Samsung has a 5G prototype phone with a corner notch

  • Samsung has a 5G prototype phone with a corner notch

Samsung has a 5G prototype phone with a corner notch

Near the end of the presentation, however, Alex Katouzian, SVP and General Manager of mobile at Qualcomm revealed the name and some of the features of their next flagship mobile platform.

The two companies will unveil a proof of concept later this week, at the annual Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit in Maui.

The upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile platform will be manufactured on a 7nm process, as previously disclosed.

But Qualcomm won't be embedding a 5G-capable X50 modem in every single Snapdragon 855 unit.

Despite the inevitable short-comings when it comes to coverage, 5G is pretty close to becoming an actual thing in the hands of the consumer.

During the event, Justin Denison, senior vice president of mobile product strategy and marketing, Samsung Electronics America, discussed the company's commitment to 5G, including bringing the first flagship 5G smartphone to the U.S. in the first half of 2019 using the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform with the 5G X50 modem.

It's been clear for a while now that 2019 will be the year of 5G, and it's little surprise at this point that the Snapdragon 855 will support "multi-gigabit" data speeds on 5G networks as they light up around the country.

AT&T will sell a 5G Samsung smartphone.

At a demonstration held during Qualcomm's Snapdragon Tech Summit in Hawaii on Tuesday, Samsung showed off a 5G phone with a very interesting notch, located in the upper-right corner of the device. However, the company did give us a sneak peek at some of tomorrow's announcements. While each new generation of Snapdragon usually finds its way into flagship Android phones, it's unclear which models will run the Snapdragon 855 with 5G connectivity. There's a new dedicated vision processor that can process depth mapping at 60 fps, as well as capture 4K HDR video at 60fps.

Lastly, the "Snapdragon Elite Gaming" feature was teased, which should combine performance, audio and battery life for an improved gaming experience. The 3D Sonic Sensor will use ultrasonic waves to register fingerprints, which is said to be more accurate and reliable than similar in-display fingerprint sensors you'd find on phones like the OnePlus 6T.