Here’s a new processor for you to lust after.
It’s official: the latest and greatest mobile platform from Qualcomm to lust after is the Snapdragon 855. The name and initial details were unveiled during the company’s annual “Tech Summit” in Hawaii, where it’s taking a full week to unveil its upcoming plans for mobile computing and networks.
Qualcomm is, of course, talking up the Snapdragon 855’s 5G capabilities as we get ready to head into the new frontier of the latest and greatest wireless networks. The 855 is the first commercially-available mobile processor that supports multi-gigabit 5G connectivity, hopefully easing our transition into 5G networks without the need for a complicated or inefficient secondary modem.
Consumer-ready 5G networks have yet to be deployed in earnest in the U.S., but Qualcomm is getting ahead of the curve by announcing its latest processor and modem so that it can be integrated into upcoming smartphones as the first networks go live. It’s also working hand-in-hand with network partners for their 5G deployments, so that we hopefully don’t have to wait so long for the next-generation networks.