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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform Powers Samsung’s Latest Flagship Smartphone, the Galaxy Note10

Aug 7, 2019SAN DIEGO

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Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, announced that the flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform is powering Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.’s latest and most cutting-edge flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Note10, for select regions. Snapdragon 855, when combined with the Snapdragon X50 modem, is designed to deliver superior 5G connectivity, artificial intelligence (AI), eXtended reality (XR), and industry-leading performance to usher in a new decade of revolutionary mobile experiences. 

“We are very proud to continue our longstanding strategic collaboration with Samsung Electronics to deliver breakthrough mobile experiences, and the Samsung Galaxy Note10 is the latest example of that,” said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager, mobile, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “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.”

“Samsung Electronics and Qualcomm Technologies are both committed to delivering best-in-class mobile experiences to consumers,” said TM Roh, president and head of Mobile R&D, IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. “The Galaxy Note10, powered by the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, is designed to deliver the best experiences today’s consumers demand.”

The Galaxy Note10 is designed to take advantage of the leading performance and efficiency improvements achieved by the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, in select regions. Snapdragon 855 is equipped with the cutting-edge Qualcomm® Kryo™ 485 CPU built on Arm Cortex Technology, offering up to a 45% performance improvement over the previous generation, which provides consumers with the power and performance required in the new 5G era. The new Qualcomm® Adreno™ 640 GPU supports up to 20% faster graphics than the previous generation while continuing to lead the mobile industry in performance per watt, letting consumers get in the game and enjoy captivating entertainment. The new Qualcomm Spectra™ 380 ISP integrates numerous hardware accelerated computer vision (CV) capabilities, enabling the world’s first announced CV-ISP to provide cutting-edge computational photography and video capture features while at the same time offering up to 4x power savings compared to the previous generation. Snapdragon 855 features the 4th generation multi-core Qualcomm® AI Engine, which offers a total capacity of more than 7 trillion operations per second (7 TOPs) and will enable the next-generation of camera, gaming, and voice experiences.

Utilizing the Snapdragon 855 with the Snapdragon X50 modem and Qualcomm Technologies’ RF Front-end solutions, the Galaxy Note10 5G is designed to deliver transformative 5G experiences to the world, while harnessing the best in multi-gigabit 4G connectivity for sustained high data rates. The Snapdragon X50 modem supports 5G for both Sub-6 GHz and mmWave frequency bands and is designed to deliver multi-gigabit speeds that were previously unachievable in mobile communication – along with ultra-low latency and superb reliability.

The Galaxy Note10 also features the Qualcomm® 3D Sonic Sensor, which is engineered to allow the device to detect fingerprints while distinguishing itself from alternative biometric authentication methods with higher levels of security and accuracy. Unlike optical scanning solutions, 3D Sonic uses acoustic-based technology that reflects the unique features of a user’s individual fingerprint.

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