Technology Summit.

Perhaps one of the most exciting moments of the day came when Alex Katouzian, SVP and GM of Mobile for Qualcomm Technologies, teased the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform.

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China also blocked a tie-up between two major semiconductor manufacturers, Qualcomm and NXP, as a response to American trade tariffs.

The Cupertino giant is delaying its adoption of the next-generation network technology to avoid problems, like spotty coverage, that could arise during the initial phase of deployment of 5G networks.

While 5G offers fast speeds, it has limitations: the signals can't travel very far nor penetrate walls and fog, so you'll have to dot loads of base stations everywhere, inside buildings and piggybacking on 4G towers outside.

But the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 doesn't just bring the usual speed and efficiency improvements.

Qualcomm has finally unveiled its next top-end chipset processor for smartphones, the Snapdragon 855 SoC. A Bloomberg report this week said that Apple will hold off on launching an iPhone on the ultra-fast 5G network until 2020 at the earliest.

Qualcomm announced the new Snapdragon 855 at its yearly Technology Summit in Hawaii and although no release date has yet been announced for the chip one smartphone firm has already committed to using these latest brains.

Stay tuned for tomorrow when we will learn all about the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855.