Samsung busted using DSLR photo to advertise Galaxy A8 camera

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It was just yesterday that Qualcomm announced its new Snapdragon 855 processor, but today we learned the first company that will use it: OnePlus.

Smartphones have already replaced standalone cameras for many people, and the Snapdragon 855 isn't going to ease up on the push to computational photography.

And yes, many of these feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 platform and its 5G modem.

In terms of overall performance, Qualcomm claims the 855's Kyro 485 CPU is 45 percent faster than its previous generation Kyro 385 CPU. 5G phones will use the Snapdragon 855 as well, but the modem - which connects the phone to the data network - is a separate. That comes with a significant speed boost and up to 4x power savings.

Although it should be noted more waves and bands supported means the device will have an easier time overseas. The thing is, we all expected the next OnePlus phone to use Qualcomm's latest chipset - the company exclusively makes affordable flagship-level devices - but we didn't actually expect OnePlus to deliver an 855 device first.

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An exact release date wasn't confirmed, but the company has unveiled a new partnership with United Kingdom network EE to bring the unspecified phone to the United Kingdom at some point in 2019. That allows it to create a 3D topographical map of the fingerprint's details, with far more detail than a 2D representation.

Samsung, Ericsson and other equipment and device makers also attended. Device makers who want to add 5G capability can then pair the Snapdragon with a 5G modem to enable 5G speeds.

The new sensor tech, officially called the "Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor", provides appreciable benefits over the current optical scanner technology. However it seems we won't have long to wait.

OnePlus has been open about its plans to bring a phone out in 2019 that's capable of connecting to 5G, but now the company is declaring war against its competitors by claiming it will be the first to offer a 5G-capable phone in Europe. It is expected that Samsung's next Galaxy smartphone will include this chip when it's announced in February next year, and so Galaxy owners with access to 5G networks will be able to take advantage of the speeds promised by the next-gen wireless technology.