OnePlus's 2019 flagship will be the first phone with a Snapdragon 855

Laverne Mann
December 6, 2018

However, Fotis Karonis, executive advisor for 5G at BT Group, did say that as the 5G rollout begins in the United Kingdom, consumers will be in the position to pay a "little bit more" in recognition of the differences between current networks and what 5G offers. Verizon and AT&T have already announced plans to build 5G-ready phones with Samsung next year, and so have LG and Sprint. Dissimilar to the optical fingerprint sensor found in most 2018 smartphones so far, Qualcomm's latest approach depends on depends on sound waves generated from under your smartphone's display to unlock your phone.

Qualcomm has just announced the Snapdragon 855, its new mobile platform that's created to deliver 5G connectivity. Along with network latency that is faster than the blink of an eye.

"The best 5G networks will need the best 4G networks", said Nicki Palmer, Verizon's chief network engineering officer, in an attempt to reassure us that 5G will be great.

There are two variants of the Snapdragon 855 processor: One with 5G support, and one without.

During the first day of the annual Snapdragon Technology Summit on Maui, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. brought together mobile operators, infrastructure and device makers to introduce the first commercial 5G mobile platform, Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform.

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Professional photographer Dunja Djudjic published a blog post detailing how Samsung had used one of her portraits to market the dual-camera system on the Galaxy A8 Star smartphone.

In Europe, EE intends to launch 5G networks in major United Kingdom cities including London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Manchester, and Leeds through 2019. AT&T also has 5G networks up and running in just seven cities. The rollout is expected to begin in earnest in 2019.

This ultimate mobile technology which allows files to be downloaded at blistering speeds will arrive in 2019 and could change the way consumers use their devices. The tech is supposed to kill off Wi-Fi and fixed-line broadband, because you'll be expected to use 5G everywhere, somehow, connecting to carriers and private 5G networks for your internet.

5G poses an exciting prospect, as it promises faster and more reliable connectivity to common data-intensive tasks, like streaming video, video calls, streaming music, and general smartphone use.

However, 5G won't burst onto the smartphone scene. According to a Bloomberg report released on Monday, Apple will probably release its 5G enabled smartphones only in 2020. It's even been said that a tree's leaves could interfere with the strength of a 5G signal.

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