Qualcomm, in an event early in the morning, announced the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC with the weight falling to Artificial Intelligence and 5G Network Support.
The company spoke about the 4th generation of multi-core AI engine and the new design of Adreno, Kryo and Hexagon components of the chipset, for which the performance will be up to three times greater than that of the Snapdragon 845 as the chipset will decide which kernels will be employed each time to perform a process. Also, Artificial Intelligence processing will now be done directly on the device rather than cloud.
In addition, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC is the world’s first with an integrated image processor (ISP) specifically dedicated to Computer Vision to offer new features in photography and video capture, while Snapdragon Elite Gaming mode promises to improve chipset performance the duration of gaming.
In terms of supporting 5G networks, Qualcomm emphasized that it is not enough simply to offer a 5G modem on the chipset. Until the 5G networks are widely spread across a wide range, a device should continue to support older generations (4G LTE, 3G) and at the same time not to spend its battery when connected to 5G. That’s why they’ve incorporated a new component that supports multi-gigabit WiFi, 5G and 4G LTE so that the user does not understand the transfers from one network to another and protects the device’s autonomy.
Finally, the company also unveiled the 3D Sonic Sensor, the first in-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor that reads the user’s footprint three-dimensionally.