Samsung’s 5G Prototype Has The Ugliest Notch On A Smartphone So Far

Samsung Electronics and Verizon took the wraps off a 5G concept device at Qualcomm's Snapdragon Technology Summit in Maui, Hawaii on December 3 (local time). This is the second device which will be available through the AT&T portfolio, having announced a 5G Mobile Hotspot, in partnership with Netgear back in October. They've just confirmed the release of the 10th anniversary edition and along with 5G network capability, there are a few far-out features many people are already looking forward to.

Samsung still hasn't officially launched a flagship smartphone with a notch, but it sure looks like it's seriously considering the idea.

Qualcomm's announcement means that some Android smartphones in 2019 are likely to have 5G connectivity, provided manufacturers take advantage of the chip. "Together, Samsung and Verizon have made huge gains in bringing 5G commercial services to consumers in several cities".

There is no longer any doubt on what processor will be fitted on the 10th-anniversary special edition Samsung Galaxy S10 5G phone; it will be the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC.

The devices will run on a "Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem and antenna modules with integrated RF transceiver RF front-end and antenna elements", Verizon said. Snapdragon 855 delivers highly intuitive on-device AI experiences - driven by our 4th-generation, multi-core Qualcomm AI Engine, with up to 3 times the AI performance compared to the previous generation mobile platform. It also features the world's first Computer Vision (CV) ISP to enable cutting-edge computational photography and video capture features. Furthermore, this technology enables sleek, cutting-edge form factors while distinguishing itself from alternatives with higher levels of security and accuracy.

On Monday, Verizon and Samsung announced plans to launch one of the first commercial 5G smartphones in the first half of 2019, which will use chips from Qualcomm.