Over the past few years, Qualcomm has held a Technology Summit in Maui, Hawaii, every December to unveil the next generation of Dragon chips and unveil the most flagship engines of Android in the coming year. This year’s summit is of special significance, and this year’s launch of the Snapdragon 865 and 765 mobile platforms will play a role in truly driving the world into the 5G era.
Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon said the 5G communications era is truly opening up, in the next few years, the world’s major countries and markets will actively deploy 5G networks, major terminal manufacturers quickly release 5G terminal equipment. Qualcomm expects 200 million 5G users by the end of next year, 1.4 billion 5G smartphones shipped by 2022 and 2.8 billion 5G connected devices worldwide by 2025.
Qualcomm will play its core technology platform as the world moves into the 5G era. Alex Katouzian, Qualcomm’s senior vice president and general manager of mobile business, subsequently released two mobile platforms, the flagship Snapdragon 865 and Nilong 765. Among them, the flagship Snapdragon 865 mobile platform and the Dragon X55 modem and RF system are the world’s leading 5G platforms that support global 5G deployments, and will also facilitate the further convergence of 5G and artificial intelligence, resulting in powerful camera and gaming upgrades. The 765/765G mobile platform integrates a 5G baseband chip, which significantly improves AI computing performance and Elite game performance. The specific performance of the Snapdragon 865 and 765 platforms will be explained in detail at the next day’s meeting.
The Dragon Modeling Platform is also a major core product of today’s summit keynote presentation. Katuzan announced the launch of the first mobile platform-based module series – the Snapdragon 865 and 765 module platforms. Built on an end-to-end strategy, the above modular platform is designed to provide the industry with the tools it needs to easily scale 5G deployments, help customers reduce development costs and accelerate the introduction of new industrially designed smartphones and IoT terminals. Verizon and Vodafone were among the first to announce support for the Dragon Modeling Platform certification program, which is expected to be joined by more operators in 2020.
After Katuzan launched the two mobile platforms, the Snapdragon 865 and 765, the heads of Motorola, Xiaomi, Oppo and HMD (Nokia Brand) took to the stage to announce that their upcoming flagship and midrange phones will use Qualcomm’s latest processor products, demonstrating their close relationship with Qualcomm.
Lin Bin, Xiaomi’s vice chairman, said Qualcomm was Xiaomi’s early investor and most important partner. Over the past eight years, Xiaomi has shipped 427 million Qualcomm chip phones, each with Qualcomm’s top-of-the-line chips. Next year’s Xiaomi 10 will also create the Snapdragon 865 just released today. Xiaomi will launch at least 10 5G smartphones next year, covering both mid-range and high-end areas.
Wu Qiang, President of Global Sales at Oppo, said Oppo would release its flagship phone in the first quarter of next year, and this month the Oppo Reno 3 Pro based on the 765 platform. Executives at Motorola and HMD also said their 2020 product layout would rely more on the Dragon 765 platform to provide more affordable 5G midrange phones.
In addition, Katuzan has released a new Qualcomm 3D ultrasonic fingerprint ingress with 3D Sonic Max. The identification area is 17 times the previous size, no longer need to identify fingerprints in a small area, while the recognition accuracy is increased by 20 times, supporting dual fingerprint unlocking. This 3D sonic fingerprinting technology greatly improves unlock speed and security.