Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chip: Six interesting, new things that future Android phone could do

Every year, the inside processors make phones quicker, smarter and more powerful. If you love the photography of your mobile, unlocking, slow-motion video and face or fingerprint unlocking. It’s because they’re powered by  Qualcomm’s next high-end Android phone chipset, the Snapdragon 865, lays the foundation for new features that your phone will pick up next year.

With Snapdragon 865 chipset, you’ll get upgrades such as 5 G speeds, a 200-megapixel camera, virtual driver license support, and features set to make mobile gaming even closer to a desktop experience. But there are some specific examples of what a potential phone could do from Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit — as long as the phone manufacturer turns them on. In 2020, Snapdragon 865 chips will be used on premium devices.

1. Edit 8K video over 5G

Each phone that uses the Snapdragon 865 will be 5G-ready and will be able to support up to 8 K HD video with an ultra-high-resolution that translates into very large files. A 30 second 8 K file could take 1 GB of storage for example. It might take 20 minutes to upload the 4 G file, making short 8 K video uploads unworkable without fast Wi-Fi connectivity and running the battery.

With 5G, you can upload and edit these videos more easily in the cloud while you’re on the move and collaboration on video edits.

The model I watched was vivid. This contains a huge 8 K clip from the phone to the internet, which is sent to another person who edits and shares this. To make it easy to deal with a large amount of data, you need these superfast 5 G speeds.

2. Two-finger biometric unlocking feature for most sensitive apps

In the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10 phones, Qualcomm’s on-screen fingerprint reader which uses the sound waves to unlock the phone had a rocky start. Now Qualcomm is attempting again to capture two fingers on the Sonic Max 3D, a fingerprint reader that gives a large target.

It is intended to be easier to access and simpler to fit more complex data points in the form of finger-specific ridges, valleys, and pores. On your phones, you can configure an enabling or double-finger encryption only for mobile payments, or pick apps like your banking app.

3. Improved refresh speeds mean faster filters and screenshots

Phones are becoming more popular with “hot” displays. The standard 60Hz refresh rate has pushed some telephones up to 90Hz or even 120Hz, making clearer graphics ideal for the game. Nevertheless, this is not the only advantage.

The Snapdragon 865 supports up to 144Hz display refresh speeds, making it much easier to run with but also with every screen animation. Dragged up and down is a perfect example of a simulation, but a Snapchat filter watching my face when I looked, and the Gender Swap Filter that was squared out the neck, thickened my brows, and presented me with a beard, was the non-gaming examples that took me around. It is a great example.

Think about what fast refresh speeds you will get when you are a bumpy passenger and take video recordings from your monitor for smoother motions. (Note that the battery charge may be boosted at higher refresh rates.)

4. Google Assistant knows your location just by listening

The phone is now pointed at stimulating the assistant with warm words like “Sure, Google.” Snapdragon 865 wants to take a phase forward with a new sensor center, which can sense and perceive what happens to your surroundings.

Imagine that your mobile is trained to identify and behave the sound of a crying baby. Perhaps you will get a warning to monitor the baby with a picture from the bedroom screen.

Or you are in the subway when the mobile senses you are in your normal time, giving your regular request. Perhaps when you make a call, road noise and wind turn up the volume automatically.

The sensor center also supports hot words and provides noise reduction to listen from a distance — without a lot of power consumption.

5. Smart live translation and transcription

On Android 10, Google launched live video transcriptions and the voice editing feature on Pixel 4 takes unmatched transcripts. But the demo I saw this week was closer to the worldwide science-fi lore translator, a software system that transcribes in two English and Chinese languages without missing the beat.

In a separate example, the telephone converted English-language words and then played Chinese to the beneficiary. It’s the whole system on the phone itself and I can see using this in taxi taxis and restaurants to reduce the pressure from a gap between languages, as a person traveling abroad many times a year.

Sure, some of this can already be achieved through Google Translate, also offline.

6. Use your mobile to the world around you as a portal

Mobile app developers have for many years been experimenting with augmented reality, including locating firms using Yelp Monocle and Google Maps to tell you where you are. The issue is that these apps need a quick response. Speeds in 5G will assist quicker.

A 3D world map of wooden blocks was shown at the demo I attended. Move the mobile and an AR interface would make it a colorful world map with clips from certain locations that appear on the screen as you walk around the house. The idea is that famous videos from every geography be easily seen and picked.

Although I’m not sure I would use the same device in real life, the virtual reality that I saw on the screen was far more imaginative and immersive than a “square” list of video titles.

I hope I have offered you a taste of some of the real possibilities in 2020 for phones. The role of Qualcomm is to ignite the concept— it’s up to mobile and device designers to build the specific experiences we need.

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