Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Powers Samsung’s New 5G Smartphone

Qualcomm's Snapdragon Tech Powers Samsung's New 5G Smartphone

Qualcomm has revealed that the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform has been placed in Samsung’s new Galaxy Note10 smartphone, a mobile device that was designed specifically for the 5G era. In conjunction with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X50 modem, the 855 platform will offer faster performance, better 5G connectivity, and improved AI and XR capabilities.

“Devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note10 5G are helping to push the transition to 5G, which will be the driving force behind the mobile industry’s largest transformation to date,” said Qualcomm Senior VP and Mobile General Manager Alex Katouzian.

In addition to its 5G capabilities, the Galaxy Note10 will eat up less power than its predecessors, and also includes a Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor for in-display fingerprint authentication. The Sonic Sensor was first unveiled at the tail end of 2018, and verifies a user’s identity with acoustic imaging rather than a more conventional optical scan. The high-tech sensor was previously featured in Samsung’s Galaxy S10, and was the first sensor to receive FIDO’s biometric component certification.  

The latest news is hardly surprising given Samsung’s and Qualcomm’s relative positions at the forefront of the 5G movement. Samsung recently created a joint 5G sales team in collaboration with NEC, while Qualcomm teamed up with Google to push for 5G adoption.