These landmark achievements are the result of Qualcomm mobile leadership and breakthrough inventions over decades, leading the world to 3G, 4G and now 5G by driving an end-to-end system approach that spans from research and development to commercialisation through a series of essential inventions and industry-first prototypes, demos, trials, chipsets and mobile platforms.
The folks at Patently Mobile spotted the patent, which was filed with the US Patent Office earlier this year, and hints at the possibility of Samsung using what it refers to as "force touch" technology in its smartphones, (which we already knew) but also smartwatches.
Qualcomm's announcement means that some Android smartphones in 2019 are likely to have 5G connectivity, provided manufacturers take advantage of the chip.
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Chipmaker Qualcomm announced its new mobile processor, the Snapdragon 855, which will enable mobile devices to connect to the latest mobile networking standard, 5G. It is not yet known what model will implement next-generation 5G mobile communication services. The company is hosting events with more information about the Snapdragon 855 throughout the Summit, and most of the mobile platform's specifications and features will be made public during Day 2. The Snapdragon 855 will debut with the world's first Computer Vision (CV) ISP to not only bolster computational photography, but also to enhance video capture.
Verizon, AT&T, and Samsung also announced that a 5G-capable smartphone will be available in early 2019.
On top of that, Qualcomm also mentioned support for the new Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor. Qualcomm states that them using ultrasound in the 3D Sonic Sensor is more secure and accurate than the alternative.
Lastly, the "Snapdragon Elite Gaming" feature was teased, which should combine performance, audio and battery life for an improved gaming experience.