Samsung Galaxy F (or X according to some sources) will bring a real changer next year but the main flagship will receive a great and unexpected upgrade that may give it an edge over the select competition.
Well-known chip designer Qualcomm has recently released a statement announcing the next generation of system-on-chip or SoC for short. Called (for now) the ’’Snapdragon 855’’ the first SoC to bring 5G support to flagship tier smartphones. As Samsung’s models are the first devices to use every generation of new chips, rivals may be forced to stick to older tech for at least another year, due to Samsung’s buying power.
The secret behind the Snapdragon 855 is its 7nm manufacturing process, which will allow it to run at greater speeds with less battery drain, and dramatically reduce the heat released. Apple is also rumored to use a 7nm A12 chipset for the 2018 line of iPhones coming later in September.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Snapdragon X50 5G modem
It has been confirmed that the chipset is compatible with its Snapdragon X50 5G modem. Qualcomm has shown that smartphones paired with the X50 are able to reach speeds of up to 1.4 Gbps so its argument that 5G will have a great impact on the industry as 5G is estimated to launch later this year and in 2019 may be grounded in reality.
Another great reason for Samsung to embrace this technology is the fact that Apple recently decided to part ways with Qualcomm, which means that a 5G compatible iPhone won’t come around for at least one or two generations. While Apple chose Intel’s models instead, many consider that is a poor decision for everyone involved.
DJ Koh, Samsung CEO, has already announced that the company prepares to launch a 5G phone before the Galaxy S10. The device may be limited to Asian markets but it will net Samsung the award of world’s first 5G phone.
More details will be released by Qualcomm soon. The next line of Samsung flagships is set to be unveiled in January.