At the ongoing Snapdragon tech, summit, the chipmaker unveiled two new upcoming chipsets on Qualcomm’s new modular Platform. The Snapdragon 865, which is the successor to the 855. Meanwhile, the Snapdragon 765/765G is a new chipset with integrated support for 5G.
The other announcement was Qualcomm’s new in-display fingerprint technology called 3D Sonic Max. Unlike the previous generation, the 3D Sonic Max sensor identifies fingerprints and the data is processed by the hardware without the need for additional algorithm-based processing.
The Snapdragon 865 can be paired with the Snapdragon X55 Modem, which succeeds the X50 Modem with a newer, more power-efficient process. The X55 also has higher theoretical down/up speeds and supports SA/NSA networks. The X55 will also support both mmWave and Sub-6 GHz 5G networks with improved bandwidth on Sub-6GHz.
The Snapdragon 765(G) does come with integrated 5G support, but further details about its modem were scarce but we should hear more on day-2 of the Summit.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 used Qualcomm’s current 3D Sonic Sensor but it was often slow, unreliable, and difficult to trigger precisely. Not to mention, it caused authentication problems when used with certain kinds of screen protectors.
We wonder if the Galaxy S11 will use Qualcomm’s new fingerprint technology or if Samsung will develop its own in-display fingerprint tech.