Therefore, 5G is evaluated as dream mobile communication technology.
During the event, Justin Denison, senior vice president of mobile product strategy and marketing, Samsung Electronics America, discussed the company's commitment to 5G, including bringing the first flagship 5G smartphone to the USA in the first half of 2019 using the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform with the 5G X50 modem. Samsung is only the first to do so, just like people's attitude toward the iPhone's Notch.
The first smartphone with the Snapdragon 855 and a 5G modem should be from Samsung and will be released in the first half of 2019. He described how 5G will be a commercial reality starting in early 2019 with mobile device launches and network rollouts across North America, Europe, Japan, South Korea, Australia and China. The company states that the new mobile platform features their fourth-generation, multi-core AI Engine with up to 3 times the AI performance compared to the Snapdragon 845.
"Samsung offers end-to-end solutions that are accelerating the wide scale adoption of 5G and help us realize our vision of truly connected living", said Justin Denison, senior vice president, Mobile Product Strategy and Marketing at Samsung Electronics America. Verizon's 5G service for smartphones will only begin rolling out in "early 2019". The carrier is promising that its own 5G network will be available nationwide rather than in a few cities. 5G will, indeed, be the killer feature for smartphones of 2019, and it'll be a big differentiator. The potential limitation of 5G could be a reason why it's unlikely we'll see 5G-capable iPhones next year.
Apart from 5G connectivity, Qualcomm also announced its "3D Sonic Sensor", a fingerprint scanner for smartphones that will lay underneath the screen completely hidden from sight. Qualcomm states that them using ultrasound in the 3D Sonic Sensor is more secure and accurate than the alternative.