Android smartphones could see a huge boost later this week as Qualcomm holds its yearly Snapdragon Technology Summit in Hawaii.
The major chip supplier usually reveals its updated processors and new connected tech at the event with many of next year’s upcoming devices likely to be powered by these brains.
There’s currently no official word on what will be revealed at the three-day event but Qualcomm has given some hints about what’s to come.
The firm has said that this year will feature a number of industry milestones including more news on super fast 5G, an update to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Mobile Platform and the always on and always connected PC.
At last year’s event, Qualcomm revealed the Snapdragon 845 chip which has gone on to power almost every Android flagship including the OnePlus 6T, Sony’s Xperia XZ3 and some models of the Galaxy S9 and Note 9.
Apple and Huawei both recently announced their latest processors with the devices that now use them, including the iPhone Xs and Mate 20 Pro, currently considered to be the fastest on the market.
In fact, recent speed tests have shown just how fast this new technology is with Apple beating its Android rivals by a hefty margin.
Qualcomm will now be looking to reveal a major power boost to its mobile platform in a bid to take on the competition and its next chip will almost certainly be its fastest to date.
5G is also a major buzzword at the moment with many of the UK’s networks announcing plans to introduce this fast technology.
EE has even revealed it will begin its first rollout of 5G next year and expect plenty of news from Qualcomm about their plans to help drive this next generation mobile signal.
Speaking ahead of the event Cristiano Amon, president, Qualcomm Incorporated, said: “I am very excited to build upon the success of last year’s Snapdragon Technology Summit and be joined by over 330 global press and analysts in Hawaii again this year.
“This year’s announcements will span across three days, include collaborations with several major industry leaders that will solidify our path to 5G commercialization, and change the way we use mobile devices in 2019 and beyond, creating a truly global moment for customers and tech enthusiasts around the world watching via the livestream.”
If you want to keep abreast of all the latest news then Qualcomm has confirmed that the third annual Snapdragon Technology Summit keynotes will be broadcast live from Hawaii on December 4, 5 and 6 at 7pm GMT.
Express.co.uk is also making the trip to the other side of the world and will be bringing all the latest news and views from the summit live as they are announced.