2019 Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit Day One: Dive In!

I’m excited to attend the 2019 Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit again this year; it’s a chance to get an early look at the technology that will drive the next generation of mobile devices. The Summit is just beginning, but its already clear that Qualcomm has a lot to share. As you might expect, 5G and AI are centerstage.

Today is day one of the Summit, and Qualcomm has started off in a big way by unveiled two new 5G Snapdragon Mobile Platforms. The platforms will play a key role as 5G coverage and the devices that can leverage the new blazing fast speeds grows in the next few years. The same holds true with AI. We’ve already gotten a taste of what artificial intelligence can do, but it’s just the beginning. With these new platforms, Qualcomm is making it clear that the future is 5G and AI and that future is now.

Center stage is Qualcomm’s new flagship Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform. With the most powerful 5G platform yet its arrival means the next generation of flagship devices will have connectivity and performance we could only dream of just a few years ago.


It never ceases to amaze me how something so small can be so powerful.

We will hopefully get a sense of which devices will be the first to leverage this amazing new technology. For now, however, I’m just happy to know that the advancements we’ve seen in recent years aren’t slowing down.

In addition to the Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform, Qualcomm also announced its new Snapdragon 765/765G.

With its integrated 5G connectivity, advanced AI processing, it will become the foundation of the next phones targeted to mobile power users. Moreover, the inclusion of select Snapdragon Elite Gaming experiences promises to make mobile gamers happy.


This excerpt from Qualcomm’s press release paints an exciting picture of what the future will bring:

Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager, mobile, Qualcomm Technologies, unveiled two new 5G Snapdragon Mobile Platforms to lead and scale 5G and AI in 2020. The flagship Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform, which includes the Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System, is the world’s most advanced 5G platform, delivering unmatched connectivity and performance for the next generation of flagship devices. The Snapdragon 765/765G brings integrated 5G connectivity, advanced AI processing, and select Snapdragon Elite Gaming experiences. Full platform details will be shared tomorrow.

We can’t wait to see how these new platforms perform and what it will mean for those of us who rely heavily on the pocket computers we previously referred to as phones. We will have more details on the new platforms tomorrow. In the meantime, if you want to share in the news you can watch Qualcomm’s Livestream at 9 am HST each day.

Here are some highlights from today’s press conference told in a series of tweets …

Disclosure: I am at the Snapdragon Tech Summit as Qualcomm’s guest; they paid for my travel, room, and meals, but there were no conditions or expectations made regarding what I chose to write about regarding my experience.

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Judie Lipsett Stanford
I've had a fascination with all types of gadgets and gizmos since I was a child, beginning with the toy robot that my grandmother gave my brother - which I promptly "relieved him of" in 1973. I'm a self-professed gadget magpie. I can't tell you how everything works, but I'm known world-wide for using a product until I have a full understanding of what it does, what its limitations are, and if it excels in any given area — or not.