Qualcomm’s next top-end processor is the Snapdragon 855, and it supports 5G networks and under-display fingerprint sensor.
In addition to cutting edge mobile network support and fingerprint scanner, the SD855 also supports cutting edge mobile gaming which has been dubbed “Snapdragon Elite Gaming” by the manufacturer.
Snapdragon 855’s Under-display fingerprint sensor
What is the new support for under-display sensors like? Qualcomm’s solution is a 3D sonic sensor which the company says will work smoothly even if there is a screen protector on the phone’s display or if the screen is smudged or dirty. Good products, good thinking.
Gaming phones are becoming the rave these days, with a number of manufacturers launching one. Qualcomm wants to support that and so has optimized the Snapdragon 855 for elite gaming. The chipset is also optimized for artificial reality – AR. AR gaming will become big in the future and we see this as a smart move.
Other features you will find with the SD855 include support for Cortex-A76, Adreno 640, QuickCharge 4+, 4k video, and 48 megapicels single camera, among others.
The SD855 will power many of 2019’s flagship smartphones.