December 10, 2018
Qualcomm Differentiates Itself And Smartphone Partners From Apple And Huawei With The Snapdragon 855
I spent last week in Maui attending Qualcomm’s annual Snapdragon Technology Summit with my colleague and analyst, Anshel Sag. It was a tough assignment in Hawaii, but someone had to do it. I attend about fifty events per year, and the Snapdragon Summit is right there at the top- not just for the location, but for the unique announcements, demonstrations, and executive access.
Mobile 5G was certainly front and center of the narrative, and the company spent considerable time at the conference enumerating the ways Qualcomm is accelerating the next generation of mobile and PC technology towards commercial reality. As I have said before, Qualcomm is the mobile conductor of 5G, and this event reinforced that opinion. The stars of the show this year were undoubtedly the latest addition to Qualcomm’s Mobile Platform Series, the Snapdragon 855, and the latest ACPC platform, the 8cx. Let’s take a closer look at the 855, and I will cover the 8cx in my next blog.
Who Will Win The Race To Be First 5G Device – Android or iPhone
The author says : “ I expect every premium Android handset to have a 5G variant in Q3 2019. For those scoring at home, this will likely be 18 months before Apple integrates 5G into the iPhone in September/October of 2020.”Back